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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.

    Areas for 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
    confirmation”

  ~IMPORTANT!!~
  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
  re-entry)
   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
   hotel etc.)


・ 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.

    As for the regions subject to strengthened quarantine,
    please refer here.


 (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
    re-entry

   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
   to Japan.

   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
   prevent infection.

   ※Regions having an infection risk of level 2 or higher

     ※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
    International Students

     ※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
      (housing〇cc.okayama-u.ac.jp).
 
     ※If you have stayed in countries or regions having an infectious risk
      level of 2 or higher within 14 days,please notify the dormitory
      manager.

   ・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
    2019 (COVID-19)