Japan Latest Lockdown for 2021
Japan has expanded its state of emergency to cover 11 of its 47 prefectures (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Aichi, Gifu, Tochigi and Fukuoka).
Restaurants in Japan
Restaurants and bars must close at 8pm, and you must limit unnecessary outings. Measures vary between regions. Monitor media and be alert to the advice of local authorities (see ‘Travel’).
Strengthened Borders & Visa’s
Strengthened border and quarantine enforcement measures are also in place.
If you hold a visa issued under “Business Track” or “Residence Track” you can enter Japan until midnight (JST) 21 January 2021 (except if you have been in the UK or South Africa within the previous 14 days).
Should be returning to Japan, is permissible if you hold residency status in Japan and show your residency card at the airport, you will be permitted entry.
Foreign nationals found breaching quarantine can have their names, nationalities and other information made public in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
Visa status can also be cancelled (including those holding residency) and offenders may be deported.
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