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Reconsider Visiting Japan Due to COVID-19

March 30, 2021 • 2:12 pm CDT
(Vax Before Travel)

The US Department of State issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory on March 29, 2021, which says 'reconsider travel to Japan due to COVID-19, which is still a serious concern in Tokyo and across many areas of Japan, and restrictions on entry remain in effect.'

'The national state of emergency has now been lifted in all prefectures,' stated the local US Embassy on March 25, 2021.

'However, many prefectures continue to urge residents to take extra precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19. Some prefectural authorities have begun to announce localized states of emergency. U.S. citizens should carefully monitor their local conditions and follow trusted media outlets. The new COVID-19 variant originally identified in the United Kingdom has been identified in Japan.'

'Finally, the U.S. Embassy strongly urges U.S. citizens to comply with all COVID-19 mitigation guidance from central and local government officials.'

The Government of Japan launched an English language website with information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Japan. For the most up-to-date information about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in Japan, consult with your medical provider.'

'U.S. citizens should also follow local media for updates on the vaccination campaign’s progress.'

The U.S. CDC says, 'Stay aware of current health issues in Japan on additional steps visitors may need to take to protect themselves. And check the travel vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor at least one month before your trip to Japan.'

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