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[COVID-19] Information for Foreign Nationals

March 8, 2020

[Latest Information for Foreign Visitors]

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) operates a visitor hotline 24 hours. Call for tourist info or assistance in  case of accidents and emergencies including novel coronavirus(COVID-19). Support is available in EN, CN, KR and JP.

From Japan: 050-3816-2787
From Overseas: +81-50-3816-2787
Chatbot (in case of emergencies only):

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advsitory Information:

Ministry of Health Labour and Wealth (MHLW)
General Information (English | Chinese)

Basic Policies for Novel Coronavirus Disease Control
(Summary|Full Text)

[Press Conference (MHLW YouTube Channel)]
- March 8 (1)
- March 1 (1)
- February 28 (1)
- February 25 (1)
- February 24 (1) (Expert Meeting on the Coronavirus Disease Control)
- February 23 (1 | Handout (in pdf))
- February 21 (1 | 2 | 3 | 4) (the Situation in the Cruise Ship "Diamond Princess")
FAQ (English | Chinese)

COVID-19 Advisory Information (JNTO)
(English | Chinese (in pdf))

Medical Information for Foreign Tourists (JNTO)

Ministry of Justice/Immigarion Services Agency
Important Notice (English)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 by Country (English)

NHK World
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan's only public broadcaster. NHK WORLD-JAPAN is NHK's international service delivering the latest information about Japan through TV, radio and the Internet.
[Related Information]

(Advice for Public)
Ministry of Health, Labour and Wealth

Preventinv Outbreaks of the Novel Coronavirus (pdf)
Eight-point list of precautions to take at home (pdf)

Basic Protective Measures against the New Coronavirus (WHO)
(English | Chinese)

Steps to help prevent the spread of 2019-nCoV if you are sick (CDC) 

(Domestic Institutions)
National Institute of Infectious Diseases

Infectious Agents Surveillance Report:COVID-19 (English)

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Medical Information Site for Foreigners in Japan (Egnlish) (operadet by JIGH)

Ministry of Justice/Japanese Law Translation Database
Quarantine Act (English)
Immigration Control And Refugee Recognition Act (English)

(Overseas Information)
World Health Organization
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak (English)


- Press Conference by the Prime Minister
- Prime Minister In Action (Statements of the Prime Minister)
- Press Conference by the Chief Cabinet Secretary
- Infectious Control at the Cruise Ship "Diamond Princess" (MHLW Website)
- Advice for Public: How to protect yourself and others

[Press Conference by the Prime Minister]
- March 4 (Wed) (Opening Statement (PM in Action))
- February 29 (Sat) (Opening Statement Transcript | Government InternetTV)

[Prime Minister In Action(Statements of the Prime Minister)]

  The Novel Coronavirus Response Headquarters
- Eighteenth Meeting (March 7, 2020)
- Seventeenth Meeting (March 5, 2020)
- Sixteenth Meeting (March 1, 2020)
- Fifteenth Meeting (Feb 27, 2020)
- Fourteenth Meeting (Feb 26, 2020)
- Thirteenth Meeting (Feb 25, 2020)
- Twelfth Meeting (Feb 23, 2020)
- Eleventh Meeting (Feb 18, 2020)
- Tenth Meeting (Feb 16, 2020)
- Ninth Meeting (Feb 14, 2020)
- Eighth Meeting (Feb 13, 2020)
- Seventh Meeting (Feb 12, 2020)
- Sixth Meeting (Feb 6, 2020)
- Fifth Meeting (Feb 5, 2020)
- Fourth Meeting (Feb 1, 2020)
- Third Meeting (Jan 31, 2020)
- Second Meeting (Jan 30, 2020)
- First Meeting (Jan 30, 2020)
(Expert Meeting)
- First Meeting (Feb 16, 2020)

Ministerial Meeting Related to Countermeasures Related to the Novel Coronavirus
- First Meeting (Jan 24, 2020)

[Press Conference by the Chief Cabinet Secretary (From January 24)]
March 6 (Fri)          (AM/PM)
March 5 (Thu)        (AM/PM)
March 4 (Wed)       (AM/PM)
March 3 (Tue)        (AM/PM)
March 2 (Mon)       (AM/PM)
February 28 (Fri)    (AM/PM*)*By Deputy CCS Okada
February 27 (Thu)  (AM/PM*)*By Deputy CCS Okada   
February 26 (Wed) (AM/PM)
February 25 (Tue)   (AM/PM)
February 21 (Fri)    (AM/PM)
February 20 (Thu)  (AM/PM)
February 19 (Wed)  (AM/PM)
February 18 (Tue)   (AM/PM)
February 17 (Mon)  (AM/PM)
February 14 (Fri)     (AM/PM)
February 13 (Thu)   (AM/PM)
February 12 (Wed)  (AM/PM)
February 10 (Tue)   (AM/PM)
February 7 (Fri)       (AM/PM)
February 6 (Thu)     (AM/PM)
February 5 (Wed)    (AM/PM)
February 4 (Tue)     (AM/PM)
February 3 (Mon)    (AM/PM)
January 31 (Fri)      (AM/PM)   
January 30 (Thu)    (AM/PM*) *By Deputy CCS Nishimura   
January 29 (Wed)   (AM/PM)   
January 28 (Tue)      (AM/PM*) *By Deputy CCS Okada   
January 27 (Mon)     (AM/PM)   
January 24 (Fri)        (AM*/PM*) *By Deputy CCS Nishimura       

[Advice for the Public: How to Protect Yourself and Others (Flyers)]

- Washing Hands
- Coughing Manner
- Basic Measures
- Measures against Infectious Diseases


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