To Current International Students

Please take care of your health based on correct information and act responsibly considering the risk of infection.

Basic Preventive Measures

  1. Wash your hands well regularly and disinfect them.
  2. Wear a face mask.
  3. Ventilate the rooms you use.
  4. Dine with fewer people for shorter times. Do not share food. Wear a mask when not eating.
  5. Avoid areas with the “Three Cs”:
    a. Closed spaces with poor ventilation;
    b. Crowded places with many people nearby; and,
    c. Close-contact settings such as close-range conversations.
  6. Monitor your condition daily, and rest at home if you feel unwell.

Five Situations

According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, there are five situation which present heightened risk of infection:

  • Parties where alcoholic beverages are consumed
  • Dining with large numbers of people or for long times
  • Conversing while not wearing face masks
  • Communal living in narrow spaces
  • Frequent changes in location

Suspected Infection

If you think you may have been infected

Should you have symptoms such as a fever or cough, do not go out. Consult by telephone with your regular doctor or a diagnostic consultation center.
Alternatively, look for fever clinics on the prefecture’s website(Japanese only) and be sure to call in advance before visiting the clinic. 

Okayama City Novel Coronavirus  Consultation Center
(Weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Tel: 086-803-1360
Okayama Prefecture General Consultation Center
(24 hours a day)
Tel: 086-226-7877
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Telephone Consultation Service
(9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Available in English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese
Tel: 0120-565-653
Japan Visitor Hotline
(24 hours a day)
Available in English, Chinese and Korean
Tel: 050-3816-2787

Residents of international dormitories should report their symptoms to the dormitory managers immediately and follow their instructions. 

If you begin to feel unwell on campus

Consult with the Health Service Center.

Tsushima Campus

Tel: 086-251-7217
E-mail: hokekan1●
*Please change ● to @.

Shikata Campus Tel: 086-235-7487
E-mail: hokekan2●
*Please change ● to @.

If you have been infected

Promptly report your diagnosis to your supervisor and faculty or graduate school.
If you are absent from class, please check this page for information on authorized absences.
For residents of international dormitories, please be sure to report the results of the inspection to the dormitory managers.

If you have been examined at a medical institution, etc.

Please stay at home until you receive the test results. You will be contacted by the medical institution that conducted the test. 
If confirmed to be infected with covid, those with a mild illness or asymptomatic symptoms will, in principle, need to take care of themselves at home.
*In principle, there will be no contact from the public health center. Please begin home treatment upon notification of a positive result from a medical institution, etc.
*People 65 years of age or older, people who are at risk of serious illness and require medical treatment, and pregnant person will continue to be contacted by the public health center by phone.

References and Related Links (External Websites)


Please take the following into consideration when deciding whether to return to your home country or travel abroad. Information on covid is changing on a daily basis.

  • Depending on the prevalence of the mutant strain in the future, there is a possibility that the border measures will be suddenly changed and that measures will be taken to prevent re-entry into Japan.
  • As for MEXT students who is planning temporally going back home country, you might have a chance for entry ban at the time of returning to Japan or infected with coronavirus while you were traveling. Those who cannot return to Japan due to the measures such as Japan’s refusal of entry and cannot sign MEXT sheet by the deadline of each month will not be able to receive scholarship for that month. (No sign No money policy)
    The reason for not receiving the scholarship is that the scholarship itself is to be used for living expenses in Japan. No special measures will be taken for this.
    If you are unable to sign your name due to the quarantine measures for the designated period immediately after re-entry, please contact the Student Exchange Division (dde7046● *Replace “●” with “@”).
  • The latest information from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding covid is updated as needed. Please be sure to check the latest information by yourself.

   Current Japanese Border Measures (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
   Border measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)