Current Japan Travel Alerts

  • Travel Alert or Warning for Japan

    Do Not Travel: The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

  • Japan Country Information Sheet Updated

    On June 15, 2015, the State Department updated the Japan Country Information sheet at travel.state.gov. Please review the “Special Circumstances” section of the information sheet.

  • Radiation, Health and Food Safety Information Post-Fukushima (From the U.S. Embassy Tokyo site)

    “After the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, radiation was released into the environment near the plant. Japanese government officials have taken steps to protect public health, including evacuating the area around the plant and stopping production and distribution of food from affected areas to other parts of Japan and the world. Japan has also implemented a broad program of radiation monitoring, centering on Fukushima Prefecture. Regular monitoring of air, food, and water for radiation continues and additional information on these activities is provided below.”

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  • Security Reminder: Department of State Worldwide Caution

    On January 15, 2019, the Department of State updated its Worldwide Caution on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.

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    For additional information, please visit “Americans Traveling Abroad” on the Department of State website:

    Students traveling abroad may also wish to visit the Students Abroad website.

  • Japan Meteorological Agency Emergency Warning System

    The Japan Meteorological Agency Emergency Warning System issues warnings to alert people to the significant likelihood of catastrophes in association with natural phenomena of extraordinary magnitude.

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