Coronavirus Pandemic Alert (As of 31 March (Wed), 6:00pm)
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and other government agencies are working in conjunction with airport companies to detect and stop the spread of the virus at Osaka international Airport.
When coming to the airport, please observe and cooperate with the following.
Below is an overview of the initiatives being taken at the airport and a request to visitors to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
【New Measures for Strengthening Border】
* Due to the spread of variant virus infection, the Government of Japan has taken new measures such as immigration restrictions as follows. For details, please refer to "Strengthening border measures related to the new virus variants" (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website) .
For the time being, the following measures have been taken for those entering Japan.
1. Temporary suspension of Business Track and Residence Track
2. Suspension of new entry from all countries/regions
3. Suspension of special measures when returning or re-entering Japan from a short-term business trip to all countries/regions
In addition, those entering Japan, regardless of their nationality, are required to meet these conditions.
1. Presentation of inspection certificate
2. Submission of a written pledge
3. Carrying a smartphone and installing necessary applications*
4. Submission of Questionnaire
If you do not own a smartphone or if you own a smartphone that does not allow the installation of necessary apps, please rent a smartphone at the airport at your expense upon arriving in Japan.(You will be required to prepare your credit card.)
Please check the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website below for the required application. Make sure to complete the installation before entering Japan.
"To Everyone Entering Japan (Installing apps required for preventing the spread of COVID-19)" (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website)
Please check the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website below for how to use the required application.
"To Everyone Entering Japan (Regarding the use of apps following your arrival)" (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website)
【Notice from Immigration Services Agency of Japan】
Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, foreign nationals who have been in the following countries or regions within 14 days prior to their arrival in Japan are no longer allowed to enter Japan. (As of 28 December (Mon), 00:00am)
|Country name & Region name|
Iceland, Ireland, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Argentina, Albania, Armenia, Antigua & Barbuda, Andorra, Israel, Italy, Iraq, Iran, India, Indonesia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Uruguay, United Kingdom, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Austria, Oman, Netherlands, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Canada, Ghana, Cabo Verde, Gabon, Cameroon, Gambia, North Macedonia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Cyprus, Cuba, Greece, Kyrgyzstan, Guatemala , Cuba, Granada, Croatia, Kenya, Costa Rica, Kosovo, Comoros, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Saudi Arabia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Zambia, San Marino, Sierra Leone, Djibouti, Jamaica, Georgia, Zimbabwe, Switzerland, Sweden, Sudan, Spain, Suriname, Slovakia, Slovenia, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, Serbia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Somalia, Tajikistan, Czech Republic, Central African Republic, Tunisia, Chile, Denmark, Germany, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Nigeria, Namibia, Nicaragua, Nepal, Norway, Haiti, Pakistan, The Vatican, Panama, Bahamas, Paraguay, Palestine, Bahrain, Barbados, Hungary, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Finland, Brazil, France, Bulgaria, Bhutan, United States, Venezuela, Belarus, Belize, Belgium, Peru, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Poland, Bolivia, Portugal, Honduras, Madagascar, Malawi, Malta, Malaysia, South Africa, South Sudan, Myanmar, Mexico, Monaco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Maldives , Moldova, Morocco, Montenegro, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Libya, Lichtenstein, Liberia, Luxembourg, Rwanda, Romania, Lesotho, Lebanon, Russia
* Due to the spread of variant virus infection, the Government of Japan has taken new measures such as immigration restrictions as follows.
■New Measures for Strengthening Border
1. Suspension of new entry from all countries/regions
2. Suspension of special measures when returning or re-entering Japan from a short-term business trip to all countries/regions
3. Strengthening quarantine, etc.
【For those returning to / entering Japan】
・Please inquire with the quarantine officer if you have stayed in the countries/regions in Table.
・Report to Quarantine officers when entering the country/region if you have a cough, fever or other symptoms, or if you are taking cough medicine or an antipyretic (fever reducing medicine).
・If you have developed the abovementioned symptoms after entering Japan and you have been in or traveled through the countries in Table, before going to a medical clinic for a diagnosis, please notify the clinic that you have been to those countries and wear a mask when you go. When you arrive, show your health declaration card and report your travel history (health declaration cards are distributed on board your aircraft).
・In addition, the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has set up a call center called "Japan Visitor Hotline" that provides multilingual support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure the safety and security of foreign travelers in an emergency. We also respond to inquiries related to the new coronavirus.
【Hours】available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
【Available languages】English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese
「Japan Visitor Hotline」（PDF：565kB）
・Passenger entering or returning to all regions will be held 14 days at a location designated by the quarantine director and must not use public transport in Japan.
【For those departures from Japan】
Many countries have established entry restrictions to Japan and travelers from Japan. When considering travel to these countries, be sure to check the latest information, such as the websites of the authorities of each country, and the embassy in Tokyo.
【Preventing the Spread of Infection in the Airport】
・Airport staff are being encouraged to wear face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
・The disinfection and cleaning of doorknobs and handrails in the passenger terminals (including on moving walkways and escalators) has been stepped up.
・We ask you to be conscientious about washing your hands, wearing a mask and covering your nose and mouth when you cough in order to prevent the spread of infection.
・We encourage you to use the disinfectant placed in various locations around the passenger terminals.
【Request from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare】
・Itami Airport has started to use thermal imaging cameras at the entrances to security checkpoints to screen passengers for fever. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
・This applies to those with high temperatures or other symptoms, who are asked to refrain strictly from air travel.
Currently, aircrafts (limited to those related to the carriage of passengers) of airlines departing from the People's Republic of China or the Republic of Korea and arriving at an airport in Japan, are required to limit their arrival airports to Narita International Airport and Kansai International Airport. (From the midnight of March 9, 2020)
【About accurate and promt information】
Further information is available at the following websites.
Information is also available on the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website in Japanese (Concerning Novel Coronavirus) https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/0000164708_00001.html
Information is also available on the Cabinet Secretariat's Office website in Japanese (About correspondence of Coronavirus Pandemic) https://www.cas.go.jp/jp/influenza/novel_coronavirus.html
Information is also available on the Prime Minister's Office website in Japanese (Headquarters on Combating Coronavirus Pandemic) https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/singi/novel_coronavirus/taisaku_honbu.html
Information is also available on the Prime Minister and Cabinet website in Japanese (Preventing COVID-19 -Understand the Measures You Can Take-) https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/headline/kansensho/coronavirus.html