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Overseas Travel and New Entry into Japan (Third Report)

Dear YNU Students, Faculties, and Administrative Staffs

August 9, 2022
UMEHARA Izuru
President, Yokohama National University

1. Overseas travel from Japan


Although vaccinations have progressed in many countries around the world, and border measures and domestic restrictions have been eased, the infection situation remains severe both in Japan and abroad. YNU requests that you avoid non-urgent, non-essential travel to countries and regions categorized as Level 2 or higher on the MOFA travel advice and warning, and on the MOFA travel advice and warning on infectious diseases except cases stated below. In addition, if you travel to countries and regions categorized as Level 1, please check the conditions for your return to Japan and make your judgments carefully.
In all cases, please be sure to complete the necessary procedures on campus in advance.

(1) Overseas travel under programs organized by YNU, e.g., student exchange (for students)

In overseas programs for students, YNU requires that the destination must be the countries and regions categorized as Level 1 on the MOFA travel advice and warning and on the MOFA travel advice and warning on infectious diseases. To dispatch students to the countries and regions categorized as Level 2 or 3 is acceptable only when they meet all the conditions designated by YNU. For more information, please refer to the following notice.

International exchange programs and academic research activities involving overseas travel
https://global.ynu.ac.jp/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/kaigai_tokou_2022_4.pdf新しいウィンドウが開きます (in Japanese)

(2) Overseas travel assigned by YNU, e.g., business trips (for faculties and administrative staffs)

Business trips to the countries and regions categorized as Level 2 on the MOFA travel advice and warning on infectious diseases will be continued to be prohibited in principle, except cases confirmed in advance to meet all the conditions designated by YNU. For more information, please refer to the following notice.

Overseas travel for faculties and administrative staffs (including private trips)
https://global.ynu.ac.jp/strategies/activities/新しいウィンドウが開きます (in Japanese)

(3)Overseas travel for private purposes (for students, faculties, and administrative staffs)

When you travel overseas for private purposes, please be sure to submit a “YNU Notification of Overseas Travel”新しいウィンドウが開きます in advance. In addition to submitting the form online, make sure to print out the confirmation page and submit it to the office of your college or graduate school (for students) or the office of your department’s general affairs or accounting section (for faculties and administrative staffs). Faculties and administrative staffs are also required to refer to the following notice.

Overseas travel for faculties and administrative staffs (including private trips)
https://global.ynu.ac.jp/strategies/activities/新しいウィンドウが開きます (in Japanese)


Notices and Links

* Please give due consideration to the situation of the pandemic at your travel destination, which may call for the sudden introduction of lockdown or other measures and restrictions on your freedom of movement.

* Note that the situation of the pandemic in Japan may call for the denial of re-entry to foreign nationals. Please check the information released by MOFA before deciding whether to travel.

* Applications for vaccination certificates are accepted at each municipality. For details on the procedures, please refer to the information released by or inquire with the municipality actually issuing your vaccination certificate.

● MOFA: COVID-19 measures of each country or region applicable to travelers from Japan and to Japanese nationals—Restrictions on entry, requirements for entry, and restrictions on freedom of movement新しいウィンドウが開きます (in Japanese)

● MOFA: Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) 新しいウィンドウが開きます

● Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW): COVID-19 vaccination certificates for overseas travel新しいウィンドウが開きます

YNU Notification of Overseas Travel新しいウィンドウが開きます

2. Handling of new entry into Japan


New entry into Japan of foreign researchers and students will be accepted under the supervision of the receiving organizations which is responsible for their entry (YNU). Please refer to the following notice to go with the online procedures on entering Japan.

●Foreign researchers
Entry into Japan under the Border Measure (Updated August 1, 2022)新しいウィンドウが開きます (in Japanese)

●International students
New Entry into Japan for October Admission Students, etc.(Updated on August1,2022)新しいウィンドウが開きます

In addition, the quarantine period and place will be decided depending on the countries and regions where the entrant stayed before arriving in Japan. For more details, please refer to the following website.

Border Measures|Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare|Government of Japan|厚生労働省 (mhlw.go.jp)新しいウィンドウが開きます

Moreover, in the case of quarantine under border measures, those who cannot reach home within 24 hours of the test taken upon entering Japan or are going to live in the university’s dormitories (not allowed to be quarantined at the university’s dormitories), etc. are required to stay at a hotel during the quarantine on their own cost.
To alleviate their financial burden of starting a new life in Japan, YNU will provide international students with the financial assistance for the accommodation fee associated with self-quarantine.
For more information, please refer to the notice below.

Financial Assistance for Accommodation Fee associated with Self-Quarantine for International Students (AY2022) - News and Information - Yokohama National University (ynu.ac.jp)新しいウィンドウが開きます

(Inquiries: Global Promotion Division, Student Affairs and International Strategy Department)

(担当:International Office)


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