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Covid-19

COVID-19 Country Response

COVID-19 epidemic evolution

To find out about the latest status of the COVID-19 pandemic evolution and the most up-to-date statistics on the COVID-19 disease in Japan, please visit the website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare with the official data. The platform Covid19Japan also provides precise data at prefectural level.
For the international outlook you can consult the latest
situation reports published by the World Health Organisation as well as the global daily statistics on the coronavirus pandemic evolution including data on confirmed cases and deaths by country.

Sanitary measures

To find out about the latest public health situation in Japan and the current sanitary measures in vigour, please consult the dedicated section on the portal of the Japanese Prime Minister. Further details can be found on the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website.

Travel restrictions

The COVID-19 situation, including the spread of new variants, evolves rapidly and differs from country to country. All travelers need to pay close attention to the conditions at their destination before traveling. Regularly updated information for all countries with regards to Covid-19 related travel restrictions in place including entry regulations, flight bans, test requirements and quarantine is available on TravelDoc Infopage.
It is also highly recommended to consult COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map provided and updated on the daily basis by IATA.
The US government website of Centers of Disease Control and Prevention provides COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination.
The UK Foreign travel advice also provides travelling abroad advice for all countries, including the latest information on coronavirus, safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings.

Import & export restrictions

For the up-to-date information on all the measures applicable to movement of goods during the period of sanitary emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak (including eventual restrictions on imports and exports, if applicable), please consult the website of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, as well as that of Japan Customs.
For a general overview of trade restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the section dedicated to Japan on the International Trade Centre's COVID-19 Temporary Trade Measures webpage.

Economic recovery plan

For the information on the economic recovery scheme put in place by the Japanese government to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economy, please visit the website of the Prime Minister (the full version of the “Emergency Economic Measures for Response to COVID-19” is available here, in Japanese). For further details, consult the website of the Financial Services Agency.
For the general overview of the key economic policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak (fiscal, monetary and macroeconomic) taken by the Japanese government to limit the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, please consult the section dedicated to Japan in the
IMF’s Policy Tracker platform.

Support plan for businesses

For the information on the local business support scheme established by the Japanese government to help businesses to deal with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic on their activity, please consult the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry website and the “Support for Businesses” section on the portal of the Japanese Prime Minister. Further information is available on the website of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).
For a general overview of international SME support policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak refer to the OECD's SME Covid-19 Policy Responses document.

You can also consult the World Bank's Map of SME-Support Measures in Response to COVID-19.

Support plan for exporters
To find out about the support plan for exporters put in place by the Japanese government, please consult the website of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).

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