United States of America / USA (Hawaii) travel advisories

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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs International Safety Information
Travel advisories Updated on Jan. 31, 2023, 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

Jan. 27, 2023, 9:41 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, but due to exceptions to the obligation to present proof of vaccination, if they fall under the exception category of A below, they may apply for all or part of A to C in B below. 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 announced 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 (mpox) (outbreaks in multiple countries) (18)

Jan. 20, 2023, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
1. Situation of the outbreak On July 23, 2018, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, declared the global spread of monkeypox (mpox) to be a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). On July 25, 2015, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan issued a level 1 infectious disease risk information for monkeypox (mpox) 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, 2018, nine cases of infection have been reported by January 19, 2019.

Review of Border Measures for People Entering and Returning from China (Part 3) (Applicable from January 12, 2023)

Jan. 9, 2023, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
1. On January 9, the details of the review of border measures regarding the novel coronavirus were announced. Temporary measures such as immigration inspections and presentation of negative test certificates before departure are currently being implemented for people entering and returning from China. ), the following is an overview of the measures that will be additionally applied.

All persons entering Japan on direct passenger flights from Macau will be required to submit a negative test certificate taken within 72 hours before departure, and all immigration tests will be conducted.

Review of Border Measures for People Entering and Returning from China (Part 2) (Applicable from January 8, 2023)

Jan. 4, 2023, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
On January 4, the details of the review of border measures regarding the novel coronavirus were announced. Below is an outline of the temporary measures that will be applied to people entering and returning from China after 0:00 a.m. on January 8 (Japan time).

1. Immigration inspection for those who have traveled to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) (within 7 days) and those who have traveled directly from China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) from December 30th. Change the method of immigration inspection to antigen quantification or PCR inspection.

Implementation of "Review of Border Measures" dated December 27, 2022 (applied from December 30, 2022)

Dec. 29, 2022, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
1. 2. of "Review of Border Measures" dated December 27, 2022. In implementing the above, if the airline company can confirm that there is no person who has traveled to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) (within 7 days) for direct passenger flights from Hong Kong and Macau, It is also possible to arrive at New Chitose Airport, Fukuoka Airport, and Naha Airport.

Review of border measures for people entering and returning from China (applicable after December 30, 2022)

Dec. 27, 2022, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
On December 27th, the details of the review of border measures regarding the new coronavirus infection were announced. Below is an overview of the temporary measures that will be applied after 12:00 a.m. (Japan time) on December 30.

1. Implementation of immigration inspections All immigrants who have traveled to China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) (within 7 days) will undergo immigration inspections. In addition, immigration inspections will be carried out on all people entering the country on direct flights from China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau).

Outbreaks of monkeypox (mpox) (outbreaks in multiple countries) (17)

Dec. 16, 2022, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
1. Name change The WHO recently approved the new name "mpox" to replace monkeypox. To avoid confusion due to name changes during the epidemic, the name "monkeypox" will be phased out, and both "monkeypox" and "mpox" will be used together for one year. It will be.

Travel advisories from local embassies and consulates

Information from the past two weeks.

About protest activities (Alert)

Jan. 29, 2023, 12:45 a.m.
1. Five former police officers were charged with second-degree murder on January 26, following the death of a black man who was arrested on suspicion of driving dangerously in a traffic control in Memphis, Tennessee, USA on January 10. and charged with aggravated assault.
2 Based on this, the Memphis City Police Department released a video of this incident on the night of the 27th. U.S. President Biden issued a statement in response, expressing condolences to the bereaved families and all citizens of Memphis, and calling for "peaceful protest."
3. We cannot rule out the possibility that large-scale protests will occur due to the release of footage from the scene. Please be careful.

Contact information of the museum
Tel: (312) 280-0400
Fax: (312) 280-9568
Email: ryoji1@cg.mofa.go.jp

Call for Gathering in Seattle (January 27)

Jan. 28, 2023, 9:25 a.m.
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Source: Consulate General of Japan in Seattle
701 Pike Street, Suite 1000, Seattle, WA 98101
TEL: (206)-682-9107
Website: https://www.seattle.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JapanCons.Seattle/

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Protests in Memphis

Jan. 28, 2023, 8:55 a.m.
On January 7th, five former police officers were issued second-class police officers following the death on January 10th of a black man who was arrested on suspicion of driving dangerously in a traffic violation in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A. He was charged with murder and aggravated assault. In response to this, the Memphis City Police Department is preparing to release the video of this incident on the night of the 27th, and it seems that the protest will be held at the same time. U.S. President Biden has released a statement in which he expresses his condolences to the bereaved families and all citizens of Memphis, and calls for "peaceful protests."

2. Japanese nationals living in Japan should be careful not to go near the site of the activity or where people are gathering, as there is a possibility that the protest activities will become radicalized due to the release of the footage of the scene. In addition, we cannot rule out the possibility that similar protests will be held in various places in the future, so please try to obtain the latest information through the media, etc., and be careful not to get caught up in unforeseen circumstances.

Consulate General of Japan in Nashville
1801 West End Avenue, suite 900
Nashville, TN 37203
615-340-4300

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Protest alert

Jan. 28, 2023, 8:10 a.m.
1. On Thursday, January 26, Governor Kemp of Georgia signed the Governor's Order Declaring a State of Emergency to Address Unlawful Assembly, Violence, Vandalism and Danger to Persons and Property. This gave powers to mobilize and arrest 1,000 National Guardsmen.
2 In the city of Atlanta, a protest demonstration turned into a riot in downtown on Saturday, January 21, and six people were arrested. There is also the impact that the video of this incident will be released on , and there is a possibility that protests against the security agencies will be held in the future.
3. We cannot rule out the possibility that the protest demonstrations will turn into mobs and spread to other parts of the country. Stay away from places where there are reports of violent protests.
Also, if you see a demo, etc., please do not approach it out of curiosity and leave the area immediately.

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Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta
Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta
Phipps Tower Suite 850
3438 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 240-4300
Fax: (404) 240‐4311
Email: ryoji@aa.mofa.go.jp

[Warning] Protests in Times Square, New York City (today at 7:00 pm)

Jan. 28, 2023, 7:05 a.m.
On January 7th, five former police officers were issued second-class police officers following the death on January 10th of a black man who was arrested on suspicion of driving dangerously in a traffic violation in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A. He was charged with murder and aggravated assault.

2 In response to this, the Memphis City Police Department is preparing to release the video of this incident on the night of the 27th, and it seems that the protest will be held at the same time. U.S. President Biden has released a statement in which he expresses his condolences to the bereaved families and all citizens of Memphis, and calls for "peaceful protests."

3. Japanese nationals living in Japan should be careful not to go near the site of the activity or where people are gathered, as the release of the footage from the protest may intensify the protest movement. In addition, we cannot rule out the possibility that similar protests will be held in various places in the future, so please try to obtain the latest information through the media, etc., and be careful not to get caught up in unforeseen circumstances.


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[Contact]
Consulate General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue 18th Floor, New York, NY 10171
TEL: (212)-371-8222
HP: http://www.ny.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jp/html/

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About the protests in Atlanta

Jan. 23, 2023, 4 a.m.
1. According to media reports, on the night of January 21, some of the participants in a protest demonstration against the police, which was held on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta, turned into a mob, breaking window glass and setting police vehicles on fire. developed into a riot.
2. Since the possibility of similar incidents occurring in the future cannot be ruled out, Japanese nationals residing in Japan should strive to obtain the latest information and observe demonstrations, etc., in order to avoid being involved in unforeseen circumstances. In that case, do not approach it out of curiosity, leave the area immediately, and ensure your safety.

Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta
Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta
Phipps Tower Suite 850
3438 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 240-4300
Fax: (404) 240‐4311
Email: ryoji@aa.mofa.go.jp