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Japanese immigration authorities announce conditions for re-entry of foreign residents

Arriving in Japan...Image: flickr / Toby Oxborrow
June 15, 2020

Japan’s Ministry of Justice has published criteria that will allow some foreign residents to re-enter Japan despite a coronavirus-induced entry ban covering 111 countries.

The Japan Times has reported about a note in Japanese and English published last Friday evening on the website of the Immigration Services Agency. The document lists specific examples of medical issues and family-related circumstances that will allow foreign residents stranded overseas to return to Japan regardless of their visa status.

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How can you get to Japan these days? / Image: flickr / Tom Ryan