Extended immigration restrictions by the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Who will be affected?

All foreign nationals travelling to Japan


– The government has officially extended the immigration restrictions for an additional month to end July.

– There is no specific notification regarding exceptional permission for any country, including Vietnam, Thailand, New Zealand or Australi

– The following 18 countries has been newly added to the landing ban list: Algeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Iraq, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mauritania, Nicaragua, Senegal, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The Justice Department also released an updated special permission for approved CoE.
Currently all approved CoE are approved to remain valid until April 30, 2021, or 6months after the lifting of the landing ban and visa ban list.

The government will keep assessing the situation on a monthly basis.

Santa Fe Analysis

Santa Fe Relocation will monitor the situation closely and provide updated information once available.

Should you have any questions, please contact the following:

Aimee Qu
Immigration Services
Santa Fe Relocation
Tokyo, Japan.
E: aimee.qu@santaferelo.com
D +(81-3) 3589 4029

Robert Day
Group Head of Immigration Operation
Santa Fe Relocation
London, UK
E: Robert.Day@santaferelo.com
D: +44 7990 021125

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