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Last verified: Thursday, 1. October 2020 at 07:19 AM

Japan Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Japan

Local Situation: 3.5 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Japan. We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.5 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Japan

There are currently 83,010 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Japan. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 1,564 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Japan.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Japan

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Japan.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Japan from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet -

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/JP

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Germany

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Japan: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Source: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/japansicherheit/213032

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/japan

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Japan, fordi der er indrejserestriktioner for personer, der rejser til Japan fra udlandet. Den danske ambassade i Tokyo har de seneste oplysninger om restriktionerne i Japan, herunder indrejserestriktioner. Du bør altid følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger. Du bør løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/japan/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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If you're an Australian already overseas and travelling to Japan, you won't be able to use public transport for 14 days after arrival, including any travel from the airport. Wear a face mask in public places, particularly on public transport and when in enclosed spaces. If you're a long-term resident of Japan and wish to return, you may only do so if immigration ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/japan

Individual rating changes for Japan

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Japan. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Japan changed from 3.3 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Japan to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from June 12th 2020

The total rating for Japan changed from 3.1 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Japan to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Japan changed from 3.0 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Japan to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Japan changed from 2.5 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Japan to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Japan to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Japan changed from 2.1 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Japan to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Japan with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 3rd 2020

The total rating for Japan changed from 2.2 to 2.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Japan with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from February 27th 2020

The total rating for Japan changed from 2.2 to 2.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Japan with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from February 26th 2020

The total rating for Japan changed from 2.0 to 2.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Japan to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from February 23rd 2020

The total rating for Japan changed from 1.8 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Japan to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 26th 2019

The total rating for Japan changed from 0.0 to 1.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Japan with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Japan changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Japan with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Japan with a rating of 1.0.

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The German government issued a new warning for Japan with a rating of 3.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Japan with a rating of 1.0.

Changes from July 5th 2019

The total rating for Japan changed from 2.0 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The New Zealand government removed their warning for Japan with a previous rating of 0.0.

About Japan

Japan with its capital Edo is a country in Asia (Eastern Asia), slightly smaller than California (377,835 km²). The country is located Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula. The climate can be described as varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north. The landscape is mostly rugged and mountainous. With a population of about 127.29 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Edo
Population about 127.29 million
Size 377.835 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than California
Common languages Japanese
Currency Yen (short: JPY)
Common voltage (electricity) 100V - 50/60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 3G
International phone prefix +81
Internet Top Level Domain .jp
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 JP
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 JPN
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 392

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Japan is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • acidification of lakes and reservoirs degrading water quality and threatening aquatic life
  • air pollution from power plant emissions results in acid rain
  • but it has now implemented a new policy of seeking to restart nuclear power plants that meet strict new safety standards
  • contributing to the depletion of these resources in Asia and elsewhere
  • following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster
  • Japan is one of the largest consumers of fish and tropical timber
  • Japan originally planned to phase out nuclear power

Natural hazzards

  • about 1,500 seismic occurrences (mostly tremors but occasional severe earthquakes) every year
  • both Unzen (1,500 m) and Sakura-jima (1,117 m), which lies near the densely populated city of Kagoshima, have been deemed Decade Volcanoes by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to their
  • many dormant and some active volcanoes
  • tsunamis
  • typhoons

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Japan. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. chemicals
  2. electronic equipment
  3. machine tools
  4. most technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles
  5. nonferrous metals
  6. processed foods
  7. ships
  8. steel
  9. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. beef
  3. dairy products
  4. fish
  5. flowers
  6. fruit
  7. legumes
  8. pork
  9. potatoes
  10. poultry

Japanese Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Japan.

Export products

  1. auto parts
  2. iron
  3. motor vehicles
  4. plastic materials
  5. power generating machinery
  6. semiconductors
  7. steel products

Import products

  1. audio
  2. clothing
  3. coal
  4. liquid natural gas
  5. petroleum
  6. semiconductors
  7. visual apparatus

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Japan?

Japan is currently rated at 3,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 8 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Japan.

Is it safe to travel Japan in 2020?

Visiting the country Japan is usually fine. The score is at 3,5 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Japan?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 8 individual sources for Japan.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Japan?

There are currently 83,010 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Japan. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 1,564 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Japan.

What is the size of Japan?

Japan has a size of 377,835 km² or 145,883 mi² which is slightly smaller than California.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.