The world is thriving and learning to live with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). With certain adjustments and precautionary measures, containing the spread of the virus can be done.
This is why Japan has deemed it necessary to have an entry ban from various countries including the Philippines as announced by their Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.
The ban will take effect on May 27, 2020 and will remain in place “for the time being”.
Japan has put an entry ban on 111 countries and regions in which all foreign nationals who have visited these places within the last two weeks will automatically be turned away upon arriving in Japan.
Visa suspensions and 14-day quarantine periods for all arrivals will also be in place.
Banned countries and regions:
Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam
Australia, New Zealand
Canada, United States
Latin America and the Caribbean
Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Uruguay
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican
Bahrain, Iran, Israel, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritius, Morocco, Sao Tome and Principe