United States of America / USA (Hawaii) travel advisories

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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs International Safety Information
Travel advisories Updated on July 16, 2024, 4:26 a.m.
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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

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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.

Caution regarding dengue fever (If you suspect you may be infected, please seek medical attention as soon as possible)

July 12, 2024, midnight Wide area information (infectious diseases)
If you are planning to travel to or stay in tropical or subtropical regions such as Central and South America, Oceania, Southeast Asia, and Africa, where dengue fever is common, or if you are already staying there, please be sure to take appropriate preventive measures. In addition, if you suspect you may be infected, please visit a medical institution as soon as possible.

Hurricane season warning

May 30, 2024, midnight wide area information
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In North America (Pacific and Atlantic coastal regions and southern regions) and Central and South America (Caribbean and Pacific coastal regions), hurricane season usually runs from June to November. Please pay close attention to weather information and take precautions in advance, such as stockpiling disaster prevention supplies, drinking water, and food.

Caution during typhoon season

May 29, 2024, midnight wide area information
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In countries and regions bordering the Sea of Japan, the Northwest Pacific Ocean, and the South China Sea, typhoon season usually runs from June to November. Please pay close attention to meteorological information on a daily basis and take precautions in advance by stockpiling disaster prevention supplies, drinking water, and food.

Travel advisories from local embassies and consulates

Information from the past two weeks.

Wildfires in Haleakala, Maui

July 12, 2024, 12:11 p.m.
1. A wildfire has been burning at the foot of Mt. Haleakala on the island of Maui in Hawaii since July 10. As of July 11, Hawaii County officials are calling on residents in the area where the wildfire is occurring to pay close attention to the status of the wildfire and to prepare for the possibility of future evacuations.

2. As a result of this wildfire, Haleakala National Park and parts of Crater Road leading to the park are currently closed.

3. If you are currently or are planning to stay on Maui, please pay close attention to the latest information, including announcements from authorities, and avoid areas affected by wildfires.

Maui County Home Page
https://www.mauicounty.gov/

(Contact Information)
Consulate-General of Japan in HonoluluAddress: 1742 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Phone: (Country Code 1) 808-543-3111
FAX: (Country Code 1) 808-543-3170
home page
https://www.honolulu.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html

*In order to protect your family, friends, and colleagues in the event of a disaster or unrest, please tell your acquaintances, business travelers, and tourists to file a Residence Notification (for stays of three months or more) or register for a Tabi-Regi (for stays of less than three months) so that information on safety measures can reach as many people as possible.
*If you have completed the simple registration for Tabi-Regi and would like to stop receiving emails, please follow the procedure to stop receiving emails from the URL below.
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Arrest of a Japanese National at Hilo International Airport in Hawaii, USA

July 11, 2024, 11:41 a.m.
●The Hawaii County Police announced that a Japanese national was arrested on suspicion of terroristic threatening after a grenade-like object was found in his bag during an X-ray inspection at Hilo International Airport on the island of Hawaii early on the morning of July 9th (Hawaii time). The police also announced that after checking, the object was not an explosive. The airport terminal was temporarily evacuated.
Hawaii County Police are urging travelers to be cautious about their luggage when traveling, stating that replica explosives, such as grenades, are prohibited from being brought on board aircraft in either checked or carry-on luggage.
●Travelers are advised to keep in mind that anti-terrorism measures are being strengthened at each airport, etc., and to check in advance with each airline regarding restrictions on checked baggage or carry-on baggage.

(Contact Information)
Consulate-General of Japan in HonoluluAddress: 1742 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Phone: (Country Code 1) 808-543-3111
FAX: (Country Code 1) 808-543-3170
home page
https://www.honolulu.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html

*In order to protect your family, friends, and colleagues in the event of a disaster or unrest, please tell your acquaintances, business travelers, and tourists to file a Residence Notification (for stays of three months or more) or register for a Tabi-Regi (for stays of less than three months) so that information on safety measures can reach as many people as possible.
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[Caution] Crime prevention measures during the summer tourist season

July 11, 2024, 11:11 a.m.
During the summer tourist season, crimes and incidents targeting tourists tend to increase in tourist destinations. In particular, there is no end to thefts such as pickpocketing and baggage snatching, and car break-ins. There have also been incidents of violence against passers-by and on public transportation, so caution is advised.
Please keep in mind the three safety principles of "not conspicuous," "not letting your actions be predicted," and "always remaining vigilant," and take measures to prevent crime while paying attention to the following points.

1. Crime Prevention Measures (1) Car Break-in and Robbery A. Never leave your bag or luggage in a visible place inside the car, even for a short time.
Always lock your car when refueling. Whenever possible, refuel during daylight hours.
(2) Pickpocketing and Purse Snatching A. When in a crowd, always keep an eye on your belongings and be aware of your surroundings.
Do not carry large amounts of cash, watches, or precious metals.
C. Avoid conspicuous clothing.
Carry only the bare minimum of valuables such as wallets and passports, and keep them in different places.
Do not leave a pouch or bag containing valuables on your seat in a hotel lobby, restaurant, etc. Do not leave your smartphone or valuables on the table.
Bags should be fastened or buttoned, hung in front or carried at the side, and valuables such as wallets should not be placed in the back of your trousers.
Even if a stranger approaches you, be careful and keep your luggage and valuables close to you.
(3) Hotel A: When going out, store your valuables in the safety deposit box.
When you enter your room, lock it with a chain as well as a key.
Even if someone knocks on your door, don't open it easily. Always check who it is. If you notice anything suspicious, contact the front desk to confirm.
(4) While walking (due to the occurrence of incidents of people being suddenly hit when overtaking or passing pedestrians), when passing or overtaking people, be careful to maintain a certain distance from other pedestrians as much as possible (a rough guideline is the length of one arm).
Avoid moving around with earphones on or using a mobile phone while walking, as these actions can make you less vigilant about your surroundings.

(5) At night A. Avoid going out at night as much as possible. If you have to go out, travel with multiple people by taxi or ride-sharing services. Also, avoid places with few people.
Be cautious if a stranger approaches you and do not accept food or drinks.

2. When using public transportation or driving a car (1) When using public transportation, avoid using it at night or early in the morning as much as possible, and if you must use it, ride with multiple people whenever possible.
(2) When using public transportation, be aware of your surroundings not only while inside the vehicle but also on the platform and at bus stops.
(3) When using a ride-sharing service, always check the license plate and driver information against the reservation details before getting in. Do not use unlicensed taxis. Also, when getting off, check to make sure you have not left anything behind in the vehicle.
(4) In Arizona, speed limits change frequently even when driving on the same road. In addition, the open nature of the road means that people tend to drive faster. However, there are many police crackdowns, so pay attention to speed signs and drive safely.

3. If you become a victim (1) If you become a victim, file a report at the nearest police station and obtain a police report. (Note: The police report is required for insurance claims and passport reissue.)
(2) In case of an emergency, do not hesitate to call 911 (police, fire, ambulance). (Note: If you say "Japanese please", you may be able to get a Japanese speaker to assist you.)

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◇ Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles ◇
Address: 350 South Grand Ave., Suite 1700, Los Angeles CA 90071
Phone: 213-617-6700
Consular Security Section email: ryoji@ls.mofa.go.jp
Website: https://www.la.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html
*Please use the Online Residence Notification (ORR Net) to submit your Residence Notification, change notification, and return to Japan/moving out notification.
https://www.ezairyu.mofa.go.jp/RRnet/index.html
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[Warning] Republican National Convention to be held

July 10, 2024, 6:31 a.m.
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1. The Republican National Convention will be held at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for four days from July 15 (Mon.) to July 18 (Thurs.). Protests and other activities may take place in Milwaukee and around the convention venue during, before, and after the four days mentioned above.

2. Japanese residents and travelers in Japan should take sufficient precautions to avoid becoming caught up in unforeseen incidents if they encounter protests or other such activities in their destinations. In addition, when passing through the vicinity, please be mindful of your surroundings, and if protests become more violent and develop into clashes with security forces, please make your own safety your number one priority, such as leaving the area immediately.

For more information about the Republican National Convention, please visit the following website:
https://gopconvention2024.com/

For other information regarding the Republican National Convention, such as security and traffic impacts, please visit the following website.
https://city.milwaukee.gov/RNC/FAQ


*Please share this information with your friends and fellow travelers.
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[Contact Information]
Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago
Tel: (312) 280-0400 (24 hours)
Fax: (312) 280-9568
Email: ryoji1@cg.mofa.go.jp

[Warning] Regarding the approach of the powerful hurricane BERYL

July 9, 2024, 2:11 a.m.


Consulate General of Japan in Nashville
1801 West End Avenue, suite 900
Nashville, TN 37203
615-340-4300
Website: https://www.nashville.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html

*If you have submitted a "Residence Notification" and have made changes to your household members or address, returned to your home country, or moved to one of our jurisdiction states (AR, KY, LA, MS, TN), please submit a change, return to your home country, or move out notification at the following URL.
https://www.nashville.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/zairyutodoke.html

* In order to protect your family, friends, and colleagues in the event of a disaster or unrest, we ask that you tell your acquaintances, business travelers, and tourists to file a residence notification (for stays of 3 months or more) or register for a travel registration card (for stays of less than 3 months) so that information on safety measures can reach as many people as possible. You can file a residence notification or register for a travel registration card at the following URL.
https://www.ezairyu.mofa.go.jp/

Caution as Hurricane Beryl passes

July 9, 2024, 12:55 a.m.


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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 (Main) 24-hour emergency response
https://www.houston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/index_j.htm