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Asia > Japan: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 1.7 millions

Active cases: 41 159

Recovered: 1.6 millions

Deaths: 17 453

Vaccination count: 85.8 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-09-27

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Covid-19 test required for some countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Sous conditions
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Partially Allowed
Due to the spread of new, more contagious strains of the virus, Japan is closing its borders until further notice to all new foreign arrivals except foreign residents of Japan or under special circumstances.

It is currently undecided when regular tourists will again be able to enter the country, but it is unlikely to happen in considerable numbers before 2022.

Tests: Covid-19 test required for some countries.

Quarantine: Depends
Self-isolation for 14 days required for some countries.

Information updated on 2021-09-27.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
Although the virus has not spread in Japan at a rate seen in Europe and North America, the rise of infections and resulting impact on the healthcare system have led to the declaration of a third state of emergency in parts of the country in April 2021. The state of emergency is currently observed in 21 of Japan's 47 prefectures, including Tokyo, until September 30.

During the state of emergency, drinking establishments are requested to remain closed. Furthermore, large shopping facilities and tourist attractions are requested to close or to close early in the evenings.

States of emergency were previously observed in spring 2020 nationwide (when schools and a wide array of businesses were closed) and in early 2021 in parts of the country (when early closures of dining and drinking establishments were requested in the evenings).

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Large events and gatherings remain suspended.

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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