Japan will host the Rugby World Cup this year, beginning on 20 September 2019. Twelve cities have been confirmed to host matches.

If you will travel to Japan to a location that is at the time hosting one of these events, consider enhancing your usual safety precautions.

Official sources report on risks due to: conflict and terrorism in Colombia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iran, Myanmar, Nigeria, Turkey, and Yemen; crime and social unrest in Bahrain, Germany, Hong Kong, Jamaica, and Peru; demonstrations in Georgia, Mozambique, and Zambia; natural disasters and climate in Bahamas, Central America, Chile, India, Japan, Mainland Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, South Korea, and Sri Lanka; Entry and Exit Requirements in Nigeria; health risks in Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Marshall Island, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Republic of Ghana, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Uganda; Ebola outbreak risks in Democratic Republic of Congo; and various other risks in Vietnam.

Official sources report on risks due to: conflict and terrorism in Gaza and the West Bank, Israel, Lebanon, and Syria; crime and social unrest Bolivia, Cameroon, and Sudan; demonstrations in Botswana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Malawi; law and culture in Burkina Faso; kidnapping in Burkina Faso and Mali; natural disasters and climate Argentina, Belize, Botswana, Cambodia, Chile, China, China, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Japan, Laos, Lesotho, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Thailand, The Bahamas, United States, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe; health risks in Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands, Bulgaria, Central and South America, Chad, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Middle East, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, The Caribbean, Vietnam, and Yemen; Ebola outbreak risks in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda; and other risks in Malawi.

Tropical storms are likely to bring excessive rainfall and violent winds. They may cause flash flooding and landslides and severely disrupt essential services. It is possible for intense storms to occur any time. Learn more about when tropical storms are likely to occur and what mitigation measures you can take before you travel abroad and if you are affected by one.

Official sources report on risks due to: conflict and terrorism in Afghanistan, Burma, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Iran, Israel, Kenya, Libya, Mali, and Myanmar; crime and social unrest in Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Indonesia, and Malawi; demonstrations in China, Hong Kong, Malawi, and Zimbabwe; natural disasters and climate in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, China, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Laos, Martinique, Montserrat, Nigeria, Paraguay, Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Saint-Barthélemy, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam; Entry and Exit Requirements in Benin, Nigeria, and Spain; health risks in Angola, Austria, Benin, Burma, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Mexico, Mozambique, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea; Kidnapping in Iraq and Philippines; Ebola outbreak risks in Democratic Republic of the Congo; and other risks in Jamaica and Sri Lanka.

Official sources report on risks due to: conflict and terrorism in Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan; crime and social unrest in Cameroon, Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan; demonstrations in Afghanistan, Chile, Tunisia, Zimbabwe; natural disasters and climate in Greece, Japan, Papua New Guinea; entry and exit in Indonesia; health risks in Australia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sweden, Venezuela, Yemen; Ebola outbreak risks in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda; and other risks in India.

Since June 9, 2019, several large scale political demonstrations have taken place on Hong Kong Island, in Kowloon, in various suburbs in the New Territories, and at the Hong Kong International Airport. Find more information and safety and security recommendations.