Japan is bracing for another typhoon,as Typhoon Jebi is set to hit the Kansai region from Monday night.

Due to the size of the storm system, airlines have updated their flight schedules (see below). People have been stockpiling food and classes have been cancelled, as preparation for the latest massive storm is underway.  Japan has experienced a tumultuous summer, with a deadly heatwave followed by Typhoons Soulik and Cimaron, which caused flooding and disruption.

Advice for travellers

  • Expect flight disruption and travel delays.
  • If you are due to fly to Japan this week, check regularly with your airline and double check flight information before leaving for the airport. 
  • Monitor the local weather forecast. Use a couple of different apps and/or websites to get information from multiple sources. 
  • Monitor local media.
  • Keep mobile devices charged. 
  • Put aside a storm kit to help you wait out the worst of the weather. Include food that will not spoil and bottled drinking water, candles and matches, a first aid kit, medication, torch, phone charge, batteries, cash.
  • Know what form evacuation notices will take – siren, police announcement, text message, etc – and be prepared to comply with them. Put together a grab bag that contains ID, travel documents, insurance information, medication, snacks and a bottle of water. 
  • Comply with advice from the local authorities. 
  • Check in with friends and family.
  • If something bad happens, check in with your local embassy as soon as it is safe to do so. 

The FCO and Ready.gov have more information and advice on what you can do if you are caught in a typhoon.

Airline Updates

This is not an exhaustive list of affected airlines – please contact your airline directly for more up to date information.

Official advice


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