Covid-19: safety measures

Local news, 26.05.2020

All prefectures have implemented measures to address the Covid-19 situation. While there is currently no more State of Emergency, it is important to follow the specific recommendations put forward by local authorities. 

Specific measures are implemented by each prefectural government in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. While the State of Emergency has been lifted on May 25 by the Cabinet of the Prime Minister, specific cautions are still recommended and enacted in each prefecture. Please inform yourself about the specific measures and make sure to follow the instructions of the local authorities.

These measures may include: hand-washing and wearing a mask; respecting social distancing (2 meters) at all time; tele-working when applicable and rotating commuting shifts; avoiding public transportation at peak hours and avoiding to talk while on board; avoiding closed spaces, crowded places and close-contact settings; avoiding large-scale events.

A nationwide state of emergency was declared on April 7, and prolonged on May 4. As of May 26, it has been lifted in all prefectures.

The Embassy is operational and functions in full accordance with the guidelines of the Japanese authorities.

Example of practicing “New Lifestyle (PDF, 545.2 kB, English)” published by the Japanese Goverment .