Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel
Japan: Typhoon Jebi
Typhoon Jebi is currently a category 5 typhoon and is projected to pass through Japan as a category 3 early next week. Japan’s Metrological Agency has issued storm warnings for a number of prefectures in Japan. There is a risk of strong winds, dense fog, torrential rain, flooding and landslides.
We advise New Zealanders in Japan to follow the advice of local authorities at all times (including any evacuation orders) and seek suitable shelter. Visitors and tourists staying in travel accommodation should follow the guidance of their accommodation management and/or tour operators. It is generally considered sensible practice not to venture outdoors and remain well away from the sea. It is also important to keep family and friends in New Zealand updated on your welfare. Monitor the media to stay up to date with developments.
Contact your airline or travel agent directly to find out if travel has been disrupted. If your travel is disrupted, ensure you keep all receipts to support your travel insurance claim.
New Zealanders in Japan requiring consular assistance can contact the New Zealand Embassy in Tokyo, Japan on +81 3 3467 2271 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We advise New Zealanders in Japan to update their registration information or take this opportunity to register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Updated:31 Aug 2018, 11:00