COVID-19 Information and Guidelines

Last updated: July 19 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a quickly changing situation. While we try to provide the most up-to-date information, we cannot guarantee that the information on this page is still accurate. Where applicable we will provide links to official government and health authority websites where you can find the most up-to-date information. You are also welcome to contact us directly about any concerns you may have regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Daily Life in Fukuoka City

As of July 19, nearly all businesses and public facilities in Fukuoka have reopened, though with many common restrictions:

  • Shortened business hours
  • Encouraging contactless pick-up/delivery, online customer service, remote assistance, etc. whenever possible
  • Screening and sanitation stations at entrances to malls, department stores, etc.
  • Reduced seating capacity to encourage social distancing
  • Mandatory masks when riding public transit

There are no ongoing shortages of essential household goods or sanitation supplies, though such items are commonly subject to purchase restrictions.

Precautions taken at WAHAHA

Campus Entry:

  • Temperature checks via contactless thermometer for those entering the school campus
  • Mandatory hand sanitation
  • Those who show flu- or cold-like symptoms will be required to switch to online lessons


  • Doors and windows can be temporarily closed to block external noises, but otherwise will be kept opened whenever possible
  • The largest classrooms will be used to ensure social distancing


  • Doorknobs, tables, appliances, and other common facilities will be disinfected both regularly and when requested


  • Both students and staff are required to wear masks when on-campus
  • Teachers and students are required to bring their own masks, however WAHAHA will keep spare masks available in the event of supply shortages

Entry to Japan

As of July 19, 2020, citizens of and those who have stayed in the following countries up to 14 days prior to landing will be barred entry to Japan:

Asia: Bangladesh, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam

Oceania: Australia, New Zealand

North America: Canada, United States of America

Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentine, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Uruguay

Europe: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican

Middle East: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

Africa: Algeria, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central Africa, Cote d’lvoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, South Africa

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