May 2009

Influenza A (H1N1): the Current Situation in Japan

  1. Confirmed cases in Japan

  2.  Number of Confirmed Influenza A Cases in Japan (regularly updated) :

  3. Please visit the IDSC (Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan) website (Japanese / English)

More information may be obtained from :
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
Call Centre: +81-3-3501-9031(9am~9pm, Japanese language only)
http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/topics/influenza_a/index.html

 

2. Quarantine Procedure upon Entry into Japan (revised 22 May)

  1. Passengers arriving from the United States of America (mainland only), Canada and Mexico will undergo an on-board quarantine check upon arrival ONLY when a passenger with influenza-like symptoms has been reported in flight.

  2. Close contacts (passengers seated nearby) of a confirmed patient will be monitored at a designated healthcare facility.  No detainment measures will be taken.

(1) Flights from affected countries and regions

  1. If a passenger with influenza-like symptoms has been reported in flight,

(1) an on-board quarantine check will be conducted in order to detect other passengers with influenza-like symptoms and to identify their close contacts (as above).  All other passengers will disembark and proceed to a quarantine station to undergo a thermography test as well as to fill in a questionnaire.
(2) close contacts (as above) will remain seated until checked by a quarantine officer with a questionnaire.  Close contacts (as above) will be monitored after entry.
(3) Passengers with influenza-like symptoms will be isolated at a designated medical facility if tested positive.

  1. If no passengers with influenza-like symptoms are reported in flight,

(1) quarantine officers will board the aircraft and request all the passengers to complete a questionnaire.
(2) if no influenza-like symptoms are reported, the passengers will disembark and proceed to a quarantine station to undergo a thermography test and hand in the completed questionnaire.

 

(2) Flights from unaffected countries and regions
Passengers will disembark, proceed to a quarantine station to undergo a thermography test and hand in the completed questionnaire.

  1. Health Monitoring: a local healthcare facility near your hotel or residence will monitor your health for a designated period after your entry into Japan.


Confirmed cases in Japan

 Number of Confirmed Influenza A Cases in Japan (regularly updated) :

1.Please visit the IDSC (Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan) website (Japanese / English)


More information may be obtained from :
 Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
 Call Centre: +81-3-3501-9031(9am~9pm, Japanese language only)
http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/topics/influenza_a/index.html

 

2. Quarantine Procedure upon Entry into Japan (revised 22 May)

1.Passengers arriving from the United States of America (mainland only), Canada and Mexico will undergo an on-board quarantine check upon arrival ONLY when a passenger with influenza-like symptoms has been reported in flight.


2.Close contacts (passengers seated nearby) of a confirmed patient will be monitored at a designated healthcare facility.  No detainment measures will be taken.


(1) Flights from affected countries and regions

1.If a passenger with influenza-like symptoms has been reported in flight,


(1) an on-board quarantine check will be conducted in order to detect other passengers with influenza-like symptoms and to identify their close contacts (as above).  All other passengers will disembark and proceed to a quarantine station to undergo a thermography test as well as to fill in a questionnaire.
 (2) close contacts (as above) will remain seated until checked by a quarantine officer with a questionnaire.  Close contacts (as above) will be monitored after entry.
 (3) Passengers with influenza-like symptoms will be isolated at a designated medical facility if tested positive.

1.If no passengers with influenza-like symptoms are reported in flight,

(1) quarantine officers will board the aircraft and request all the passengers to complete a questionnaire.
(2) if no influenza-like symptoms are reported, the passengers will disembark and proceed to a quarantine station to undergo a thermography test and hand in the completed questionnaire.


(2) Flights from unaffected countries and regions
 Passengers will disembark, proceed to a quarantine station to undergo a thermography test and hand in the completed questionnaire.

1.Health Monitoring: a local healthcare facility near your hotel or residence will monitor your health for a designated period after your entry into Japan.