*Updated 5/29* Coronavirus in Shimane Prefecture: Latest Information and Advice
There currently is an outbreak of a novel coronavirus all over the world, centering around Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.
We are trying to collect needed information and tourist facilities and accommodations in Shimane have already taken measures to prevent infections.
The Government of Japan has declared a state of emergency (until May 6, 2020) applying to all 47 prefectures, including Shimane prefecture.
*(edited 5/22)*Currently the State of Emergency has been lifting in most prefectures, not all, but residents and foreign nationals living in Japan are recommended to still follow safe practices in order to maintain the safety of themselves and everyone around them. Please check the Shimane Prefectural Homepage link below for more information on safety practices for Shimane Prefecture residents.
*(edited 5/29)* State of emergency throughout all prefectures of Japan has been lifted. In Shimane, travel to outside of the prefecture will be opened in phases, considering the situation of other areas.
Until 5/31, please refrain from all non essential travel to outside of the prefecture.
From 6/1, travel within the Chugoku region (Okayama, Hiroshima, Tottori, Shimane, Yamaguchi) will be open.
From 6/15, depending on the status at the time, travel to other areas within Japan will be considered.
We kindly ask tourists for their cooperation.
Take care and stay safe!
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