Required Self-Quarantine Could Dissuade Americans from Visiting Tokyo Disney

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A new update regarding coronavirus measures in Japan could dissuade Americans from making trips to Tokyo Disney Resort. 

The Instagram account @disneynews55 shared an update on Japan’s Enhanced Protection Measures to tackle COVID-19 to social media this evening. In the update, we learn that the Government of Japan has decided to require anyone visiting from the United States to self-quarantine for 14 days before traveling throughout Japan.

Japan’s Enhanced Protection Measures to tackle COVID-19
Enhanced Quarantine Measure for Entrants from the United States
Consulate General of Japan, Los Angeles
1. The Government of Japan (GOJ) decided to take the following measure, for entrants from the United States (US), to enhance quarantine in Japan:
Upon arrival to Japan, entrants from the entire US are required to self-quarantine for 14 days at locations designated by the quarantine station chief and refrain from using public transportation during this period.
The above measure applies to those who have departed from the US to Japan after 0:00 AM on March 26th (JST)/11:00AM on March 25th (EST), by air or sea, and will continue to be in effect until the end of April.
The duration of the above measure is subject to renewal.
2. If you are traveling from the US to Japan, please be aware of the following:
(1) All entrants arriving in Japan (including Japanese nationals, regardless of the purpose of visit), via flight etc., even those with no particular symptoms of COVID-19, will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days from the day after their date of arrival to Japan at locations designated by the quarantine station chief (home, hotel, etc.) and refrain from using public transportation.
Note: Public transportation includes any means of transportation accessible to the public by paying a fare [domestic flights & ships, local buses (including ones operated by hotels), trains, taxis, etc.]. This excludes rental cars and privately owned cars (driven by a family member or a friend).
(2) Please confirm the following before your departure:
Your planned stay in Japan includes the above quarantine measure, and that you do not
foresee any difficulties during your stay.
You have arranged for accommodations (hotel, etc.) for the 14 days self-quarantine period,
which will start immediately after your entry into Japan.
You have arranged for transportation (excluding public transportation)

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For those of you that are planning a future trip to japan or #tokyodisneyresort in the near future you may want to read this: new 14 day quarantine measures will apply to you if your coming or traveling from the USA! Japan’s Enhanced Protection Measures to tackle COVID-19 Enhanced Quarantine Measure for Entrants from the United States Consulate General of Japan, Los Angeles 1. The Government of Japan (GOJ) decided to take the following measure, for entrants from the United States (US), to enhance quarantine in Japan: Upon arrival to Japan, entrants from the entire US are required to self-quarantine for 14 days at locations designated by the quarantine station chief and refrain from using public transportation during this period. The above measure applies to those who have departed from the US to Japan after 0:00 AM on March 26th (JST)/11:00AM on March 25th (EST), by air or sea, and will continue to be in effect until the end of April. The duration of the above measure is subject to renewal. 2. If you are traveling from the US to Japan, please be aware of the following: (1) All entrants arriving in Japan (including Japanese nationals, regardless of the purpose of visit), via flight etc., even those with no particular symptoms of COVID-19, will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days from the day after their date of arrival to Japan at locations designated by the quarantine station chief (home, hotel, etc.) and refrain from using public transportation. Note: Public transportation includes any means of transportation accessible to the public by paying a fare [domestic flights & ships, local buses (including ones operated by hotels), trains, taxis, etc.]. This excludes rental cars and privately owned cars (driven by a family member or a friend). (2) Please confirm the following before your departure: Your planned stay in Japan includes the above quarantine measure, and that you do not foresee any difficulties during your stay. You have arranged for accommodations (hotel, etc.) for the 14 days self-quarantine period, which will start immediately after your entry into Japan. You have arranged for transportation (excluding public transportation)

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So what does this mean if you want to visit Tokyo Disney Resort? Visiting the international Disney Parks — specifically Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea — is a bucket-list item for many Disney fans. But given the new self-quarantine requirement for anyone visiting Japan from the United States, Disney fans may want to postpone their trips to Tokyo even after the Disney Parks do reopen there.

This measure is currently scheduled to be in effect through the end of April. However, Tokyo Disney Resort remains temporarily closed for the time being through April 20. Given how quickly the world is changing because of this current pandemic, it wouldn’t be surprising if this travel restriction remained in place even into May and summertime.

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For the most up-to-date information on Tokyo Disney Resort operations, visit the official website. For more information on traveling from the U.S. to Japan, click here. For coronavirus updates and health and safety information, visit the CDC website. 

We at Inside the Magic continue to hope for the health and safety for everyone in the world, especially those affected by coronavirus. Please continue to take proper precautions during this time. We will continue to update our website as more information regarding Coronavirus and the Disney Parks becomes available.

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