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COVID-19 Correspondence Information of the Izu 9 Islands(April 25th, 2021 update)

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*Information of Miyakejima and Hachijojima was updated on Apr 25th, 2021.
*Information of Oshima, Niijima, Shikinejima, Kozushima wes updated on Apr 24th, 2021.
*Information of Aogashima was updated on Apr 12th, 2021.
*Information of Toshima was updated on January 8th, 2021.
*Information of Mikurashima was updated on Aug 31st.

Due to the health risks associated with Covid-19, we are taking the following measures to ensure that you can travel safely in the Izu Islands. Also, we would like to announce this information to travelers who want to come to those islands below.
Most of the islands have not yet lifted their restrictions. Please check this page in advance as we will be constantly updating the information.

To Travelers who would like to come to the Izu Islands

  • Please wash your hands frequently as a preventive measure against infection.
  • Please bring several masks for using them while you stay at any islands.
  • If you do not have one, please cover your mouth and nose with a handkerchief or the like in case of coughing or sneezing.

Correspondence of The Shipping Company, Tokaikisen

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, Tokai Kisen has taken preventive measures to ensure a safe and secure environment for its customers and employees.

About the boats

  • Tokai Kisen is constantly bringing in outside air and changing the air inside the ship.
  • Alcohol disinfectant is available for use.
  • Alcohol is used for cleaning.
  • All crew members on board will wear masks to welcome passengers.
  • Keep the space between other passengers as wide as possible on ships.
  • passengers as wide as possible.

About each port waiting area

  • Alcohol disinfectant solution is available at each port.
  • Employees may be required to wear masks in order to serve customers.

Suspension and Schedule Changes due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the shipping schedules have changed. The changes are updated on Tokyo Islands facebook page in English or Tokaikisen official website in Japanese.

Tokyo Islands Facebook page
Tokaikisen official website

Information about visiting islands from each island

Due to COVID-19, some islands have requested tourists to refrain from visiting the islands, so please check in advance.

Oshima Island (April 24th, 2021 Updated)

From Oshima Town (April 24th – May 11th)

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Oshima-machi has decided to extend the period of temporary closure of the following facilities in consideration of the safety and health of everyone and to reduce the chance of infection.

  • Refrain from going out unnecessarily after 8:00 p.m.
  • Refrain from using town facilities after 8:00 p.m. (except for use for funerals)

The following facilities are closed during the period.

  • Gojinka Hotpsring
  • Oshima Onsen Motomachi Hama no Yu
  • Izu Oshima Volcano Museum
  • Oshima Town Labor Welfare Hall (Shell Museum Pale-Ramele)

Please avoid enclosed, densely populated, closed rooms.

  • Wear a mask and keep a social distance(distance from other people).
  • Wash your hands, disinfect and gargle when you get an accommodation or any other places.
  • Take off your mask outside in the summer to avoid heat stroke if there are not so many people around you.

*Please note that admission may be restricted depending on the availability of each facility.
*In the hot spring facilities, temperature checks will be conducted.

Restrictions on the use of tourist facilities

  • Toshiki campsite

Reference: Oshima Town official website (Japanese only)

Toshima Island (8th, January Updated)

From the Mayor of Toshima Village(January 7th, 2021)

1.  Re-emphasize of basic measures

Please re-emphasize the basic infection prevention measures of frequent hand washing, wearing masks, and prevention of Three Cs.

2 Determine whether you need to go to the islands now

If you are planning to leave for the islands, please determine if it is really necessary to leave now, and if possible, postpone or reschedule the timing of your departure. If you return to the island, please take your temperature every day and try to rest if you feel unwell at all.

3 Refrain from going out after 8:00 p.m.

Please refrain from going out or attending meetings after 8:00 p.m. as much as possible.

4 Disposal of masks

When disposing of used masks, please seal them in a plastic bag and dispose of them as burnable garbage.

5 Teleworking at the village office

The village office is currently implementing telework, and the number of employees in the office is decreasing. This may cause when calling or visiting the office, and ask for your understanding and cooperation.

Reference: Toshima village official website (Japanese Only)

Niijima and Shikinejima Island (April 24th,2021 Updated)

Due to the declaration of a state of emergency from April 25 to May 11, people who have not returned to or visited the island within one week will not be allowed to use the indoor hot spring facilities at the Niijima Area Community Recreation Facility and “Ikoi no ie” hot spring on Shikinejima.

Campsites in Niijima and Shikinejima areas will remain closed from 2020, and cannot be used.

Basic rules for preventing infectious diseases on Niijima and Shikinejima

Based on the outbreak of infectious diseases in the city of Tokyo and other islands, Niijima and Shikinejima will ease the acceptance of tourists. (Acceptance of a small number of people, etc.) Starting June 8th, 2020.

The following persons are not permitted to visit the Niijima and Shikinejima islands.

1) For camping (the campground is basically closed for the year, so it cannot be used)

2) Those who have not made a reservation for accommodation

3) If you have symptoms of fever or ill health

4) Those who stay in the car

As for accommodation facilities, we will accept a small number of people for the time being, as we are limiting the number of rooms and the number of people for infection prevention measures. Also, please cooperate with hand wash and keep your socail distance.

Please be sure to wear a mask, both indoors and outdoors. (Masks and disinfectants are in short supply on the islands, so please bring your own)

Reference: Niijima Village official website(Japanese Only)

Kozushima Island (April 24th, 2021 Updated)

Since the current number of infected people on Kozushima Island is zero. Kozushima village government truly appreciates your cooperation. Kozushima Island intends to loosen the Self-restraint request, started June 19th(Fri). Here are the terms of visiting Kozushima:

1. Reservations for accommodations must be confirmed and available prior to arrival on the island.

2. Some restaurants on the island have restrictions, so please be sure to make reservations in advance.

3. No symptoms of fever or malaise from two weeks prior to travel to the day of travel.

4. Groups of five or more people are requested to refrain from visiting the islands.

5. Adequate infection prevention measures such as hand washing and disinfection, wearing masks, avoiding close proximity, and keeping a distance of at least 2 meters from each other must be taken.

6. Refrain from eating and drinking in groups of five or more people.

7. Refrain from entering stores with more than 5 people.

8. The campsites are closed and camping outside is not allowed on Kozushima Island. Please make sure to book a place to stay. Not staying at a place day and night for the reason of fishing is considered camping.

9. You must have a good understanding of the medical system on the island.

Conditions of the sightseeing facilities

●Onsen recreation center and the restaurant: Closed from April 26th, 2021
●Tako Bay Family Campsite: Closed

Reference: Kozushima Village Official Website

Miyakejima Island (April 25th, 2021 Updated)

From the Mayor of Miyake Village

Normally, we would like more tourists to come to Miyakejima and enjoy the island to the fullest. However, due to the declaration of a state of emergency, please refrain from coming to the island for sightseeing.

Reference:Miyake village official website(Japanese only)
Miyakejima Tourist Association

Mikurashima Island (31th, Aug Updated)

Mikurashima village will ask travelers to visit this island AFTER 1st, July(wed).

Fureai plaza (bungalow and barbecue facilities) is closed.

Please refrain from coming to Mikurashima if you have a fever or symptoms of illness. Please wear a mask, disinfect your hands, and avoid “Three Cs” during your visit or stay on the island.

Referenc: Mikurashima Village Official Website

Hachijojima Island (April 25th, 2021 Updated)

Request from Mayor of Hachijo Town
Due to the declaration of a state of emergency in Tokyo, we ask that you refrain from coming to Hachijojima for non-essential reasons during the period of the declaration.

Reference: Hachijo Town Official Website(Japanese Only)

Aogashima Island (April 12th,2021 Updated)

Request from Mayor of Aogashima village
We would like to ask everyone to continue to take good care of themselves, wear masks, wash their hands, and disinfect their hands to prevent infections.

As the campsites will continue to be closed, we ask that those who have not yet found a place to stay or who have symptoms of fever or illness continue to refrain from coming to the island.
We also ask for your cooperation in taking measures to prevent infection, such as wearing masks when you visit or stay in the islands.

Reference: Aogashima Village Official Website(Japanese Only)