Covid-19 travel guidance
Since 21 March there are entry restrictions to Japan from many European countries, including Sweden. The right to stay in Japan for 90 days without a visa was suspended. Visas issued before 20 March were also suspended.
Entry to Sweden
Since March, a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden has been in force. The Government decided on 17 December to extend the entry ban until 31 March 2021.
It has been decided on a temporary entry ban when traveling to Sweden from Denmark or the United Kingdom. The decision applies from December 22nd 2020 until January 21st, 2021. For more information: here
More information is also available on the webpage of the Swedish Police
Situation in Japan
Measures encouraging social distancing, weaing masks, avoiding closed spaces are in place. Swedish citizens in Japan are recommended to follow the developments and the instructions of local authorities. For more information, please check Japan National Tourism Organization. Information about policy in Tokyo is accessible here: Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Many airlines continue to operate between Japan and Europe, but with reduced traffic, and flights can be cancelled at short notice. Please check the airlines’ webpages for the latest information.
Please contact your airline or travel agency, and your insurance company, about possible economic consequences.
Contact with the Embassy and Ministry for Foreign Affairs
The Embassy’s opening hours are found here.
Read the recommendations of the Swedish MFA about the new coronavirus here.
Swedish travelers are recommended to download the app UD Resklar, with easy to access travel information. If you haven’t registered your stay abroad, you are recommended to do so.
In case you have questions about the coronavirus to the MFA, and do not find the answer at Swedenabroad, you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call + 46 8-405 92 00.
Read updated information at the webpage of the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
Tokyo Coronavirus Support Center for Foreign Residents (TOCOS) gives advice in English to foreign citizens in Tokyo. Telephone number 0120-296-004. TOCOS is open weekdays 10.00-17.00.
You can call Japan National Tourism Organization at any time – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – at +81 50 3816 2787.
Please find questions and answers about the coronavirus at the webpage of The Public Health Agency of Sweden, här.
The WHO webpage has updated information about the coronavirus here.