2020-03-31On March 31,2020, I received a call from my mother, saying that Japan is closing down the borders even for permanent residence holders and you won't be able to get into Japan for a while, so book a ticket now so that you can come back. After hearing this, I booked a ticket back to Japan for next day immediately transiting in LAX airport, and to Haneda airport in Tokyo. After booking the tickets I called my boyfriend and told him “I’m going to leave tomorrow”. He told me that he will take me to the airport because its early morning. I remember panicking and cleaning my house and fridge because I did not know when I can come back to U.S. and my lease was going to end in July, 28th, 2020. After cleaning, I just tossed any clothes that I thought I would need into my suitcase and slept. Next day, my boyfriend took me to the airport and I gave him my house keys because if I couldn't get back before the lease ending, I needed him to clean it out for me. When I got to the airport, I was surprised at how empty it was and same with the flight from PDX to LAX. The airplane was really empty and had distances between people. When I landed on LAX, I was again surprised at how it was so empty. However, I did notice the flight back to Korea was packed with people because the seats in front of the gate that had the flight to Korea had so many people. In contrast, the flight back to Japan was very vacant. I was able to get a whole row and barely people near me in other rows. One thing I noticed that was different from “usual” flight was the CA announced how the air is ventilated regularly with a special filter in order for people to feel less stressed. Few hours before landing, we were given few sheets of paper, where we had to state hour personal information, where we will be and who is picking us up. After 10+ hours of flying, I landed in Japan, but I was stuck on the aircraft for 1 hour because the immigration area was full from other flights. After getting off the aircraft, we lined up in an area called “quarantine” where the staff looked at the paper we wrote on the aircraft and ask us questions. While lining up, there were mats that allowed us to disinfect the bottom of our shoes. When I got in front of the line and gave my papers in, I was just asked several questions and I was good to go. However, at immigration, because I had a Korean passport, I was put into a different room, to check whether if I had gone to Korea for in the past few months. Honestly, I was annoyed at this point because I have told several times that I have not went to Korea at all for few years. Despite this, I had more papers to write stating I did not go to Korea. After they confirmed that I only was in the U.S., I was able to get through immigration, and was able to meet my family who came to pick me up. The immigration usually only takes me 30 minutes max because I am a permanent residence holder, but this time, it took me 3 hours.