Japan – Level 3: Reconsider Travel
Reconsider travel to Japan due to COVID-19.
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Japan due to COVID-19.
Japan has resumed most business operations (including day cares and schools). COVID-19 is still a serious concern in Tokyo and across many areas of Japan, and restrictions on entry remain in effect. Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Japan.
Read the country information page.
If you travel to Japan, you should:
- See the U.S. Embassy’s web page regarding COVID-19.
- Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19.
- Avoid contact with sick people.
- Discuss travel to Japan with your healthcare provider. Older adults and travelers with underlying health issues may be at risk for more severe disease.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at 60%–95% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Report for Japan.
- Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist
Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.