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Posted: November 11

Kyotango Covid-19 News Update

Logo, sticker application forms and guideline pictograms can be downloaded from our Japanese Site.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis there are many restrictions on travel, especially international, and many business are closed or operating on restricted hours. For those currently in Japan we ask you to continue showing restraint and follow the official advice on travel and gatherings.

Entering Japan

For those traveling to Japan from abroad the government has denied entry to anyone who, in the last 14 days, has visited any of the countries listed in section 1 of the web-page linked below (please follow the link for the full list): https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/

For quick reference the following countries are included on the list: Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Republic of Korea, China, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

Additionally foreign nationals travelling on a Chinese passport issued in Hubei, or Zhejiang provinces in China will be denied entry.

For further details on travel restrictions to Japan, including suspension of re-entry visas, please use the above link.

Stay Informed

Keep up-to-date with the latest covid-19 news in Japan NHK World News. Available in English, Chinese, Thai, and a variety of other languages.

NHK has recently launched a Multilingual Emergency Update site which will contain information on natural disasters and the ongoing pandemic.

JNTO Hotline

The Japan National Tourism Organization operates a 24 hour 365 days a year information and accident and emergency hotline. Including Covid-19 information. It is available in English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.

From Japan 050-3816-2787

From Overseas +81-50-3816-2787

Kyotango’s Covid-19 Condition

There is currently one case of Covid-19 in Kyotango. They have been hospitalized and their contacts have been traced. Further details are available on the Kyotango City Homepage (an automatic translation tool is available on the top right). The Kyoto Prefecture Homepage (Japanese language only) has prefecture wide infection information.

Businesses and Points of Interest Closed due to Covid-19

The following businesses and points of interest are closed for the listed duration. Businesses not listed may also be closed so it is advisable to contact them first to make sure they are open.

Businesses and Points of Interest with Restricted Access due to Covid-19

The following businesses are still operating but with restricted hours and customer numbers. Businesses may change details without prior notification. Businesses not listed may also have reduced hours or capacity.

Business and Points of Interest that have Re-opened with no Operating Hour Restrictions

The following businesses have resumed normal operations after a period of being closed or restricting operating hours. Some business may require you to wear masks to enter the premises or ask that you not handle displays or get too close to staff or other groups.

Covid-19 Etiquette

Please make sure you are wearing a mask when in public, make use of the disinfectant sprays being offered at many buildings’ entrances and keep practicing social distancing by maintaining a 2 meter distance from those not in your household.

Beach Guidelines

The following file contains guidelines for using the beaches of Kyotango. Please make sure you take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.