To all Keio students:
June 15, 2022
Information for Keio Students Regarding Travel for Study Abroad
Keio University currently, in principle, permits international travel for study abroad, academic conferences, and other programs to countries with Level 1 Infectious Disease Risk or below as designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. That permission also includes Levels 2 and 3, providing that the Keio student fulfills all necessary requirements and submits a formal application. In light of international and domestic developments, we strongly recommend, but do not require complete vaccination for travel to Level 2 countries.
If separate instructions have been issued by your undergraduate faculty, graduate school, or by the organization that oversees your potential study abroad program, etc., please follow the application method and various conditions specified therein.
Applicable International Travel
- Travel for study abroad
- Travel accompanying a temporary leave of absence from university (language training, internship, etc.)
- Travel accompanying participation in overseas programs sponsored by faculties / graduate schools, research institutes / centers, etc.
- Travel accompanying participation in international joint research or international conferences
Main Conditions for Permitting Travel
- The student and their guarantor strongly desire for the overseas travel to take place.
- The student and their guarantor both understand the Danger Level and Infectious Disease Risk Level set by MOFA, and the risk of traveling to a country/region designated as Level 2 or higher; the student and their guarantor will bear sole responsibility for any eventuality arising from traveling overseas.
- In principle, for travel to Level 3 countries, the student should be fully vaccinated by the time they leave Japan (or their country of residence). (Full vaccination for travel to Level 2 countries is highly encouraged, though not enforced.)
- The student is enrolled in insurance with coverage for COVID-19.
- The student will comply with the instructions of Keio University and the host university, etc., in the event that the Japanese government issues a recommendation to return home after the student has already departed.
- The student can travel because the destination country/region has no restrictions on entry from Japan or the country/region in which they currently reside, and the necessary visa for travel has been issued.
- The student will confirm that they can meet the conditions for entering the destination country/region and is able to comply with any restrictions on conduct.
- The student will confirm that the health system in the destination country/region is sufficiently well maintained and that they are eligible to receive medical treatment.
- The student will confirm that measures against infections and a support system in the case of becoming infected are sufficiently in place at the host university or institution, etc.
- The student traveling confirms required quarantine procedures for returning to Japan and makes plans for arranging the necessary preparations in advance.
(The following applies only to "study abroad")
- The host university, etc., is accepting students from overseas for study abroad and provides classes in person, online, etc.