IMPACT – HIGH
The Japanese government has updated its entry requirements and reduced its list of exceptional circumstances for entering the country.
Additional Information: Foreign nationals who have the status of instructor, professor, medical services, dependent, designated activities or those intending to enter Japan for short-term or long-term stays for business no longer meet an “Exceptional Circumstance” for entering the country. A full list of countries with travel restrictions and entry requirements can be found here. More information regarding the visa application process is available here.
BAL Analysis: The list of countries affected by the Omicron variant could increase in the coming days and weeks. Health measures may change with little or no notice. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.
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