【Updated 27 Feb. 2021】
【27 Feb. 2021】State of Emergency to end 28 February
The State of Emergency, which had been extended until 7 March, is to end on 28 February for Aichi Prefecture.
Although shortened due to the decrease in the number of new infections, the COVID-19 situation is ongoing, and residents are reminded to continue to take preventive measures and avoid situations that could increase the risk of infection.
Please continue to take steps to protect yourself from infection, and prevent yourself from infecting others.
【3 Feb. 2021】State of Emergency Declaration extended until 7 March
The Japanese Government has extended the State of Emergency until 7 March. Please continue to avoid going out for non-essential, non-urgent matters.
【14 Jan. 2021】A State of Emergency has been declared for Aichi Prefecture
(until Sun. 7 Feb.)
The State of Emergency has been declared as part of measures to stop the increase in COVID-19 infections.
Please take steps to prevent becoming infected yourself, and to prevent yourself from infecting others.
Residents are requested to observe the following.
●Please refrain from leaving the house if you have no urgent need to do so. Please do not go out after 8:00pm.
- You can still go out to buy groceries, medicine or other necessities.
- You can still travel to and from work or school.
●If infected, elderly people, people with pre-existing medical conditions, and pregnant women have a higher risk of their condition becoming serious. Please do what you can to prevent becoming infected yourself, and to prevent others from becoming infected by maintaining distance between yourself and others, wearing a mask, etc.
●Please do not gather with people who are not members of your household for parties, meals, etc.
●Please do not eat or drink at a restaurant, cafe, etc. with people who are not members of your household (at any time).
●Restaurants, cafes, bars, etc. will close at 8:00pm.
- Schools will not be closed. (If you are unwell, please do not go to school.)
- Trains and buses can still be used. (Please refrain from speaking loudly on public transport.)
- Hospitals will be open.
- Money can still be withdrawn at bank ATMs.
- You can go for walks in areas with few people, or exercise in parks and other places with few people.
●Install the COVID-19 Contact-Confirming Application (COCOA)
●Avoid the "three Cs"
- Avoid CLOSED SPACES with poor ventilation
- Avoid CROWDED PLACES with many people nearby
- Avoid CLOSE-CONTACT SETTINGS such as close-range conversations
●If you think you may have contracted COVID-19 - How to arrange a medical consultation and examination if you have symptoms such as fever / What happens when a patient is diagnosed with COVID-19?
A request from Nagoya International Center
To help NIC users stay safe and avoid going out and coming into contact with others, NIC asks that users with inquiries please contact us via phone or e-mail.
- Support fund and allowance for forced leave taken due to the COVID-19 outbreak (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
If you are not being paid wages or leave allowance, you may be eligible to receive 80% of your wage prior to taking leave.
- Labor Consultation in Aichi (Aichi Koyo Rodo Marugoto Sodankai) - A wide variety of consultations provided for workers and company owners who are worried about employment and labor related issues, due to the economic impact of COVID-19
- Emergency Financial Loans - For households facing hardships due to work closures and unemployment caused by COVID-19
- Water Bill Deferment Consultations
City of Nagoya
- Notice Concerning Novel Coronavirus Vaccinations [Added 27 February]
- Protecting Against the Novel Coronavirus
- Consultation centers established by the City of Nagoya
- When someone in your family is thought to be infected with novel coronavirus - Guidelines for taking care of a patient, and for minimizing further infection (Japanese available on City of Nagoya website here)
- Please be careful not to be infected with the novel coronavirus disease! 【Added 11 November】
- For Foreigners
- Aichi Multicultural Net
- If it is almost time to renew your driver's license (i.e. your renewal date falls before 31 July, 2020) / If your license is expired
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
- Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Telephone Consultations [Added 2 December]
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has established a call center for consultations related to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Phone: 0120-565653 (toll free)
Languages supported: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Service hours: (also operates Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)
- Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish: 9:00 - 21:00
- Thai: 9:00 - 18:00
- Vietnamese: 10:00 - 19:00
- Information about the Housing Security Benefit - for those who are finding it difficult to pay the rent for their current housing due to income decrease resulting from business shutdown, etc.
- For Foreigners Working in Companies - a reminder of employers' obligations to workers
- About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Minister's press conferences, numbers of hospitalized and discharged cases, and other updates
Immigration Services Agency
- Handling of foreign nationals who have difficulty returning to their home country or other country [Added 2 December]
- Guide to Support for Continuous Employment for Foreigners Who Have Been Dismissed, etc. - In order that foreign workers such as technical interns who have been dismissed, etc. and are having difficulties with continuing their training due to the spread of COVID-19 can be re-employed or continue employment, as a special measure for the time being, permission is being given for the "Designated Activities (Employment Permitted)" status of residence for a maximum of one year. [Added 11 June]
- Information related to New Coronavirus Infection(COVID-19) from Immigration Services Agency
- Notice on Denial of Landing
- Handling of Application for Residence
World Health Organization
- NHK World - News from the public broadcaster's international service on the coronavirus outbreak
- Japan National Tourism Organization - Information for travelers