Latest updates on COVID-19

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For Japanese - Latest Updates in Maldives

 

The Government of Maldives announced that

Maldives will re-open for international tourists on 15July 2020

 

As a precautionary measure against the outbreak of COVID-19 Maldives Immigration has temporarily suspended on-arrival visa for all passengers arriving to Maldives by air and sea, effective from 27th March 2020, 00:00 hrs.

However, from the Maldives Government has announced that from 15 July 2020 Maldives with re-open to international tourists. All tourists travelling to Maldives will be provided a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival. Tourists will however be required to fulfil safety criteria when travelling to Maldives. A confirmed booking in a tourist establishment registered with the Ministry of Tourism, prior to travelling is mandatory. Please visit following websites for more information:

Maldives Tourism

Updates on VisitMaldives website:

https://visitmaldives.com/en

Guidelines for re-opening the tourism sector: https://www.tourism.gov.mv/16889/guideline-for-restarting-tourism-in-maldives/

Statements by the Ministry of Tourism​: https://www.tourism.gov.mv/16906/statement-on-restarting-maldives-tourism/  https://visitmaldives.s3.amazonaws.com/4EonpXYM/vl9qesq1.pdf

Maldives Travel Information: ​https://bit.ly/3dpEe2w  

Health Protection Agency (HPA) link for Covid-19 latest updates: ​https://bit.ly/2VrMM2P   

Guidelines video: ​https://bit.ly/2VbrOVu  

See you soon video: ​https://bit.ly/2VbrOVu  

Maldives Civil Aviation Authority

Important notices for those planning to travel to Maldives.

The latest air transport circulars providing rules for passengers, airlines and aircraft operators operating to Maldives.

https://www.caa.gov.mv/rules-and-regulations/air-transport-circulars

 

Ministry of Health of Maldives

Provides latest information on health measures in place in Maldives.

https://covid19.health.gov.mv/

  

Embassy of Japan in Male’

Information and contact of Japanese Embassy in Male’

https://www.mv.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html

 

For Maldivians - Latest Updates in Japan

 

The Embassy requests all Maldivians in Japan and South Korea to register at the Embassy

https://maldivesembassy.jp/index.php/en/consular-services/for-maldivians/eregister

 

Consular Section, Embassy of Japan in Maldives

Provides information on visa and travel for Maldivians traveling to Japan

https://www.mv.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/00_000042.html

 

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan

 

Preventive Measures

 

Japanese Government advices to follow basic hygiene practices. It is important to wash your hands frequently and to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or with the crook of your arm if a tissue is unavailable, when coughing or sneezing to prevent infection, just as you do for the common cold or the flu. We strongly recommend everyday preventive actions to help keep the virus from spreading.

 

More info: https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/newpage_00032.html

 

Guidelines for Consultation from Japanese Government

 

If you have any symptoms, please call the consultation center for potential exposure to COVID-19 assigned for your district. Please also let the consultation center know if you are a senior citizen or have an underlying disease, and you have had symptoms for about two days.

 

If the consultation center suspects that you have been infected with the virus, the center will refer you to a medical institution with services for people with potential exposure to COVID-19. Please visit the medical institution, wearing a facemask, and refrain from using public transportation.

More info: https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/newpage_00032.html

 

What if you do not speak Japanese?

 

In general, check the website of the prefecture or municipality that you are in. If there is no information available contact JNTO

 

Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO)

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 English.

From Japan: 050-3816-2787

From Overseas: +81-50-3816-2787

Chatbot (in case of emergencies only):https://webchat.bebot.io/JapanNationalTourismOrganization

(available 24 hours every day, including holidays). 

 

Local Government in English

 

Tokyo metropolitan area

Contact Himawari at 03-5285-8181 (available 9 am to 8pm every day, including holidays)

Tokyo Metropolitan Government:

https://www.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/english/topics/2020/0128_00.html

 

Osaka

Contact The Osaka International House Foundation at 05-6773-6533 (available 9am to 7pm) weekdays and 9am to 5:30pm on weekends and holidays)

 

Nagoya

Contact the Aichi Multilingual Call Center via: https://aichi.livecall.jp/en/ipCC/ (available 24 hours every day, including holidays)

 

Hokkaido Government:

http://www.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/ss/tsk/promo/coronavirus.htm

 

Okinawa Government: 

https://www.pref.okinawa.jp/site/hoken/chiikihoken/kekkaku/documents/kansenshitakamo_0214_e.pdf

 

Council of Local Authorities for International Relations: 

http://www.clair.or.jp/tabunka/portal/info/contents/114517.php 

(Provides general guidelines in English and other languages)

 

More details: https://www.japan.travel/en/news/coronavirus/

 

2020年07月16日(木)