Traveling to or from Japan? Rethink your plans.

Grappling with another rising wave of COVID-19 infections and fearing the transmission of new mutations of the novel coronavirus from abroad, Japan has once again tightened its border controls by temporarily banning entry by all new arrivals.

For Japanese nationals and foreign residents entering and re-entering the nation, the government is threatening to name and shame those who breach quarantine restrictions after arrival. Foreign nationals may even lose their residency status if they do not comply with quarantine measures.