A crisis situation abroad

The local authorities are responsible for handling matters in crisis situations. Follow the instructions given by the local authorities. If you have not registered at matkustusilmoitus.fi before your travel, please submit your travel details in the service as soon as possible.

The local authorities are responsible for handling matters in crisis situations. Follow the instructions given by the local authorities.

Should you need urgent assistance, contact the local rescue authorities (the police, the fire service, ambulance).

Follow local media and the website of the mission of Finland in the country and the website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.(Link to another website.).

In accordance with the Act on Travel Service Combinations, the travel organiser has the duty to assist the traveller in the procurement of medical care or repatriation and in the clarification of an offence or loss or injury and other necessary measures.

Avoid being outdoors. If possible, leave the crisis area or at least send your family members away from the area. If you are living in the country on a permanent basis and you leave the area, inform the Finnish mission about your movements.

Missions of the other Nordic and EU countries are obligated to assist people in distress, in case there is not a Finnish mission in the country or city in question.

Be prepared

  1. Register(Link to another website.) your travel details at matkustusilmoitus.fi. In the event of an emergency or crisis, the Ministry can contact those who have submitted their travel plans and contact details at matkustusilmoitus.fi.
  2. Read the Ministry's travel advice
  3. Read more from the mission's contingency plans

The Foreign Ministry issues travel advice notices on the countries in which Finland has a mission or of which Finnish missions can obtain reliable information. If you are travelling to a country on which travel advice is not issued by the Foreign Ministry of Finland, check other countries' travel advice.(Link to another website.)

More information for crisis situations in Japan

Prime Minister’s Office of Japan
https://japan.kantei.go.jp/(Link to another website.)

Cabinet Office
http://www.bousai.go.jp/index-e.html(Link to another website.)

“Helpful Apps and Websites in the Event of Disaster” provided by Cabinet Office
http://www.bousai.go.jp/kokusai/web/index_en.html(Link to another website.)

Ministry of Justice :A Daily Life Support Portal for Foreign Nationals

Immigration Services Agency

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Disaster Prevention Information
https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page22e_000886.html(Link to another website.)

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Disaster Prevention Portal
https://www.mlit.go.jp/river/bousai/olympic/en/index.html(Link to another website.)

Japan Meteorological Agency
https://www.jma.go.jp/jma/kokusai/multi.html(Link to another website.)

Japan Tourism Agency
https://www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/en/index.html(Link to another website.)

Safety Tips -app
https://www.jnto.go.jp/safety-tips/eng/app.html(Link to another website.)

JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization)
https://www.japan.travel/en/news/JapanSafeTravel/(Link to another website.)

Japan Visitor Hotline (24/7): +81-50-3816-2787