COVID-19: Can Filipino Travellers Still Visit Japan?

Technically, yes. But you should probably think about it.

Last updated March 12, 2020, 3:00 PM

With the increasing concerns over the CoronaVirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), not only in the Philippines but throughout the world, many travellers have been worried over their planned trips, particularly in countries where there are already a number of confirmed (and even more unconfirmed) cases of COVID-19 — one of which is a Pinoy favorite destination, Japan.

While the Philippine government has not put a travel ban to Japan, many are being discouraged from pushing through with their trips, especially with several countries advising their own citizens to avoid travel to Japan, including the United States, whose Centers for Disease Control has put Japan as a destination under Alert Level 2 with people discouraged from travelling and encouraged to take special precautions should they continue to Japan.

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Japan continue to rise, the Japanese government has responded by implementing several policies aimed to contain the virus, such as urging companies to let employees work from home and temporarily closing major tourist attractions and events.

If you have a trip to Japan soon, you should probably think about rescheduling it, because you might not be able to see any of the usual attractions around the Land of the Rising Sun. While temporary, these major tourist attractions have closed in Japan due to the threat of coronavirus.

Tokyo
Osaka
Kyoto
Nagoya
Other frequent destinations in Japan
Major events in Japan

 

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Filipino travellers, learn more about the travel bans that may apply to you.

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