To learn more about how InsideJapan is preparing for when travel resumes, head to our Travel with Confidence page.
We have summarised the current government advisories of various countries below. To find out more, click on each header to visit the website for your location.
UK FCO Travel Advice - Japan
As of May 17th, the "Stay in the UK" was replaced by a traffic light system - green, amber, and red - to restart international travel. Japan currently remains on the amber list which means that upon returning to the UK, you will be required to fill in the passenger locator form, provide a valid notification of a negative test result prior to travel, quarantine at home for 10 days, and take a test on day 2 and day 8 after arrival. Passengers will also have the option to opt into Test to Release at day 5.
A review of which countries will be moved to which traffic light will be conducted every three weeks.
A complete review of the whole system and its requirements are currently planned for June 28th, July 31st, and October 1st.
U.S. Department of State - Travel.State.Gov
Japan is currently on Level 3: Reconsider Travel, which essentially means that US citizens should not to travel to Japan unless it is necessary. Those who return to the U.S. from Japan will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure or provide documents showing recovery from COVID-19 within 90 days before travel.
Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Australian government has placed a blanket ban on overseas travel except for special circumstances, declaring a Level 4: Do Not Travel status. If you do return to Australia during the Level 4 status, you will be requried to quarantine for 14 days at a designated facility at your port of entry and you may be liable to pay for the quarantine period. Exemptions apply.
Government of Canada - Official Global Travel Advisories - Japan
The Canadian government has placed a blanket advisory to avoid all non-essential travel until further notice. Those returning to Canada aged 5 and over during this advisory are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure. If there is a connecting flight, the 72 hours period must be before the final departing flight.
To find out more about how specific airlines are operating their flights and their terms and conditions, visit the pages below:
British Airways - COVID-19 Travel and Service Updates
United - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
Qantas - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Updates
American Airlines - Travel Updates
Delta Air Lines - Coronavirus Updates