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For foreign residents who are waiting to re-enter Japan: examples for exceptional circumstances to re-enter

 

Japanese Government added 18 countries on the list where foreign nationals coming from will be subject to Denial of Landing.   

 

Regarding refusal of landing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) as of July 1

 

 

However, the Immigration announced some example cases where re-entry from these countries are allowed for those who departed from Japan with Re-Entry permit (including Special Re-Entry) before the date where landing refusal measure has been taken place. 

 

Specific examples of cases where permission for re-entry may be granted due to being special exceptional circumstances corresponding to individual situation in relation to the measures for denial of landing relating to prevention of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as of June 12

 

1. Examples of cases for foreign residents departed from Japan before the destination country or region became an area subject to denial of landing:

  • Have family staying in Japan.
  • Departed from Japan with child who is enrolled in a Japanese educational institution.
  • Need to re-enter Japan for medical treatment (surgical operation, childbirth and such).
  • Had to depart from Japan to visit relative who was in critical condition or to attend funeral of a deceased relative.
  • Had to depart from Japan for medical treatment abroad (surgical operation, childbirth and such).
  • Had to depart from Japan for being summoned from a foreign court to appear as a witness.

 

2. Examples of cases for foreign residents departed from Japan after the destination country or region became an area subject to denial of landing:

  • Had to depart from Japan to visit relative who was in critical condition or to attend funeral of a deceased relative.
  • Had to depart from Japan for medical treatment abroad (surgical operation, childbirth and such).
  • Had to depart from Japan for being summoned from a foreign court to appear as a witness.

 

 

Please also note that:

  • These examples apply to almost all foreign residents with Resident Card.
  • Permanent Resident, Spouse or Child of Japanese National, Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident or Long-Term Resident (including spouse of a Japanese national or child of a Japanese national without these Status of Residence) departed from Japan with a re-entry permit (including a special re-entry permit) before the date where the destination country has become subject to denial of landing, are considered as "having special exceptional circumstances" and so, re-entry might be permitted for humanitarian consideration.

 

Please contact the Immigration Services Agency, Immigration Department for more details.

Tel: 03-3580-4111 (Ext. 4446/ 4447)