In accordance with the Act on the Prevention of Infectious Diseases, COVID-19 has been downgraded to a Class V infectious disease. Other diseases in this category include the seasonal influenza.
Below are the COVID-19 policy changes that will come with the downgrade;
If you experience a fever or other symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19:
-Please consult your primary care physician or clinic via phone.
-If you do not have a primary care physician or clinic, please refer to the list（external link）
created by the Prefecture and consult any of the designated clinic via phone.
※10-30% of the test fee, examination fee, and hospitalization fees are to be borne by the patient
※Treatment (prescribed medication etc.) costs for COVID-19 are not to be borne by the patient. (funding will be provided).
In the event you are diagnosed with COVID-19
-It is up to the individual to decide how long to refrain from going out.
※However, please refrain from visiting and or contacting persons 65 years or older and those at a higher risk of infection for 10 days.
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In the event a member of your household is diagnosed with COVID-19 or considered a close contact
-Regardless whether or not symptoms are present, it is up to the individual to decide how long they will refrain from going out
You will not be contacted or designated a “close contact” by the Health Center, There is no need to take any additional action.
In the event you are entering to Japan (applies to everyone entering Japan)
-You do not need to present any vaccination certificates or PCR test results prior to departure when entering Japan.