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June layover in Tokyo(HND)

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by AustinTexMan, Apr 3, 2020.

  1. AustinTexMan

    AustinTexMan Member

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    Hi Gang,

    I hopefully have a layover at HND in June. I will be arriving on JAL from LAX. I realize that a travel ban has been placed preventing entry into Japan. I can't seem to find if the travel ban also prevents someone from the United States flying into Tokyo for a layover only to depart on another international flight. Thanks so much for any information.
     
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  2. MidSouth Skier

    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    You're not entering the country and I couldn't find anything indicating you weren't allowed to transit Japan. Of course it all depends on your final destination. I know you're not flying ANA but on their site they have a nice breakdown of who the Japan restrictions apply to as well as the other countries they serve:
    https://www.ana.co.jp/en/jp/topics/notice200127/

    Hopefully that's helpful.
     
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  3. Taroman

    Taroman New Member

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    Japanese native here. Did some digging for you on the Ministry of Foreign Affair's website. Didn't feel like searching in English because Japanese websites in general is terrible with web design, especially in foreign languages.... you can always search on MOFA's website to verify/get updated info.

    Here's the skinny. As long as you do NOT enter the country (ie sterile transit), you are not subject to quarantine of any sort. If you so choose to enter the country during your overnight stay, you can still stay at your pre-arranged accommodations. Big caveat is that you are NOT to use any form of public transit. This includes buses/trains/cabs. So the only realistic choice would be the airport hotel unless you have a personal friend/family member that can give you a ride on their private car. And yes, you are expressly allowed to leave the country before the 14-day quarantine period is up.

    Pertinent parts copied below in Japanese. Hope the forum supports the language! Otherwise, the info is at: https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/kenkou_iryou/covid19_qa_kanrenkigyou_00001.html

    "問6 検疫強化対象地域を出発し、日本を経由してその他の国に出国する航空機・船舶に搭乗する場合、日本滞在中において14日間の検疫所長が指定する場所での待機要請の対象となりますか。

    経由地の日本で入国手続きをしない場合、対象とはなりません。また、日本で入国手続きをする場合は、日本滞在中は検疫所長が指定する場所での待機や公共交通機関の不使用が要請されますが、14日間の経過を待たずに出国することは可能です。"

    "問2 日本に居所のない場合はどこで待機することになるのですか。

    ホテルや旅館など、出国前に御自身で確保した宿泊施設を指定することを想定しています。なお、宿泊にかかる費用については御自身で負担いただくこととなります。移動に際しては、電車、バス、タクシー、航空機(国内線)、旅客船などの公共交通機関を使用しないようお願いいたします。なお、入管法に基づく入国制限対象地域から入国された方は、検査結果が出るまで、公共交通機関を使用しないで移動できる場合には自宅など国内の居所で、移動できない場合は空港内のスペース又は検疫所が指定した施設等で、待機いただくこととなります(検査結果が判明するまで、不特定の方と接触の機会が想定される、ご自身で確保されたホテル、旅館等の宿泊施設には移動できません。現在入管法に基づく入国制限対象地域の拡大に伴い、一時的に検査対象となる方が急増しており、空港等において、到着から入国まで数時間、結果判明まで1日~2日程度待機いただく状況が続いています。詳しくは「1 検疫について」の問1をご確認ください。)"


    "問3 日本に居所がなく、滞在場所が出発前に確保できなかった場合、どうすれば良いですか。

    出国前に確保していただくようお願いします。(万が一用意できていない場合、空港で探していただくことになります。)なお、入管法に基づく入国制限対象地域から入国された方は、検査結果が出るまで、公共交通機関を使用しないで移動できる場合には自宅など国内の居所で、移動できない場合は空港内のスペース又は検疫所が指定した施設等で、待機いただくこととなります(検査結果が判明するまで、不特定の方と接触の機会が想定される、ご自身で確保されたホテル、旅館等の宿泊施設には移動できません。現在入管法に基づく入国制限対象地域の拡大に伴い、一時的に検査対象となる方が急増しており、空港等において、到着から入国まで数時間、結果判明まで1日~2日程度待機いただく状況が続いています。詳しくは「1 検疫について」の問1をご確認ください。)"
     
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  4. Taroman

    Taroman New Member

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    I missed an important but - it says that you are allowed to stay at the pre-arranged accommodation during your self-quarantine BUT before doing so, you need to wait at an designated area in the airport, etc, IF you are subjected to PCR testing. This could take 1-2 days.

    The best I can advice would be to plan on a sterile transit..
     
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  5. AustinTexMan

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    Midsouth that is indeed Very helpful. Thanks so much for taking the time to reply to this.
     
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  6. AustinTexMan

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    Taroman Thanks for taking the time to research this for me, I really appreciate the help.
     
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