Coronavirus (COVID-19 / Wuhan Pneumonia), quickly spreading globally, has already caused numerous people to be infected and died. The number of infections in Japan is increasing every day, which makes Japan another seriously impacted country. Want to learn more about what is going on in Japan? Here we gather up some related information for you to read before travelling.
1. Entry Management Measures and Epidemic Prevention
（last updated on 14 May）
To prevent the spread of the epidemic, Japan has carried out several measures.
–State of emergencyJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe extended that the nationwide state of emergency starting from now until 31 May. (4 May)
39 prefectures of the nation’s 47 prefectures are lifting the state of emergency from 14 May. Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido, Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama, Hyogo and Kyoto will remain under emergency until further determination. (14 May)
Japan has expanded entry bans to cover foreign travellers from 87 countries and regions on 27 April, including the US, UK, Canada, Australia and all of China. For the full list of those 87 countries and regions, please click here.
– Self-quarantineAnyone returning to the country from abroad, including Japanese nationals, will be required to self-quarantine for two weeks and be asked to refrain from using public transport.
To learn more accurate information, please visit the website of Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the section of “About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)”
Click here to visit.
As the site of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare may not be updated expeditiously, for instant information you may also check the local news platform. YAHOO! JAPAN NewsNHK News close-up of Coronavirus Confirmed cases and infection status
We strongly suggest you wear a mask during your stay in Japan. If you do not feel well, or in case of suspected infection, refrain from taking public transport and go to the hospital as soon as possible.
–Medical institutions that provide service in different languages
The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has created a website for foreign travellers who need to receive medical care in languages other than Japanese.To search for a medical institution that suits your needs, please check the following website:https://www.jnto.go.jp/emergency/eng/mi_guide.html
Not only is JNTO offering a search engine for medical institutions, but also operates a Japan Visitors Hotline to travellers to Japan. Travellers can call for assistance in case of accidents, and emergencies, and also tourist information if needed. The hotline is available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
Japan Visitors Hotline number: 050-3816-2787
Service Hours: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
–Other emergency telephone numbers
Emergency call to Police 110The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Lost and Found Center(03)3814-4151The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department General Advisory Center(03)3501-0110 (Japanese/English)
(03)3503-8484 (English, etc.)
Fire, ambulance, emergency rescue119Medical Information Services for Foreigners(03)5285-8181
(English/Chinese/Korean/Thai/Spanish)Japan Help Line(0120)461-997