[Impotant] International students who are currently in their home country with a re-entry permit for Japan


Published: August 17, 2020

To: International students who are currently in their home country with a re-entry permit for Japan (Please ignore if you are currently in Japan)

From: Contact office for International Students

Starting from 3Q onwards, Tokyo Tech is planning to hold classes both on campus and online.

Currently, for the purpose of strengthening border control, foreign nationals staying in certain countries/regions within 14 days before applying for entry into Japan are denied permission to enter unless there are special exceptional circumstances. From August 5, 2020, under a new decision, foreign nationals with residence status who left Japan before the day when the country/region in which they are currently staying was designated as an area subject to denial of permission to enter Japan will be allowed to re-enter.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website

(Japanese) https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/page1_000864.html

(English) https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001074.html

In addition, the Japanese government continues to require anybody arriving from the countries listed in (*1) below to wait 14 days at a location designated by the quarantine station chief and to refrain from using public transportation. However, the designated location will not be somewhere organized by the government as it will be assumed you have arranged your own accommodation in Japan (*2).

You should not use public transportation including taxis to get to your accommodation or residence. If you choose not to follow the quarantine station chief's request and use a taxi or a train, you are posing a health risk not only to yourself but also to society. You must arrange private transportation by yourself before leaving your home country.

Tokyo Tech requests all students arriving in Japan from overseas to self-isolate at their residence and not come to Tokyo Tech for 2 weeks after entering Japan, regardless of the country or region of departure (*3). Tokyo Tech dormitories cannot be used for self-isolation, so students must arrange accommodation by themselves and bear fees and other expenses incurred by the self-isolation period.

After considering the above, if a student wishes, Tokyo Tech will allow the student to enter Japan following consultation with and consent by family members and the relevant academic advisor or academic supervisor, and the preparation of documents required by the government. After entering Japan, you are required to self-isolate (see below for details) for two consecutive weeks. If you do not have any of the following symptoms after the self-isolation period, you can come to campus under the conditions set by Tokyo Tech.

[Stay home and do not come to campus if you have these symptoms]:

- Severe fatigue, breathing difficulties, or fever above 37.5 degrees Celsius

If you have any of the above symptoms, stay home and do not come to campus until you recover.

Regarding accommodation, if you stayed at your own apartment, etc. before leaving Japan, you may return to that location only if you will be staying alone. For those students who stayed at a dormitory or for those who shared apartments, etc. with roommates before leaving Japan, you are required to find hotels or other accommodation by yourself, at your own expense. In all cases, do not use public transportation to get to your accommodation.

If you are ready to re-enter Japan, please find transportation and accommodation either through a travel agency (see below) or by yourself. Please inform the Contact Office for International Students about your scheduled date of arrival in Japan and the name and address of your accommodation at: contact.intl.student@jim.titech.ac.jp.

Please understand that based on changes in circumstances, information about affected countries/regions and the handling of this notice are subject to change.

If you have any questions, please contact us at contact.intl.student@jim.titech.ac.jp.

Tokyo Tech continues to put your safety first and requests your diligence and cooperation in preventive measures.

○ Travel Agency Information

The following travel agency will assist you in finding accommodation and transportation from the airport. You may contact them directly by email as necessary.

IACE Travel Corporation (email): tyo-group@iace.co.jp

JTB Corp. (email): titech_jtb2020@jtb.com

*Please send e-mail to avoved addresses only when you contact travel agency.

We will continue to search for more travel agencies to help you with accommodation and transportation needs. We will update our website once new information is available for international students.


*1 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, "Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)," August 13, 2020 (updated frequently)


*2 Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, "Q&A," August 6, 2020 (updated frequently)


*3 Tokyo Institute of Technology, "CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 UPDATES," July 28, 2020 (updated occasionally) /news/2020/046433.html

*Cautionary point is added.(9/17)

*Travel agency information (JTB Corp.) is added.(9/10)

Update : September 18, 2020