United States of America / USA (mainland) travel advisories

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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs International Safety Information
Travel advisories Updated on Oct. 18, 2021, 3:48 a.m.
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Do not travel

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

Oct. 15, 2021, 5:27 a.m.

To enter the United States (by air), a negative certificate of the new coronavirus test obtained within 3 days before the departure of the flight to the United States is required (from January 26, 2021).

In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mainly recommends the following regarding the necessity of inspection and voluntary quarantine after arrival in the United States.

(Note) In addition to the following states, various action restriction measures may be taken to control the spread of infection at the state / local government (county, city, etc.) level, so the state / region of the destination Attention should be paid to government measures.

(Northern Mariana Islands)

All travelers will be subject to five days of quarantine at government-designated facilities. If the test on arrival and on the 5th day after arrival is negative, the quarantine will be lifted.

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

(Guam)

All travelers are subject to 10 days of forced quarantine at government-designated facilities. However, if the test is negative on the 5th or 6th day of isolation, the compulsory isolation measures will be canceled after the completion of isolation on the 7th day. If you choose not to undergo the inspection, the compulsory quarantine measures will continue until the 10th day.

The 10-day forced quarantine is exempted if:

A person who has completed vaccination

Those who have completed vaccination approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO) are required to submit a photo ID, vaccination record card and vaccination certificate upon entry. Not subject to quarantine.

B. Holder of a negative certificate for PCR test

You will be exempt from compulsory quarantine by presenting your PCR negative certificate and photo ID that you took within 72 hours of your arrival in Guam. The negative certificate must state the name, date of birth, date of the test and the type of test.

In addition, if you show a negative certificate of a virus test (antigen test, etc.) other than the PCR test received within 72 hours before arrival and an ID card with a photo, you can switch to isolation at the accommodation facility or at home. ..

If the test is voluntarily negative on the 5th or 6th day, the compulsory isolation measures will be lifted after the completion of the isolation on the 7th day.

* Please refer to the website of the Consulate-General of Japan in Hagatna (https://www.hagatna.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html) for details of the above measures and exemptions from isolation measures.

(Hawaii)

All travelers are subject to 10 days of self-isolation. However, travelers from Japan are exempt from self-isolation for 10 days after arrival if they are tested at a Hawaii-designated medical institution within 72 hours before departure and present a negative certificate upon arrival in Hawaii. NS.

* For details on the above measures, refer to the website of the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu (https://www.honolulu.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html).

COVID-19 risks

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.

New border measures for new coronavirus infection (waiting period for vaccination certificate holders after entering and returning to Japan)

Oct. 8, 2021, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
● On October 8, new border measures were decided in Japan.
● We will inform you of the main points of this measure as follows, so please be aware of the latest information when returning to or entering Japan, and in particular, the vaccination certificate that is subject to this measure. For books, etc., please check the website below.
"Regarding the vaccination certificate that is valid when entering Japan from overseas (as of October 8, 2021)"
(Https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp/covid19/certificate_to_Japan.html)

New border measures for new coronavirus infection (waiting period for vaccination certificate holders after entering and returning to Japan)

Sept. 27, 2021, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
● On September 27, new border measures were decided in Japan.
● We will inform you of the main points of this measure as follows, so please be aware of the latest information when returning to or entering Japan, and in particular, the vaccination certificate that is subject to this measure. For books, etc., please check the website below.
"Regarding the vaccination certificate recognized as valid when entering Japan from overseas (as of September 27, 2021)"
(Https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp/covid19/certificate_to_Japan.html)

New border measures for new coronavirus infection (new designated countries / regions for mutant strains that should be dealt with especially for border measures)

Sept. 27, 2021, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
● On September 27, new border measures were decided in Japan.
● We would like to inform you of the main points of this measure as follows. Please be aware of this when returning to or entering Japan, and check the latest information.
"List of designated countries / regions related to border strengthening measures (as of September 27, 3rd year of Ordinance)"
(Https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100238771.pdf)
● For more details, please check the following website.
"New measures for strengthening border measures (17)
(Https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100238774.pdf)

New border measures for new coronavirus infection (new designated countries / regions for mutant strains that should be dealt with especially for border measures)

Sept. 17, 2021, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
● On September 17, new border measures were decided in Japan.
● We will inform you of the main points of this measure as follows. Please be aware of this when returning to or entering Japan, and check the latest information.
"List of designated countries / regions related to border strengthening measures (as of September 17, 3rd year of Reiwa)"
(Https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100235162.pdf)
● For more details, please check the following website.
"New measures for strengthening border measures (17)
(Https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100235163.pdf)

Calling attention to the Islamic Shiite religious event "Arba'een"

Sept. 17, 2021, midnight wide area information
(point)
● Around September 28th (Tuesday), it will be the Islamic Shiite religious event "Arba'een".
● Keep in mind that large-scale events are likely to be the target of terrorism, etc., and pay sufficient attention to ensuring safety while trying to obtain the latest information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' overseas safety website and news reports. Please also use "Tabi-Regi" to collect information.

New border measures for new coronavirus infection (new designated countries / regions for mutant strains that are of particular concern for border measures)

Aug. 11, 2021, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
● On August 11, new border measures were decided in Japan.
● We will inform you of the main points of this measure as shown in 1 to 6 below and the materials. Please be aware of this when returning to or entering Japan, and check the latest information.
"List of designated countries / regions related to border strengthening measures (as of August 11, 1991)"
(Https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100221452.pdf)
● For more details, please check the following website.
(Https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100221453.pdf)

Travel advisories from local embassies and consulates

Information from the past two weeks.

Measures to move from areas where the new coronavirus infection is spreading by the city of Chicago (change of target state 40)

Oct. 7, 2021, 7:45 a.m.
The city of Chicago's travel recommendations are listed in two colors, orange and yellow, based on data comparing the number of new coronavirus positives per 100,000 people in each state and the situation in Chicago (but the yellow list). Travelers from (no special inspection or isolation required).

The following measures apply to travelers entering Chicago from the target state. For Cook County, we follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). See the links below for travel guidance in Cook County.
https://cookcountypublichealth.org/communicable-diseases/covid-19/covid-19-travel-guidance/

In addition, for Evanston, Oak Park, Skokie, and Stickney Township, which are excluded from the suburbs of Cook County, the public health and health authorities in their respective jurisdictions may announce measures within the area, so please check there. Please give me.

1 Effective date and time: From 0:01 am on Friday, October 8, 2021

2 Period ・ The travel recommendation is valid until the next notice.
・ The target state will be reviewed every Tuesday and will be effective from 0:01 am on Friday of that week.

Criteria for classifying 3 colors:
(1) Yellow: When the number of new positives per 100,000 population is less than 15 calculated by a 7-day moving average (2) Orange: New calculated by a 7-day moving average, new per 100,000 population When the number of positives is 15 or more * The target states are updated once a week according to the classification criteria.

4 Specific state divisions (1) Orange (47 states, 3 regions)
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of Columbia, Guam, the Virgin Islands
(2) Yellow (1 state, 1 area)
California, [Connecticut], Puerto Rico
* [] Is the area that has moved from the orange list to yellow this time.

5 Points required of travelers (1) Before travel (travelers to the target states on the orange list and unvaccinated)
Perform an inspection 1-3 days before travel.
(2) During travel ・ Individuals should wear masks on public transportation such as airplanes, buses, trains, and transportation bases regardless of vaccination.
・ Wear a mask at all public indoor facilities in Chicago.
・ Avoid crowds, keep a distance of 6 feet (2 mails) or more from people other than your companion, wash your hands frequently, or disinfect with a disinfectant solution containing 60% or more alcohol.
(3) After travel (travelers returning from the target states on the orange list and unvaccinated)
・ Perform inspection 3 to 5 days after travel and perform voluntary quarantine at home for 7 days.
・ Even if the test result is negative, perform voluntary quarantine for 7 days.
・ If the test result is positive, avoid contact with the outside to prevent infection to others.
・ If you do not undergo the test, perform voluntary quarantine at home for 10 days.
・ People who are at high risk of aggravation should avoid interacting with others regardless of whether or not they have taken the test.
(4) All travelers should be followed up for symptoms of COVID-19 after the trip, and if symptoms appear, they should be quarantined voluntarily and inspected.

6 Target of the travel recommendation:
Chicago citizens and all travelers traveling from the target state to Chicago.
〇 Please refer to the link below for Travel Orders for Chicago City.
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/emergency-travel-order.html

Contact information for the hotel
Tel: (312) 280-0400 (24 hours available) (Note)
Fax: (312) 280-9568
Email: ryoji1@cg.mofa.go.jp
(Note) We are currently reducing our business structure to prevent coronavirus infections. From 9:15 am to 5 pm on weekdays, follow the voice guidance to connect to the department in charge. From 5 pm on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, and weekdays to 9:15 am the next day (incidents, accidents, and other urgent matters), if you operate according to the voice, you will be connected to the emergency call reception when the museum is closed.

Shooting incident at Arlington city high school

Oct. 7, 2021, 2:20 a.m.
If you are a Japanese resident, please keep away from the area.

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Consulate General of Japan in Houston
Consulate-General of Japan in Houston
2 Houston Center, Suite 3000, 909 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77010
Phone: 713-652-2977 (Representative) 24-hour emergency response
FAX: 713-651-7822
https://www.houston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/index_j.htm

Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco infected with new coronavirus infection

Oct. 6, 2021, 8:05 a.m.


Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco
Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco
TEL: (415) 780-6000
HP: https://www.sf.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html

■ We kindly ask for your cooperation in sharing this notice not only with the person himself / herself but also within the family and organization, and also to those who know him / her.
■ This e-mail is delivered to those who have registered for residence notification, Tabi-Regi, and e-mail newsletter.
* If you have simply registered for "Tabi-Regi" and do not wish to receive e-mails, please follow the procedure for changing / stopping from the URL below.
(Change) https://www.ezairyu.mofa.go.jp/tabireg/simple/auth
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* If you have submitted a "Notice of Residence" and have returned or moved to Japan, please submit a notification of return or move out at the following URL. https://www.ezairyu.mofa.go.jp/RRnet/residencereport/login

It will open as usual tomorrow.

Oct. 6, 2021, 7:25 a.m.


■ Embassy of Japan in the United States
Address: 2520 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20008, USA
Phone: 202-238-6700 (Representative)
HP: https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html

◎ Click here for information related to the new coronavirus
https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/covid-19.html
◎ Click here for the back number of the consular email
https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/ryoji_mail.html

Temporary closure of consular office (gas leak on Massachusetts Avenue) (October 5)

Oct. 6, 2021, 12:35 a.m.


■ Embassy of Japan in the United States
Address: 2520 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20008, USA
Phone: 202-238-6700 (Representative)
HP: https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html

◎ Click here for information related to the new coronavirus
https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/covid-19.html
◎ Click here for the back number of the consular email
https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/ryoji_mail.html

Please refrain from visiting (Gas leak on Massachusetts Avenue) (October 5)

Oct. 5, 2021, 11:20 p.m.


■ Embassy of Japan in the United States
Address: 2520 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20008, USA
Phone: 202-238-6700 (Representative)
HP: https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html

◎ Click here for information related to the new coronavirus
https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/covid-19.html
◎ Click here for the back number of the consular email
https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/ryoji_mail.html