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Coronavirus Travel Restrictions in Japan and Attractions Closure (Updated 2020 March)

Coronavirus Travel Restrictions in Japan and Attractions Closure (Updated 2020 March)

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Mar 9, 20201,4340

In response to the ongoing global outbreak of COVID-19, the Japanese government has implemented a series of travel restrictions targeting visitors arriving from affected countries. The new measures are part of Tokyos increasingly stringent efforts to combat the spread of the new coronavirus. In addition to travel restrictions, the government has called for various social distancing measures including holding the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament behind closed doors for the first time in its history. As Tokyo continues to grapple with the expanding outbreak, travelers can reasonably expect additional measures to follow. Make sure you consult the latest information available from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs prior to making travel arrangements to Japan.

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Travel restrictions in Japan
Timeline for visitors restrictions from China and Korea:
How could visitors get help in Japan?
List of temporary closure attractions in Japan
Attractions & Theatres: schedule reopen time

Travel restrictions in Japan

At the time this article was written, the Japanese government has announced it is suspending all visas issued to foreign nationals at Japanese consulates in China (including Hong Kong and Macau) and South Korea effective March 9, 2020 at 0:00 (12 midnight). Visas previously issued by Japanese consulates in China, Hong Kong, Macau, and South Korea are no longer valid. In addition, visa-free travel arrangements with Hong Kong and South Korea have been suspended. Foreign nationals arriving in Japan from mainland China or South Korea must land at either Tokyo Narita (NRT) or Osaka Kansai (KIX) international airports. Anyone arriving from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and South Korea is required to undergo a 14 day quarantine at an officially-designated facility.

These newly announced travel restrictions come on top of the following measures already in place:

● Chinese nationals holding passports issued in either Hubei or Zhejiang provinces are barred from entering Japan.

● Any foreign national who has visited Hubei or Zhejiang provinces within 14 days of arrival in Japan will not be permitted to enter.

● Any foreign national who has visited the South Korea cities of Daegu, Gyeongsan, Andong, or Yeoncheon, or the counties of Cheongo, Chilgok, Uiseong, Seongju, or Gunwei within 14 days of arrival in Japan will not be permitted to enter.

● Any foreign national who has visited the Iranian provinces of Kom, Tehran, or Gilan within 14 days of arrival in Japan will not be permitted to enter.

Timeline for visitors restrictions from China and Korea:

1. Hubei/Zhejiang Provinces in China (effective from 0:00AM Feb 13 JST)

2. Daegu City/Cheongdo County in North Gyeongsang Province in Republic of Korea (effective from 0:00AM Feb 27 JST)

3. Gyeongsan/Andong/Yeongcheon City, Chilgok/Uiseong/Seongju/Gunwei County in North Gyeongsang Province in Republic of Korea (effective from 0:00AM Mar 7 JST)

4. Kom/Tehran/Gilan provinces in Iran (effective from 0:00AM Mar 7 JST)

How could visitors get help in Japan?

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) operates a visitor hotline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call for tourist information or assistance in the case of accidents and emergencies including novel coronavirus(COVID-19). Support is available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

From Japan 050-3816-2787

From Overseas +81-50-3816-2787

List of temporary closure attractions in Japan

In order to contain the spread of infections, some festivals and events may have been canceled or postponed. Also, theme parks such as Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, and Universal Studios Japan, museums and galleries have been temporarily closed. Here are a list of attractions and theatres that have closed for now:

Attractions & Theatres: schedule reopen time

Bunkamura: March 10, 2020

21 21 Design Sight: March 12, 2020

Tokyo Hara Museum: March 13, 2020

Mori Art Museum: March 13, 2020

Mori Arts Center Gallery: March 13, 2020

Tokyo Disneyland/DisneySea: March 15, 2020

The National Art Center: March 15, 2020

The National Museum of Modern Art: March 15, 2020

Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art: March 15, 2020

National Museum of Nature & Science: March 15, 2020

National Theatre: March 15, 2020

National Engei Hall: March 15, 2020

National Noh Theatre: March 15, 2020

, National Bunraku Theatre: March 15, 2020

The New National Theatre: March 15, 2020

TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM: March 16, 2020

Ghibli Museum: March 17, 2020

Ota Memorial Museum of Art: March 16, 2020

Tokyo Opera City: March 16, 2020

Tokyo Station Gallery: March 16, 2020

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo: March 16, 2020

The National Museum of Western Art: March 16, 2020

Miraikan: March 17, 2020

National Film Archive of Japan: March 28, 2020

TOKYO SKYTREE: March 15, 2020

Edo-Tokyo Museum: March 16, 2020

Tokyo City View: March 13, 2020

The observatories at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building: March 15, 2020

The Yomiuri Land Amusement Park: March 15, 2020

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art: March 15, 2020

LEGOLAND® Japan Resort March 15, 2020

Mie Prefectural Art Museum March 15, 2020

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art TBA

The Museum of Kyoto March 16, 2020

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto March 16, 2020

Kyoto National Museum March 16, 2020

Universal Studios, Japan March 15, 2020

The National Museum of Art, Osaka March 15, 2020

Osaka Castle Museum March 15, 2020

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan March 15, 2020

Kobe Port Tower March 15, 2020

Nara Prefectural Museum of Art March 15, 2020

Nara National Museum March 16, 2020

Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties March 16, 2020

Adventure World March 15, 2020

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art March 16, 2020

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum March 15, 2020

Hiroshima Castle March 15, 2020

Otsuka Museum of Art March 16, 2020

Kyushu National Museum March 16, 2020

Huis Ten Bosch March 15, 2020

The National Theatre Okinawa March 15, 2020

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium March 15, 2020

Our latest reference on other countries/regions entry restrictions, subject to update, is available at:

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