Strict Border Guidelines to Proceed
On January 11, the Authorities of Japan introduced that strict border restrictions barring most international nationals from coming into Japan will proceed till at the very least late February.
All vacationers from the USA should adjust to a compulsory three-day or six-day quarantine at authorities of Japan-designated services. The size of the quarantine interval varies relying on vacationers’ location of origin. Guidelines associated to quarantine necessities change typically and with little discover. Earlier than departing, vacationers ought to monitor native information sources, in addition to the web sites of the Ministry of International Affairs, Ministry of Justice, and Ministry of Well being, Labour, and Welfare.
Vacationers who take a look at constructive for COVID-19 should adjust to authorities of Japan laws relating to the required quarantine interval and testing previous to launch from quarantine. The U.S. Embassy is unable to intervene in these issues.
Prolonged Processing Occasions at Airports
Because of enhanced screening measures associated to the Omicron COVID-19 variant, and the elevated variety of vacationers required to quarantine at authorities of Japan-designated lodges, vacationers could encounter prolonged wait instances upon arrival.
Comfort retailer and merchandising machine choices are restricted throughout the customs, immigration, and quarantine course of. Vacationers could want to deliver importable, non-perishable meals of their carry-on baggage. Moreover, vacationers ought to journey with ample remedy and child/toddler wants in anticipation of prolonged wait instances on the airport.
Dietary Restrictions at Quarantine Resorts
Meals shall be supplied at authorities of Japan-designated lodges. Nevertheless, particular requests primarily based on dietary restrictions will not be accommodated. Vacationers with dietary restrictions could want to deliver nonperishable meals gadgets with them. Whereas some lodges permit for supply from comfort shops, meals supply providers, and/or mail-order suppliers, insurance policies could differ by location.
Household Lodging at Quarantine Resorts
Authorities-provided resort rooms are sometimes not giant sufficient for some households. For a lot of these household teams, please bear in mind that you could be be positioned in separate rooms, together with youngsters. Every traveler’s baggage needs to be packed individually and will include all gadgets obligatory for quarantine. Guidelines relating to entry to different rooms could differ by location.
State Division – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747