Information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Iwate Prefecture

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We have gathered information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as Iwate’s current status below in English. However, for the most up-to-date information, please refer to the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare’s website, linked below.

Messages from the Governor of Iwate about COVID-19

A Request from Iwate Prefecture

Regarding Travel During Obon and Summer (As of August 6, 2020)

Regarding Travel and Outings (As of June 19, 2020)

  • As of June 19, 2020, general travel restrictions between all prefectures have been lifted.
  • We kindly ask residents to continue wearing masks and practice social distancing when travelling.
  • Please make sure to wash hands with soap, also disinfect with alcohol, and gargle once you return home from any outings.
  • During the summer heat, take off your mask when it is safe to do so to avoid heat stroke.

Gradual Easing of Travel Restrictions Between Prefectures for Iwate Prefecture

Transition Period: Step 2 (June 19 ~ July 9, 2020)

General travel between prefectures Tourism-related activities (Travel between prefectures)
Permitted

Travel with caution

Various forms of tourism promotion, including travelling between prefectures, will be gradually permitted. Please continue to practice social distancing.

(Note) Approx. 3 weeks from Step 1

Transition Period: Step 3 (July 10 ~ July 31, 2020)

General travel between prefectures Tourism-related activities (Travel between prefectures)
Permitted

Travel with caution

Various forms of tourism promotion, including travelling between prefectures, will be gradually permitted. Please continue to practice social distancing.

(Note) Approx. 3 weeks from Step 2

After Transition Period (Beyond August 1, 2020)

General travel between prefectures Tourism-related activities (Travel between prefectures)
Permitted Permitted

Aim to lift all restrictions on August 1st, depending on the situation
(Note) Approx. 3 weeks from Step 3

Current state of COVID-19 in Iwate

Confirmed positive cases in Iwate: 6
(As of August 7, 2020, 8am)

Tests for COVID-19 administered in Iwate: 1,833 (Results: 6 confirmed positive)
(As of August 7, 2020)

Information

Joint Message from Tohoku Region and Niigata Prefecture

English Links

English Language Hotline

Iwate Support Center for Foreign Residents

For questions or concerns about daily life, visa issues, and others, please contact the Iwate Support Center for Foreign Residents located in Aiina 5th Floor. They are also currently taking inquiries about the novel coronavirus situation in Iwate.

Operation hours: 9am to 8pm
(daily, except end-of-the year holidays and other specified days)

For Japanese, English, or Chinese: 9am to 8pm (daily)
For Spanish: 9am to 4pm (Saturdays)
Please contact us for consultations in other languages.

019-654-8900

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Japan Visitor Hotline

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) runs a multilingual call center for foreigners to use in emergency situations. You can call any time 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are taking questions related to the novel coronavirus – call here first if you think you have symptoms and can’t speak Japanese.

050-3816-2787
 (English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese)

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(020-8570) 10-1 Uchimaru, Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, JAPAN
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