Looking for information and updates about the impact of COVID-19 in Japan? Our ‘Clean Green & Healthy’ page includes a dedicated ‘COVID-19 Update’ page which we update each week or whenever major developments take place. That page has just been updated for Monday 16th November 2020.
This section of our website includes the following pages:
1 / COVID-19 Update
2 / Traveling To/From Japan During COVID-19
3 / Traveling Inside Japan During COVID-19
4 / Healthcare & Assistance in Japan
In addition, we also provide information about heading to our home region of Central Japan, recommended outdoor destinations, choosing your accommodation, tours and charters, and current deals on offer.
As of November 16th 2020, Japan is reporting:
Total recorded infections: 118,601
Total recorded deaths: 1872
Nagano Prefecture: 110 active cases
While travel remains restricted at this time, we hope the situation will soon improve and all of this information is of assistance in planning your next visit to Central Japan.
Nov 9 2020: the government has agreed to the resumption of short and long-term business travel from China from the middle of November onward, under the ‘Business Track’ currently open to nationals of Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam. The date on which this will come into effect has not yet been confirmed.
Nov 5 2020: as anticipated in our update on Sept-30, Japan has lowered the travel advisory from Level 3 to Level 2, for countries including Australia, Brunei, China including Hong Kong and Macau New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Nationals traveling from these countries will still be required to undergo a COVID test prior to departure. Japanese nationals and foreign residents of Japan will also be able to travel to these countries – at this time, only for business purposes – and have the 14-day isolation period waived upon their return so long as certain requirements are met.
Nov 2 2020: nationals of 11 countries – including Australia, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Macau, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam – will no longer need to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival in Japan, so long as they have not traveled outside of their home country in the past 14 days. It is hoped that this with streamline the arrival process in anticipation of further easing of restrictions in coming months.
For complete information regarding COVID-19 in Japan including a timeline of events, please see our ‘COVID-19 Update’ page.