(Provisional Translation)

MOFA's Travel Advice and Warning on Infectious Diseases

(http://www.mofa.go.jp/anzen/)

MOFA of Japan

Consular Affairs Bureau

Level 1, Exercise caution; Japanese nationals traveling to and residing in the country/area are advised to stay alert to the situation.


Level 1 may be issued regarding a particular infectious disease, when the Emergency Committee is held in accordance with the Article 49 of the International Health Regulations (IHR), and the result of the committee reveals that traveling to the country or area should involve the risk of infection.


Level 2, Avoid Non-essential Travel; Japanese nationals are advised to avoid non-essential travel to the country/area, and to stay alert to the situation and take appropriate safety measures should they decide to travel.


Level 2 may be issued regarding a particular infectious disease, when it is decided by the Emergency Committee held under the Article 49 of the IHR that an event constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in accordance with the Article 12.


Level 3, Avoid All Travel; Japanese nationals are urged to avoid all travel to the country/area regardless of the purpose. Japanese residents in the country/area may be advised to consider or prepare for the evacuation.


Level 3 may be issued regarding a particular infectious disease, when it is decided by the Emergency Committee held under the Article 49 of the IHR that an event constitutes a PHEIC in accordance with the Article 12 and the WHO restricts trade and travel to prevent further spread of infection.


Level 4, Evacuate and Avoid All Travel; Japanese nationals are urged to evacuate immediately from the country/area and avoid all travel regardless of the purpose.


Level 4 may be issued regarding a particular infectious disease, when it is decided by the Emergency Committee held under the Article 49 of the IHR that an event constitutes a PHEIC in accordance with the Article 12 and the WHO restricts trade and travel to prevent further spread of infection, and, in particular, an apparent vulnerability in the local medical system is observed.