Preventing COVID-19
while Traveling Safely in Okinawa

Updated: March 2021

Okinawa Prefecture is working on infectious disease spread and preventive measures to protect the safety and security of travelers and citizens of the prefecture.

  • Good ventilation
  • Good ventilation
  • Avoiding crowded spaces
  • Avoiding crowded spaces
  • Temperature checks
  • Temperature checks
  • Mask-wearing
  • Mask-wearing
  • Proper handwashing
  • Proper handwashing
  • Installation of alcohol disinfectant
  • Installation of alcohol disinfectant
  • Practicing social distancing
  • Practicing social distancing

A Safe Stay in Okinawa

Preventative Measures Signs

Okinawa Prefecture issues the Okinawa Prefecture Preventative Measures Adherence Pledge Sticker for facilities to display prominently to show visitors and residents that they are taking measures to ensure their safety.

Infection Prevention Measures Signs

*These stickers will only be issued to establishments that strictly adhere to the industry-classified guidelines found on the Cabinet Secretariat’s COVID-19 Information and Resources home page or the prefecture’s COVID-19 Infection Preventative Control Checklist.

COVID-19 Infection Preventative Control Checklist 

Our Request of Domestic Travelers

We ask that you comply with all preventative measures against infectious diseases as we set our sights on what a positive sight-seeing experience looks like in these times. Your cooperation allows our residents to feel at ease welcoming travelers and ensures that visitors can enjoy their trips to Okinawa safely and with peace of mind.

  • Practice proper handwashing
  • Practice proper handwashing
  • Wear a face mask
  • Wear a face mask
  • Practice social distancing
  • Practice social distancing
  • Avoid crowded spaces
  • Avoid crowded spaces

A journey to Okinawa is brimming with possibility

Free medical consultation line

There is a free medical consultation service for international tourists that can be used in case of sudden illness or injury. Resident nurses will ask you about your symptoms and offer advice and information on clinics with foreign language-speaking staff on hand.

Reception hours: Every day, around the clock Available languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai

Useful Websites

JNTO Multilingual Visitor Hotline

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Q&A on Coronavirus Disease 2019(Information for the Public)

Okinawa COVID-19 Information Website

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advisory information

Beware of heatstroke!