COVID-19 Updates and Resources


This page contains a variety of information and resources related to the COVID-19 outbreak. You can also find a list of helplines and support programs catered to non-Japanese speaking residents here.

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What you should do if you think you have COVID-19

To access the links, please use this PDF file: If you suspect you have COVID-19(PDFファイル:154.8KB)

Important things to note(PDFファイル:37.6KB)

Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

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Multilingual information and list of resources available

If you think you have COVID or you are a close contact person...

The following website managed by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has a list of local COVID call centres across the country that can provide consultation services in various languages.

NHK WORLD-JAPAN Multilingual Resources

Cabinet Secretariat COVID-19 Information and Resources website

Help prevent COVID-19

  • DO NOT go to events or eat out if you are ill.
  • Refrain from going to events and eating in groups where there is crowding and where infection prevention measures are not stringently adhered to. In particular, stay away from events like parties where people talk loudly in close proximity and there is an unspecified large number of participants.
  • When attending events or eating meals, ensure you maintain distance with others, disinfect your hands, wear a mask, and avoid talkng loudly.
  • Refrain from going to drinking events that last into late night or drinking in large quantities at restaurants and on the streets.
  • When necessary, stay home with family and consider new ways to have fun such as by joining events online.


  • Evitar en lo posible acudir a lugares donde se puedan dar las tres C (espacios cerrados, sitios concurridos, y contacto cercano), y asistir a eventos o reuniones sociales que no cumplan en su totalidad con las medidas básicas para la prevención de contagios. Especialmente, a eventos o fiestas que genere aglomeración de un número indeterminado de personas y hablar en voz alta.
  • Respecto a la asistencia a eventos o reuniones sociales, extremar las medidas preventivas para evitar el contagio como mantener una distancia prudente con las demás personas, desinfectarse las manos, colocarse mascarillas, abstenerse de conversar en voz alta, etc.
  • Abstenerse de participar en eventos que involucre tomar bebidas alcoholicas en grandes cantidades o hasta altas horas de la noche en la calle, bares y restaurantes, considerando las características de dichos eventos.
  • Según la necesidad, considerar nuevas formas de diversión como pasar tiempo con la familia en casa, participar en eventos en línea, entre otros.


  • 儘量避免去“3密”場所(密切空間、密集場所、密切接觸場面), 參加沒有貫徹實施基本防疫整備的活動和聚餐。尤其是對于不確定參加人數的聚衆, 伴隨大聲談話的活動、派對等務必克制參加。
  • 在參加活動和聚餐時,貫徹與人保持適當距離,手部消毒,口罩佩戴,避免大聲談話等適當的防控舉措。
  • 對於在街頭及餐廳的大量飲酒或深夜飲酒,以及需要攝酒的活動,務必瞭解該活動的本質要義,並儘量避免參加。
  • 因時制宜,探討包含居家陪伴家人,參加網路活動等全新的娛樂消遣方式。

Support for those affected by COVID-19

The Immigration Services Agency of Japan offers a multilingual consultation service for those who are affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare now offers services in English, Mandarin, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese on its coronavirus helpline.