Halal Japan has got the news that Japan has finally allowed foreign residents to re-enter the country if they meet some conditions. The re-entry is applicable for all foreign residents who are currently stranded in a foreign country no matter what their visa status may be.
Conditions For Re-Entry for Foreign Residents
- People separated from their family due to the restriction recently imposed by the Japanese authorities
- Foreign residents with children enrolled in Japanese educational institutions, who are now unable to attend classes
- People undergoing treatment by a Japanese doctor at a Japanese medical institution
- Women going to give birth at a Japanese medical facility
- People who left Japan to undergo surgery or give birth abroad
- People who left the country to attend a relative’s funeral or visit a family member in critical condition
- People who left to appear in front of a court overseas as a witness
Those who are considering leaving Japan for a country that is already on the re-entry ban list will be allowed to return if they are leaving to visit a relative in a critical condition or to attend a relative’s funeral. Those who need to undergo surgery, including re-examination, or are set to give birth to a child abroad will also be allowed to re-enter. The special circumstances will also cover people who have received a witness summons from a court outside of Japan.
If you or any of your relatives are stranded in a foreign due to any of the above-mentioned reasons, you may re-enter Japan easily. To further discuss the issue or your specific situation, you may want to contact Japanese government authorities.