(May 10, 2021) iCLA Information on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Degree-Seeking Students

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Travel Restrictions to Japan

Border Enforcement Measures / Quarantine Measures Information on the Novel Coronavirus Diseases (COVID-19) – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: https://www.mofa.go.jp/p_pd/pds/page22e_000910.html

♦ All nationals arriving from all regions are called upon to stay 14 days at a location designated by the quarantine station chief and are NOT allowed to enter the university including dormitory room before completing the quarantine period.

*Please make sure to keep an eye out for the information sent from the iCLA Administrative Office. When asked to respond, please do so promptly.


Prevention against the Spread of COVID-19

(Updated on May 10, 2021)

The government of Yamanashi prefecture has extended its request for everyone’s continuing cooperation with prevention measures against the spread of the coronavirus during the period from February 13th to July 31st 2021. The period and details of the current request for cooperation may change depending on the forthcoming situation.

Reference (English): https://www.pref.yamanashi.jp.e.aao.hp.transer.com/koucho/coronavirus/info_coronavirus_emergencymeasures12.html

In line with Yamanashi prefecture’s requests, the iCLA Administrative Office would like to urge everyone to observe the following measures to minimize the risk of spread of infection and ensure the health and safety of everyone in the community.

  • When carrying out tasks in your daily life, please thoroughly observe basic infection control measures such as maintaining physical distance, wearing masks, and washing your hands, as well as conduct sufficient ventilation.

  • Please refrain from going out into crowds, going to places with the Three Cs (closed spaces, crowded places, close-contact settings) as well as using facilities that do not implement basic infection prevention measures.

  • Please refrain from travelling to and from prefectures that are subject to State of Emergency measures during the below measure period unless there are unavoidable circumstances such as commuting to work, school, or hospital.

    (Period in which measures are active)
    Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo: From April 25th to May 31st, 2021
    Aichi , Fukuoka: From May 12th to May 31st, 2021

    In addition, even if you move due to unavoidable circumstances, we request that you refrain from activities with a high risk of infection, such as having meals with a large number of people or participating in a place where an unspecified number of people gather.

  • We request that you make a careful judgment when moving to a prefecture that includes an area subject to priority measures such as spread prevention.

    (Period in which measures are active)
    Miyagi:
    From April 5th to May 11th, 2021

    Okinawa: From April 12th to May 31st, 2021
    Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa: From April 20th to May 31st, 2021
    Ehime Prefecture: From April 25th to May 31st, 2021
    Hokkaido, Gifu, and Mie Prefectures: From May 9th to May 31st, 2021

    In addition, even when moving to the area, we request that you refrain from activities with a high risk of infection, such as having meals with a large number of people and participating in a place where an unspecified number of people gather.
    In particular, for neighboring Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa prefectures, we request that you make more careful decisions about your movements and give more consideration to refraining from behaviors that have a high risk of infection if you are forced to travel to work or school.

  • For smartphone users, we request everyone to use the contact confirmation application (COCOA) that shows the possibility of contact with an infected person.
    Download the COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA) smartphone app:
    Apple – App Store
    Android – Google Play

 

General information about the coronavirus in Yamanashi is available in multiple foreign languages through the links below:

We ask for your ongoing understanding and cooperation to minimize the risk of spread of infection and ensure the health and safety of everyone in the community.


Medical Services 

It is to be noted that, in many of the medical institutions in Japan, especially those around the university campus, it is highly unlikely that medical services will be available in a foreign language. There are no hospitals where medical services can be provided in English nor Chinese and university staff will not be able to provide medical interpretation. We would appreciate your kind understanding on this matter.

  1. If a student is not feeling well prior to departure to Japan: 

Please check the student’s respective Government’s policy as well as the respective Japanese Embassy/Japanese Consulate’s official home page (if no relevant information is available on home page, contact directly) and follow travel procedures accordingly. Contact iCLA immediately to inform of the student’s health situation and updated travel plans.

  1. If a student is not feeling well after departure from respective country and arrival in Japan:

Inform the Immigration Services Agency at the port of entry into Japan (e.g. Narita AirportHaneda Airport) and follow instructions directly provided. Contact iCLA immediately to inform of student’s health situation and instructions received from the immigration authorities.

  1. If a student is not feeling well after entering Japan and en route to iCLA:

Immediately inform iCLA so advice can be provided on necessary actions to take.

Telephone: 055-224-1350

Email: icla.contact@ygu.ac.jp


Contact:

iCLA Administrative Office

icla.contact@ygu.ac.jp

TEL: 055-224-1350


Visit the following links for the latest information:

World Health Organisation (WHO)

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

https://www.mofa.go.jp/index.html

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/

Yamanashi Prefectural Office

https://www.pref.yamanashi.jp/koucho/info_coronavirus_english.html