Japan recently restricted inbound travel from an additional 13 countries to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key Points:

  • From May 16 onward, foreign nationals who have visited the following countries within the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Japan: Azerbaijan; Bahamas; Cabo Verde; Colombia; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Honduras; Kazakhstan; Maldives; Mexico; Sao Tome and Principe; and Uruguay.
  • The new restrictions include foreign nationals with one of the following residence statuses who left Japan with re-entry or special re-entry permission: Permanent Resident; spouse or child of a Japanese national; spouse or child of a Permanent Resident or Long-Term Resident, including the spouse of a Japanese national or Japanese child who does not have one of these residence statuses.
  • Travel restrictions remain in effect for nationals of 87 other countries as well.

Analysis & Comments: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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