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Country Specific Information, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings are vital parts of this program. We provide Country Specific Information for every country of the world. You will find the location of the U.S. embassy and any consular offices, information about whether you need a visa, crime and security information, health and medical considerations, drug penalties, localized hot spots and more. This is a good place to start learning about where you are going. To zoom in to a specific country, click the continent on the map and then scroll your mouse. Travel Advisory 31-March US Emb Japan.

This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated March 21, 2011.

Travel Advisory 31-March US Emb Japan

In response to the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Department of Energy, and other technical experts in the U.S. Government have reviewed the scientific and technical information they have collected from assets in country, as well as what the Government of Japan has disseminated. Consistent with the NRC guidelines that would apply to such a situation in the United States, we continue recommending, as a precaution, that U.S. citizens within 50 miles (80 kilometers) of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant evacuate the area or take shelter indoors, if safe evacuation is not practical.

Ministries of Foreign Affairs. Ambassade de France au Japon. FCO Japan travel advice. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the exclusion zones around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility identified by the Japanese authorities.

FCO Japan travel advice

See Fukushima The typhoon season runs from June to December with most activity between July and September. You should monitor the progress of approaching storms. See Typhoons. There may be some disruption to transport and other infrastructure in the parts of north-eastern Honshu most affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. There is a continuous risk of earthquakes and tsunamis throughout Japan. The Japanese government introduced a new residency system for foreign nationals in July 2012.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. There is a low threat from terrorism. The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks. HPA response to explosions at the Japanese nuclear power plant. FCO - Japanese earthquake. An earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale struck 250 miles (400km) from Tokyo at 1446 local time yesterday.

FCO - Japanese earthquake

There continues to be a risk of aftershock and tsunamis across the Pacific region. The Japanese authorities have issued a warning for people to stay away from low-lying coastal areas. Infrastructure damage is widespread. North-eastern Japan has been hardest hit. Sendai airport is flooded. Following a direct appeal from the Japanese Government earlier this morning, the British Government will dispatch a team of 59 UK fire service search and rescue specialists, two rescue dogs and a medical support team to join the international relief effort in Japan. The team will fly from Manchester airport later this afternoon and travel directly to Japan as quickly as possible.

The team will take up to 11 tonnes of specialist rescue equipment, including heavy lifting and cutting equipment to save the lives of people who are trapped in the debris. Casualties British Government response. DFAT Travel Advice for Japan. Summary Japan overall Areas 1 and 2 near the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant Area 3 near the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant We advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in Japan.

DFAT Travel Advice for Japan

Exercise common sense and look out for suspicious behaviour, as you would in Australia. Click on image to expand Entry and exit Visa conditions are subject to change. All foreign nationals, including permanent residents of Japan, are required to have their fingerprints electronically scanned and are photographed upon arrival in Japan. Visas are not normally required for Australians entering Japan for tourism for less than 90 days. In July 2012, a new residency management system was introduced and Residence Cards replaced Alien Registration identity cards. Make sure your passport has at least six months' validity from your planned date of return to Australia. Safety and security Terrorism Terrorism is a threat throughout the world. Crime.