18 March 2020 – Further visa restrictions introduced

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Immigration
Intervention Categories: International travel measures; Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Overview: On March 18th, “New measures to strengthen border measures” were decided at the 20th Meeting of the Novel Coronavirus Response Headquarters. These measures were decided, amidst the further spreading of coronavirus in foreign countries, to take proactive measures including border controls, aligning with measures taken by foreign countries, in order to prevent the further spread of infections.
Full details here: https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page6e_000199.html

Type of Justification: No justification given
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government