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Japan – Coronavirus Disease Update

All ports

All crew and passengers on vessels coming from China ports (including Hong Kong and Macau) will be required to submit a health questionnaire. This report should be accomplished by the vessel captain and submitted to the relevant quarantine officer before arriving at any Japanese port.

This needs to be submitted to immigration during their working hours, prior ship arrival. To ensure prompt checking and feed-back from the Authorities, Master needs to provide this at least 36 hours in advance. In case vessel is due to arrive during a weekend or Monday, the health questionnaire must be submitted latest by Friday AM JPLT.

For crew change, the following are not permitted to enter Japan for the time being unless there are exceptional circumstances:

  • Foreigners who have travelled to Hubei Province in the People’s Republic of China within 14 days before arriving Japan.
  • Foreigners who have Chinese passports issued by Hubei Province in the People’s Republic of China

Kagawa

All crew and passengers coming from China will be quarantined for 10 days. For crew and passengers coming from other countries, they must certify that they have not been to China within 10 days before arrival, including flight transit. If they have been to China, quarantine measures will be implemented.

Kure

All crew and passengers embarking or disembarking from vessels have to confirm whether they have visited or transited at Hubei between January 17th to 31st. If affirmative, quarantine measures will be implemented.

According to Tokyo Quarantine Office, an additional quarantine requirement – the health questionnaire – now applies to crew members on cargo ships, as well as passenger ships, coming from China ports including Hong Kong and Macau. This questionnaire needs to be filled in by the vessel captain and submitted to a quarantine office before arriving at any Japan ports. This procedure is already implemented by Tokyo Quarantine Office and expect it to be applied in other ports nationwide shortly. This needs to be submitted to immigration during their working hours, prior ship arrival. To ensure prompt checking and feed-back from the Authorities, Master needs to provide this at least 36 hours in advance. In case vessel is due to arrive during a weekend or Monday, the health questionnaire must be submitted latest by Friday AM JPLT.