Important Notice on Visa Restrictions for Strengthening Border Security Measures related to the spread of Novel Coronavirus (March 19, 2020)

2020/3/24
March 19, 2020
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
 

Important Notice on Visa Restrictions for Strengthening Border Security Measures related to the spread of Novel Coronavirus
 
 
On March 19, 2020, the Government of Japan decided to drastically strengthen the border security measures against the spread of Novel Coronavirus infections as follows:
 
1. The validity of single entry visa and multiple entry visa, including diplomatic and official visa of Japan, which have been issued on or before March 20, 2020 by Embassies, Consulates-General and Consulate of Japan in Schengen member States*, Ireland, Andorra, Iran, United Kingdom, Egypt, Cyprus, Croatia, San Marino, Vatican, Bulgaria, Monaco, and Romania will be temporarily suspended from March 21, 2020, 0:00am (JST).
 
2. Visa exemption arrangements for Schengen member States*, Ireland, Andorra, Iran, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Croatia, San Marino, Vatican, Bulgaria, Monaco, and Romania will be temporarily suspended.
 
3. The foregoing measures of 1 and 2 will enter into force from March 21, 2020. 0:00am (JST) until April 30, 2020 (JST).
 
*Schengen member States includes the following 26 countries:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland