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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Alert (May 27)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Alert (May 27)

At Fukuoka Airport, we are working closely with the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, other government agencies and operators at the airport.
When coming to the airport, please read through the following. We ask for your kind understanding and cooperation.

【Preventing the Spread of Infection in the Airport】

• Airport staff are being encouraged to wear face masks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
• We perform more frequent cleaning including disinfection of door knobs, handrails (including moving walkways and escalators), toilets and nursing rooms at terminal buildings.
• We ask you to be conscientious about washing your hands and practicing proper cough etiquette in order to prevent the spread of infection.
• We encourage you to use alcohol-based hand sanitizers placed in various locations at the passenger terminal buildings.
• Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to shorten operating hours at some of the shops and restaurants starting March 13, 2020. Hours vary by shop and restaurant. We have also decided to shorten the opening hours of International Terminal as follows:
  [Before] 5:00-21:00 ⇒ [Now]9:00-21:00
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

【Request from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism】

• To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that you refrain strictly from visiting the airport and undertaking non-essential travel across prefectural borders, including returning to your place of residence, except in the case of an emergency.
• This applies particularly to those with high temperatures or other symptoms, who are asked to refrain strictly from air travel.

【Notice from Immigration Services Agency of Japan】

Following the spread of COVID-19 infection, the coverage of current entry ban will be expanded as follows starting May 27, 2020, at 0:00 a.m. (JST):

(1) Foreign nationals who hold a Chinese passport issued by Hubei/Zhejiang Provinces
(2) Foreign nationals who have been in any of the regions listed in Table within 14 days of their arrival in Japan


Country &  Region

Iceland, Ireland, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Albania, Armenia, Antigua / Barbuda, Andorra, Israel, Italy, Iran, India, Indonesia, Ukraine, Uruguay,United Kingdom, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, El Salvador, Australia, Austria, Oman, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Canada, Ghana, Cape Verde, Gabon, South Korea, North Macedonia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cyprus, Greece, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Croatia, Kosovo, Columbia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Saudi Arabia, Sao Tome and Principe, San Marino, Djibouti, Singapore, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Equatorial Guinea, Serbia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Tajikistan, Thailand, Taiwan, Czech Republic, China, Chile, Denmark, Germany, Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominican Republic, Turkey, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Vatican, Panama, Bahamas, Hungary, Bahrain, Barbados, Bangladesh, Philippines, Finland, Brazil, France, Bulgaria, Brunei, USA, Vietnam, Belarus, Belgium, Peru, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Bolivia, Portugal, Honduras, Malta, Malaysia, South Africa, Mexico, Monaco, Maldives, Moldova, Morocco, Montenegro, Mauritius, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Romania, Russia

【Travelers or Returnees Entering Japan】

• Please notify Quarantine Officer if you have been in any of the countries listed in Table below in the last 14 days.
• If you have cough, fever or other symptoms, or if you are taking cough medicine or an antipyretic (fever reducing medicine), report to Quarantine officers when entering the country.
• If you have develop aforementioned symptoms after entering Japan and if you have been in or traveled through any of the countries listed in Table, please contact "consultation center for the returnees and people who were in contact with infected individuals" by phone and inform the center that you have been in a country or countries listed in the table below. Please wear a face mask when you visit a clinic that the center refers you to (Please also see a health declaration card passed to you on board your aircraft).

• Those who are entering or returning to Japan from any of the countries listed in Table below will be asked to stay at facilities designated by the quarantine director for 14 days first, and to avoid using any public transportation during that time.

【For Those Departing from Japan】

• Many countries have put in place entry or movement restrictions after entry for Japanese passport holders and those who have been in Japan. If you intend to go to the countries with the said restrictions, please make sure you are aware of the most recent information by visiting websites of local authorities and/or making inquiries to Embassies in Tokyo.
Details of the countries with entry or movement restrictions are available at the following
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan:


【Other Notice】

Currently, airlines operating flights on routes between the People's Republic of China or the Republic of Korea and Japan are requested to limit their arriving destinations in Japan to Narita International Airport and Kansai International Airport (applicable only to passenger aircrafts).
(This will be in effect from the midnight of March 9 through the end of March, 2020)

Further information is available at the following websites.

"Concerning Novel Coronavirus" (in Japanese)
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website:


"Measures against Novel Coronavirus"
Cabinet Secretariat website:


"Novel Coronavirus Response Headquarters"
Prime Minister's Office website:


"Preventing COVID-19 -Understand the Measures You Can Take-" (in Japanese)
Prime Minister and Cabinet website:


Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) operates a visitor hotline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure safety and security of foreign visitors in time of emergency.
The novel coronavirus related inquiries may also be made.