posted on Nov, 20 2020 @ 12:28 AM
Japanese government travel restrictions remain in place that prevent most U.S. citizens from entering the country. Japan continues to modify its
policies to facilitate certain kinds of travel. Recently, the Government of Japan announced new regulations permitting residents of Japan to take
short business trips abroad without requiring quarantine upon their return. The rules governing this program are strict, and business travelers
should be sure they understand the program before departing the country. For complete information on travel restrictions, as well as requirements for
reentry, please consult the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of Justice.
Travel for tourism and most other short-term purposes is still not permitted, and there is no indication that this will change in the near term.
The U.S. Embassy strongly urges any U.S. citizens considering travel to Japan to review carefully the information available from the Government of
Japan. Please note these regulations are subject to change with little notice. The U.S. Embassy’s ability to intervene on behalf of travelers
denied boarding at their poing of embarkation or entry into Japan is extremely limited and those travelers denied entry at Japanese ports of entry
will likely be immediately reboarded on flights back to the United States.
U.S. military members traveling under the Status of Forces Agreement should consult with their chain of command for the most current requirements
pertaining to their entry as United States Forces Japan continues to enforce restrictions associated with a declared Public Health Emergency extended
through the end of 2020
I can't leave Japan...