Japan travel tips – GOV.UK

If you are planning to travel to Japan, find out what you need to know about the coronavirus in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to purchase travel insurance and verify that it offers sufficient coverage. See the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice on travel insurance abroad.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

330,000 British nationals visited Japan in 2018. Most of the visits go smoothly.

Follow the British Embassy in Tokyo on Facebook and Twitter for updates and more information on Japan.

There is a constant risk of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis throughout Japan. The latest warnings and advisories are posted on the Japan Meteorological Agency website. See Natural disasters

On April 21, 2018, North Korea announced the cessation of nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile testing. However, the level of tension on the Korean Peninsula may change with little notice, and there is a risk of a further increase in regional tensions that could affect Japan. You need to keep in touch with the TV news, follow the advice of local authorities (Site of the civil protection portal of the cabinet secretariat) and keep up to date with these travel tips.

For updates on political events on the Korean Peninsula that could affect travelers to Japan, you should read FCDO travel tips for South Korea.

Japanese authorities continue to maintain certain exclusion zones around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Travel in these areas on certain designated national roads is permitted. Follow local signs and instructions when traveling in this area. See Fukushima

Attacks in Japan cannot be ruled out. See Terrorism

To contact emergency services, dial 110 (police) or 119 (fire department and ambulance). Calls are free from any phone, including public phones.

If you are abroad and need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest UK embassy, ​​consulate or high commission.

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