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In an effort to strike down the spread of a new strain of Covid, the Japanese government has issued new travel restrictions beginning Monday, December 28th, 2020 and lasts until the end of January. The new restrictions prohibit new entry of non-Japanese nationals; however, if you’re a foreigner living in Japan making a short business trip abroad you will be exempt – you can read about that here.
You can read more about the ban here:
For the time being, foreign nationals who have stayed in any of the following 152 countries/regions within 14 days prior to the application for landing are denied to enter Japan in pursuant to the Article 5, paragraph (1), item (xiv) of Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act, unless special exceptional circumstances are found. Note that foreigners (from the countries and regions where the entry bans do not apply) are not denied to enter Japan even when they arrive in Japan via those countries or regions, which are subject to denial of permission to entry, for refueling or transit purpose. Those who entered those countries or regions will, however, be subject to the entry ban.
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