The Ministry of Justice has announced that, from 1st September, foreign nationals residing in Japan will be allowed to re-enter Japan after having left the country, subject to certain procedural requirements (including a formal request before departure and a negative testing certificate prior to return). This ends a months-long restriction for foreigners living in Japan to travel to their home country and return to Japan. For further information please refer to the MOJ announcement in English.
On 7 April a webinar organized by the German Chamber and dealing with the legal implications of the COVID-19 outbreak for employment relations in Japan was held by our labor law experts. An excerpt of the presentation can be found below.
In response to Covid-19, with effect of 3 April 2020, in principle all foreign nationals will be prohibited from entering Japan regardless of their visa status, if they have been in a listed country within the past 14 days. This list has been considerably extended and includes almost all EU member states, the US, Canada, Australia, Korea, China,...
The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is offering support measures to companies suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus. For information in English please click here. For (more detailed) information in Japanese please click here. The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has published a list of risk countries for...
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has published information on border control measures and quarantine for European nationals entering Japan: https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/kenkou_iryou/covid19_qa_kanrenkigyou_00003.html
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