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Information related to Novel Coronavirus Infection(COVID-19) from Immigration Services Agency (Updated)

Regarding refusal of landing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease (novel Coronavirus)(As of July 1, 2020)

Notice on refusal of landing
关于防止 新型冠状病毒感染症 扩大相关的拒绝入境
신종 코로나 바이러스 감염증 확산 방지를 위한 입국 거부 안내

Specific examples of cases where permission for re-entry may be granted due to being special exceptional circumstances
关于因防止新型冠状病毒疫情蔓延所采取拒绝入境措施的根据个别情况视其为有特别理由,允许其再入境的具体事例
신종 코로나 바이러스 감염증 확대 방지와 관련한 입국 거부 조치에 관하여 개별 사정에 따라 특별한 사정이 있는 것으로 간주해 재입국을 허용할 수 있는 구체적인 사례

     Regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) which has spread throughout the world, based on Cabinet approval on January 31, 2020 and the announcement by the Covid-19 Measures Headquarters, and so on for the time being, the Ministry of Justice considers foreign nationals who fall under any of the following to be foreign nationals who fall under Article 5, paragraph (1), item (xiv) of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (hereinafter referred to as the “Immigration Control Act”) and unless there are special exceptional circumstances, the foreign national will be subject to denial of landing (See note 1).
     Even in cases where a foreign national with the status of residence of “Permanent Resident”, “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident” or “Long-Term Resident” (including the spouse of a Japanese national or Japanese child who does not have these statuses of residence; the same applies hereinafter) departed from Japan with re-entry permission (including special re-entry permission; the same applies hereinafter), such person will, in principle, come under denial of landing as not having special circumstances (see note 2, 3), so please refrain from traveling to the following countries / regions which are subject to denial of landing.
    Special permanent residents are not subject to the examination under Article 5, paragraph (1) of the Immigration Control Act and therefore landing will not be denied based on the abovementioned measures.
 
- Foreign nationals who stayed in the countries / regions listed in accompanying table within 14 days before the application for landing [Landing refusal area list]
- Foreign nationals holding a passport issued in Hubei or Zhejiang, China
- Foreign nationals who were onboard the cruise ship Westerdam that departed from Hong Kong
(Note 1)
Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (Extract)
(Denial of Landing)
Article 5 (1) A foreign national who falls under any of the following items is denied permission to land in Japan:
Paragraphs (i) to (xiii) (Omitted)
(xiv) Beyond those persons listed in items (i) through (xiii), a person whom the Minister of Justice has reasonable grounds to believe is likely to commit an act which could be detrimental to the interests or public security of Japan.
(2) Omitted

(Note 2)
In cases where a foreign national with the status of residence of “Permanent Resident”, “Spouse or Child of Japanese National”, “Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident” or “Long-Term Resident” re-enters Japan, a decision will be made on whether or not “special exceptional circumstances” exist as given below based on the date of departure from Japan with re-entry permission and records of the areas where the foreign national was staying.
(i) Cases of departure through re-entry permission up until April 2.
- In principle, special exceptional circumstances are regarded to exist.
(ii) Cases of departure through re-entry permission from April 3 to April 28.
- Of the areas subject to denial of landing, even foreign nationals who have a record of staying in the 14 countries added on April 29, the 13 countries added on May 16, the 11 countries added on May 27 or the 18 countries newly added on July 1, in principle, will be regarded as having special exceptional circumstances.
- Foreign nationals who have a record of staying in some other area subject to denial of landing, in principle, will come under denial of landing, as no special exceptional circumstances exist.
(iii) Cases of departure through re-entry permission from April 29 to May 15.
- Of the areas subject to denial of landing, even foreign nationals who have a record of staying in the 13 countries added on May 16 or the 11 countries added on May 27 or the 18 countries newly added on July 1, in principle, will be regarded as having special exceptional circumstances.
- Foreign nationals who have a record of staying in some other area which is subject to denial of landing, in principle, will come under denial of landing, as no special exceptional circumstances exist.
(iv) Cases of departure through re-entry permission from May 16 to May 26.
- Of the areas subject to denial of landing, even foreign nationals who have a record of staying in the 11 countries added on May 27 or the 18 countries newly added on July 1, in principle, will be regarded as having special exceptional circumstances.
- Foreign nationals who have a record of staying in some other area which is subject to denial of landing, in principle, will come under denial of landing, as no special exceptional circumstances exist.
(v) Cases of departure through re-entry permission from May 27 to June 30.
- Of the areas subject to denial of landing, even foreign nationals who have a record of staying in the 18 countries newly added on July 1, in principle, will be regarded as having special exceptional circumstances.
- Foreign nationals who have a record of staying in some other area which is subject to denial of landing, in principle, will come under denial of landing, as no special exceptional circumstances exist.
(vi) Cases of departure through re-entry permission from July 1.
- In principle, such foreign nationals will come under denial of landing, as no special exceptional circumstances exist.

(Note 3)
Other than cases where permission for landing is granted as in Note 2, permission for landing may also be granted depending on the individual situation if there are special exceptional circumstances, particularly such as when there are circumstances that require humanitarian consideration.


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“Justifiable reasons” in the procedure for revocation of the status of residence in cases where it is not possible to engage in the activities related to the status of residence due to the spread of the novel coronavirus disease

“Justifiable reasons” in the procedure for revocation of the status of residence in cases where it is not possible to engage in the activities related to the status of residence due to the spread of the novel coronavirus disease
(Simplified Chinese)“ 关于因新型冠状病毒肺炎疫情扩大导致无法进行在留资格相关活动时,在留资格取消手续的「正当理由」 
(Traditional Chinese)“ 有關因新型冠狀病毒感染症的擴散,無法進行在留資格對應的活動時在留資格取消手續的「正當理由」
“ 신형 코로나 바이러스 감염증의 감염확대의 영향으로 인하여 재류 자격과 관련된 활동을 할 수 없는 경우에 있어서 재류자격 취소수속의 ‘정당한 이유’에 대해서
“ Tentang "alasan sah" dari prosedur pencabutan izin tinggal ketika kegiatan yang berkaitan dengan izin tinggal tidak dapat dilakukan karena penyebaran infeksi virus corona baru
“ Về vấn đề “Lý do chính đáng” trong thủ tục hủy tư cách cư trú đối với các trường hợp không thể tiến hành hoạt động theo đúng tư cách cư trú vì việc lây lan bệnh truyền nhiễm do virus corona chủng mới
“ Tungkol sa “Makatwirang Dahilan” ng Pamamaraan ng Pagtanggal ng Status of Residence Kung ang mga Aktibidad na may Kaugnayan sa Status of Residence ay Hindi Maisagawa Dahil sa Pagkalat ng Impeksiyon ng Bagong Coronavirus
“ Sobre o “motivo justo” referente ao procedimento de anulação de qualificação de permanência, considerando a impossibilidade de realização de atividades relacionadas à qualificação de permanência devido a escalada da propagação da doença infecciosa por novo coronavírus
“ नयाँ कोरोना भाइरस सङ्क्रामक रोगको सङ्क्रमण विस्तारको कारणले भिसा सम्बन्धित गतिविधि गर्न नपाइएको अवस्थामा हुने भिसा रद्द प्रक्रियाको "मनासिब कारण" बारेमा 

Reference

  • Cabinet Office for Disaster Management

   →Evacuation Points Under COVID-19 Crisis http://www.bousai.go.jp/kokusai/evacuation_points/index_en.html

   →For Foreigners Working in Companies https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/koyou_roudou/koyou/jigyounushi/page11_00001.html

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