To Current International Students
We inform international students of the important notice regarding the new coronavirus infection as follows;
1. For those who have returned home temporarily
(1) Border Control Measures by Japanese govenment
On 28th August 2020, the Government of Japan announced its decision that
all foreign nationals with the status of residence(include whose country
lists on Denial of permission to entry) who have left and will leave Japan
before 31st August 2020 with a valid re-entry permit, are now eligible to
re-enter Japan from 1st September 2020.
As for the foreign nationals with the status of residence currently
residing in Japan and will depart from Japan on and after 1st September,
please refer to the website of Immigration Services Agency of Japan.
【Those who is currently staying or will stay at the country/region where
subject to denial and have left and will leave Japan before 31st August
2020 with valid re-entry permit.】
Under the decision on 22nd July, the foreign nationals with the status of
residence who left Japan before the day when country/region where such
foreign nationals are currently staying was designated as an area subject
to denial of permission to enter Japan, are allowed to re-enter Japan from
5th August 2020.
Additionally, from 1st September 2020, all foreign nationals with the
status of residence who have departed from Japan before 31st August 2020
with a valid re-entry permit, are eligible to re-enter Japan.
Upon the re-entry, they are required to present
(1) the Letter of Confirmation of Submitting Required Documentation for
Re-entry into Japan (hereinafter referred to as “Re-entry Confirmation
Letter”) obtained from the Japanese overseas establishments at the
country/region where applicants reside, and
(2) the certificate of negative test result of pre-entry testing conducted
within 72 hours of the departure time of the flight (hereinafter
referred to as “certificate of negative test result”). Please see here
to be informed of the process and required documents for re-entry.
【Those who will stay at the country/region where subject to denial and will
leave Japan after 1st September 2020 with valid re-entry permit】
Under the decision on 28th August, the foreign nationals with the status
of residence who will leave Japan on and after September 1st 2020 and will
stay at the country/region where is designated as an area subject to
denial of permission to enter Japan, are required to follow the new
immigration measures such as Persons who wish to re-enter Japan through
these measures must pledge to comply with additional epidemic prevention
and control measures before leaving Japan and receive a Receipt for
request of re-entry(hereinafter referred to as a “Receipt”) from the
Immigration Services Agency of Japan.
For more information about the procedure
*Please check the Ministry of Justice website for the countries and
regions subject to denial of landing.
*You must follow the above procedure if you entered the country where is
denial to enter Japan when you transit the airplane within the last 14
days of your arrival in Japan.
If you would not enter the country where the denial to enter Japan when
you transit the airplane, you will be excluded from above measures.
*The situation changes daily, so please make sure to check related
websites to ensure you are aware of the situation.
*If the place you would stay would become a country/region subject to
denial to enter Japan
While you were staying there, please consult to the Japanese
embassy/consulate where you would stay and proceed “Letter of
Please be sure to inform following points to your academic adviser before
leaving your home country.(or as soon as you finalize the arrangement for
Student ID/Name/Nationality/Japan Landing Date (Date)/Japan Landing
Airport／Flight number／Transportation from airport / The place for your
Self-isolation place;14 days after entry (your home address or name of the
・ All persons having visited any of the the regions subject to strengthened
quarantine within 14 days before re-entry (on or after the date added as
an area subject to strengthened quarantine),including persons without
symptoms of illness, will be requested to stay for 14 days at a place
designated by the Quarantine Station Chief (such as hotels)and not to use
public transportation such as trains, buses,or taxies.
(2) Okayama University's measures: For those who have stayed in regions
having an infection risk of level 2 or higher within 14 days before
Those who have stayed in regions having an infection risk of level 2 or
higher within 14 days before re-entry, please call Okayama University
Health Service Center.
* Okayama University Health Service Center
phone: 086-251-7217 (Weekdays 8:30am-5:00pm)
Also, please refrain from coming to the university, refrain from going
outside unless necessary and stay in your room for 14 days after re-entry
Please observe your physical condition and ensure to take your
temperature records everyday (twice a day:morning and evening),
wash and keep your hands clean and wear facemasks regularly to
※Okayama University Health Service Center
(3) Procedures associated with the above measures
・Contact your faculty / graduate school
・Procedure for Residents of Okayama University Dormitories for
※If you are unable to return to your dormitory by the scheduled time
due to entry restrictions or strengthened quarantine after re-entry,
please contact International Student Office
※If you have stayed in countries or regions having an infectious risk
level of 2 or higher within 14 days,please notify the dormitory
・Signs for scholarship
Please carefully check your e-mail from International Students Office,
as we have contacted individually to those recipient.
・Procedure for authorized absence
2. Suspected infection with the new coronavirus
If you have any of the following symptoms, please contact your nearest "COVID-19 Diagnosis Consultation Center " immediately.
・If you have strong symptoms of breathlessness (dyspnea), severe lethargy (fatigue), or high fever.
・If you are prone to severe illness (*) and have relatively mild symptoms of a cold such as fever and cough
(*) Elderly people, people with underlying diseases such as diabetes, heart failure, respiratory diseases (COPD, etc.) and people on dialysis or who is using immunosuppressive or anti-cancer drugs
・If you are the person other than above and if you have relatively mild symptoms such as fever and coughing persist.
(Please be sure to contact to the Consultation Center if your symptoms last longer than 4 days. Symptoms vary from person to person, so please consult them if you think it is a strong symptom. The same applies to those who have to continue taking antipyretics.)
When contacting your nearest “COVID-19 Diagnosis Consultation Center, please make sure to declare your history of staying in a country or area where the risk level is 2 or higher/history of staying Specific warning prefectures in Japan and follow their instructions.
※COVID-19 Diagnosis Consultation Center
3. When infected with the new coronavirus
Please contact your faculty/graduate school and call Okayama University
Health Service Center（086-251-7217).
4. Other Information regarding COVID-19
A DAILY LIFE SUPPORT PORTAL FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS
Information related to New Coronavirus Infection(COVID-19) from
Immigration Services Agency
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare・Q & A on Coronavirus Disease