International Flights:Restriction on Entry to Japan and Taiwan due to New-type Coronavirus

February 3, 2020

Due to the influence of Pneumonia linked to New-type Coronavirus, entry restrictions have been announced in Japan and Taiwan.

Restriction on Entry to Japan

By the directives enforced by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, the following persons will not be allowed to enter Japan temporarily except in special circumstances. (Updated on July 24, 2020)

  • Foreigners using Chinese passports issued by Hubei Province or Zhejiang Province of the People's Republic of China.
  • Foreigners who have boarded the Westerdam cruise ship and disembarked at the port of Sihanoukville in Cambodia.
  • Foreigners who have stayed in the following areas or countries within 14 days prior to your arrival in Japan.
    Asia India, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, China(including Hong Kong and Macau), Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal*1, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, People's Republic of Bangladesh, Philippines, Brunei, Viet Nam, Malaysia, Republic of Maldives
    Oceania Australia, New Zealand
    North America Canada, United States of America
    Latin America and the Caribbean Argentine Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, Oriental Republic of Uruguay,Ecuador,Republic of El Salvador, Republic of Guyana, Republic of Cuba, Republic of Guatemala, Grenada, Republic of Costa Rica, Republic of Colombia, Jamaica, Republic of Suriname*1, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Chile,Dominica, Dominican Republic, Republic of Nicaragua, Republic of Haiti, Panama, Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Republic of Paraguay*1, Barbados, Federative Republic of Brazil, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela*1, Republic of Peru, Bolivia, Republic of Honduras,United Mexican States
    Europe Iceland, Ireland, Republic of Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Andorra, Italy, Ukraine, Republic of Uzbekistan*1, the United Kingdom, Estonia, Austria, Netherlands, Republic of Kazakhstan, North Macedonia, Cyprus, Greece, Kyrgyz Republic, Croatia, Kosovo, San Marino, Georgia, Switzzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Vatican, Hungary, Finland, France, Bulgaria, Republic of Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Portugal, Malta, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Romania, Luxembourg, Russian Federation
    Middle East Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Republic of Iraq, Iran, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, State of Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Palestine*1, Republic of Lebanon
    Africa People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Egypt, Kingdom of Eswatini, Republic of Ghana,Republic of Cabo Verde,Gabonese Republic, Republic of Cameroon, Republic of Guinea,Republic of GuineaBissau, Republic of Kenya*1, Côte d'Ivoire, Union of Comoros*1, Republic of Congo*1, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Republic of Sierra Leone*1, Republic of Djibouti, The Republic of the Sudan*1, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Senegal, Federal Republic of Somalia*1, Central African Republic, Republic of Namibia*1, Republic of Botswana*1, Republic of Madagascar*1, Republic of South Africa,Mauritius, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Morocco, Libya*1, Republic of Liberia*1
    • *1
      The countries and regions are newly added to the regulation areas this time.

They will not be able to enter Japan for a while except in special circumstances.
For details please refer to the website of Immigration Services Agency of Japan.

Restrictions on Entry to Taiwan

Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, travelers entering Taiwan are subject to the following restrictions starting from 12:00am on March 19 (Taiwan time).

  • 1 Travelers who are not Republic of China nationals will not be permitted to enter the country (apart from travelers who hold an alien resident certificate, business certificate, or have special permission).
  • 2 All travelers entering Taiwan, regardless of nationality, must undergo 14 days of home quarantine. Home quarantine means that you must obey certain restrictions, such as: you are not permitted to go outside during the quarantine period, you must stay within your designated place of quarantine (such as a hotel), you must pick up the phone when the Taiwan government or other agencies call to check on your status, you are not permitted to take public transport, you are not permitted to leave the country, etc.
  • 3 The government of Taiwan may revise its immigration policies based on the development of the COVID-19 outbreak in Japan. Please stay up-to-date on the latest information at all times.

For more information, please see the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website.

First announced on February 3, 2020
Update on July 24, 2020
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