Virus alert has been raised to the highest level in Tokyo.
With the spike of number of reported cases in Tokyo, on 15 July, the Tokyo Metropolitan decided to raise the risk status to the highest level. The local government advised residents on the following;
  • To refrain from non-essential travel to other prefectures
  • To avoid restaurants, stores, shops and night club that are not taking sufficient preventative measures
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    The government continues ease restrictions.
  • Starting from 10 July, the measure on holding large events (concerts, sports) will be further relaxed to allow maximum number of people at an indoor venue to 5,000. The number of people allowed to gather at an indoor venues was capped at 1,000.
  • The decision to ease event restrictions was made based on assessment conducted by the government coronavirus expert panel.
  • The event organisers are responsible to ensure the compliance with safety measures and the venue does not exceed its’ 50% capacity.
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    The government updated the latest border enforcement measures.
    On 1 July, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan updated the latest border enforcement measures, including
  • Denial of permission to entry for foreigners who have stayed in any of the 129 countries or region which fall under the list of denial permission to entry, foreigners who have Chinese passports issued in Hubei Province or Zhejiang Province of China and foreigners who were on the Westerdam cruise ship, which departed from Hong Kong. Special circumstances will be considered for foreigners who possess the status of residence, however, with specific terms and requirements apply based on their last travel.
  • All nationals arriving from the banned 129 countries will subject to the PCR tests and they will be subject to the 14-days quarantine.
  • Validity of certain visas will be suspended until the last day of July.
  • Restrictions on certain airport/ports for arrival.
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