United States of America / USA (mainland) travel advisories

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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs International Safety Information
Travel advisories Updated on Dec. 2, 2022, 4:17 a.m.
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Exercise increased caution

The following information has been provided by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The information is subject to change without notice. This is not a comprehensive list, and you are urged to check the most up-to-date information and details.

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Entry information for travelers from Japan

Post-arrival restrictions

Nov. 29, 2022, 8:21 a.m.

Upon entry (by air) to the United States, all nonimmigrant noncitizens over the age of 18 are required to present proof of vaccination (with some exceptions, see exception categories below).

*In principle, non-immigrants who have not completed vaccination cannot enter the United States. By fulfilling the obligation, it is possible to enter the country without completing the vaccination.

a. Exceptional categories and testing/self-isolation obligations

B Measures to be taken

All travelers are required to submit a "Written Oath".

● CDC (United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) announcement, press release

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p1025-International-Travel-System.html

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2022/s0610-COVID-19-test.html

https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/order-safe-travel.html

● CDC, affidavit format

https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Proof-of-COVID-19-Vaccination-For-Noncitizen-Nonimigrants-Passenger-Disclosure-and-Attestation.pdf

(Northern Mariana Islands)

For those who have completed vaccination, the treatment of the above "United States" will apply (*no quarantine measures). Those who have not completed the vaccination will be required to self-quarantine at home for 5 days, and will be lifted if they test negative on the 5th day after arrival.

*For details on the above measures, please refer to the website of the Consular Office of Japan in Saipan (https://www.hagatna.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/11_000001_00014.html).

COVID-19 risks

Oct. 19, 2022, midnight

In light of the general improvement in the global infection situation and the fact that the G7 countries have already canceled the designation of levels by country and region, all the new coronavirus infectious disease risk information was issued on October 19. The world is uniformly set to level 1 (please be careful).

Aug. 24, 2022, midnight

On August 24, the infectious disease risk information for 41 countries was changed from level 3 (recommendation to avoid travel) to level 2 (please refrain from non-essential travel), and the infectious disease risk information for 55 countries/regions was changed to level 2. The level has been lowered from (Please refrain from unnecessary and non-urgent travel) to Level 1 (Please be careful).

July 25, 2022, midnight

On July 23, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the global outbreak of monkeypox a "public health emergency of international concern." According to the WHO, more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox infection in 75 countries and regions have been reported so far, and the infection is spreading worldwide.

July 1, 2022, midnight

Although the infection status of the new corona varies depending on the situation in each country and region, the risk of death and aggravation has decreased, and deregulation at the water's edge and in Japan has also been seen, especially in countries where vaccination is progressing worldwide. I'm on the way. Based on these trends, the infectious disease risk information level is now available after comprehensively considering the actual conditions of each country / region, such as the status of infection, vaccination status, infectious disease control / medical system, and status of various measures in each country / region. Was reviewed.

May 26, 2022, midnight

Although the infection status of the new corona varies depending on the situation in each country and region, the number of new infections and deaths is declining worldwide, and the risk of death and aggravation is mainly in countries where vaccination is progressing. Is declining, and regulations are being relaxed at the water's edge and in Japan. Based on these trends, the infectious disease risk information level is now available after comprehensively considering the actual conditions of each country / region, such as the status of infection, vaccination status, infectious disease control / medical system, and status of various measures in each country / region. Was reviewed.

April 1, 2022, midnight

The level of infectious disease risk information should be reviewed after comprehensively considering the actual situation of each country / region, such as the number of newly infected people in each country / region, vaccination status, infectious disease control / medical system, and status of various measures. It was made. As a result, infectious disease risk information has been reduced from Level 3 "Recommendation for suspension of travel" to Level 2 "Please stop unnecessary and unurgent travel" in 106 countries.

Nov. 29, 2021, midnight

As the infection may spread further, please be informed and try to prevent the infection.

Nov. 29, 2021, midnight

As the infection may spread further, please be informed and try to prevent the infection.

Aug. 13, 2021, midnight

As the infection may spread further, please obtain the latest information and try to prevent the infection.

May 18, 2021, midnight

Coronavirus infections are still spreading worldwide, with more than 160 million confirmed infections and more than 3 million deaths worldwide. Although the number of infected people is decreasing in North America and Europe, the situation continues to require caution, such as the remarkable spread of infection in South Asia.
Based on this situation, the infectious disease risk information level in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Saint Lucia, Thailand, East Timor, and Mongolia has been newly set to Level 2 by comprehensively considering various situations including the deterioration of the infection situation. "Please stop unnecessary and unurgent travel" has been raised to Level 3 "Travel Cancellation Recommendation".

Oct. 30, 2020, midnight

As the infection may spread further, please obtain the latest information and try to prevent the infection.

Local and national news

Information for the past 30 days.

Outbreaks of monkeypox (outbreaks in multiple countries) (16)

Nov. 18, 2022, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
1. Status of the Monkeypox Outbreak On July 23, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, declared the global spread of monkeypox to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). In response to this recognition, on July 25, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued monkeypox infectious disease risk information Level 1 to the world. Since then, the infection has continued to spread, and after the first case of infection was reported on July 25th, seven cases of infection were reported by October 6th in Japan.

Polio outbreak status (Consider additional immunizations when traveling to polio-affected countries.) (updated)

Nov. 7, 2022, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
●On October 12, the World Health Organization (WHO) held its 33rd session of the Emergency Committee on the International Spread of the Poliovirus under the International Health Regulations (IHR).
●According to the Commission's statement dated November 1, the conference recommended an extension of the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) regarding the international spread of the poliovirus. .

Outbreaks of monkeypox (outbreaks in multiple countries) (15)

Nov. 2, 2022, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
1. Status of the Monkeypox Outbreak On July 23, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, declared the global spread of monkeypox to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). In response to this recognition, on July 25, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued monkeypox infectious disease risk information level 1 to the world. Since then, the infection has continued to spread, and after the first case of infection was reported in Japan on July 25, seven cases were reported by October 6.

Outbreaks of monkeypox (outbreaks in multiple countries) (14)

Oct. 6, 2022, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
1. Status of the Monkeypox Outbreak On July 23, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, declared the global spread of monkeypox to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). In response to this recognition, on July 25, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued monkeypox infectious disease risk information level 1 to the world. After that, the infection spread further, and after the first infected person was reported on July 25th, 6 infected cases were reported by October 4th in Japan.

New border measures for new coronavirus infections (applicable from October 11, 2022)

Sept. 26, 2022, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
On September 26th, the details of the review of border measures regarding the new coronavirus infection were announced. Below is an overview of the measures that will be applied from 12:00 a.m. on October 11 (Japan time).

1. Review of Restrictions on New Entry of Foreigners Regarding new entry of foreigners, we will not require the person in charge of acceptance located in Japan to apply for the immigration health check system (ERFS). At the same time, regarding the entry of foreign tourists, measures to limit entry to package tours will be lifted.

Outbreaks of monkeypox (outbreaks in multiple countries) (13)

Sept. 22, 2022, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
1. Status of the Monkeypox Outbreak On July 23, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, declared the global spread of monkeypox to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). In response to this recognition, on July 25, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued monkeypox infectious disease risk information Level 1 to the world. After that, the infection spread further, and in Japan, after the first infected person was reported on July 25, five infected cases were reported by September 21.

Travel advisories from local embassies and consulates

Information from the past two weeks.

Mauna Loa volcano eruption

Nov. 29, 2022, 3:40 a.m.
 米国地質研究所(ハワイ火山観測所)によれば、ハワイ郡にあるマウナロア火山山頂のカルデラで11月27日午後11時30分ころ、噴火が始まりました。現在、マウナロア火山の警報レベルは「Warning」(警報)に引き上げられています。
 また、The National Weather Serviceは、降灰勧告を発令しています。
 現在、避難命令は出ておりませんが、特にマウナロア火山周辺地域にお住まいの方は、万が一に備え、食料も含めた緊急持ち出し袋の準備、避難場所の確認、家族との集合場所を事前に決める等、ご自身でできる準備をされるとともに、今後も最新情報の入手に努め、安全確保に十分ご留意ください。
 ハワイ郡は、予防措置として以下の場所に避難所が開設しております。(11月28日午前3時現在)
  Ka’u at the Robert Herkes Gymnasium in Pahala
  The Old Airport Gymnasium (Kailua Park) in Kailua-Kona
※ 避難前は必ずご自身で最新情報のご確認をお願いいたします。

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