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Notice from the Australian Embassy in Tokyo regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

24 Mar 2020 4:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Due to the spread of COVID-19, The Australian Government is currently not allowing the entry into Australia of people who are not citizens, permanent residents or their families. All Australians - citizens, permanent residents and immediate family - will still be able to return to Australia.

The Australian Government is advising Australians not to travel overseas due to COVID-19. If you are overseas and wish to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Flight options may become less available. If you are unable to return to Australia or decide not to do so, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure, including through self-isolation. More details here:


If you are in Japan and concerned you may have COVID-19, you can call the Japanese Government’s free, 24-hour hotline to get details of the closest clinics and hospitals in English. The hotline number is 050-3816-2787.

The Japan National Tourism Organization website provides up-to-date information and guidance regarding the current outbreak of COVID-19.

The Australian Department of Health’s website is also a useful source for up-to-date general information about COVID-19.

If you would like more information about returning to Australia from a region affected by COVID-19, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

You can stay up to date with the Australian Government’s official travel advice on Japan through Smartraveller by subscribing. You’ll then receive an email update if the travel advice to Japan changes (Smartraveller subscription service).

Follow the Australian Embassy in Tokyo Facebook and Twitter for any announcements and information relevant to Australians travelling in Japan.

If you are traveling in Japan and need to seek consular assistance, please contact the Australian mission nearest to you.

-Australian Embassy Tokyo

-Australian Consulate-General Osaka

The 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra can also be contacted for assistance from anywhere in Japan on 03-5232-4111 or +81-3-5232-4111 (1300 555 135 within Australia).

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