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COVID-19 Correspondence Information of the Izu 9 Islands(Jan 8th update)

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*Information of Oshima, Toshima, Miyakejima and Hachijojima was updated on January 8th.
*Information of Niijima was updated on December 16th.
*Information of Kozushima was updated on November 2nd.
*Information of Mikurashima and Shikienjima was updated on Aug 31st.
*Information of Aogashima was updated on June 22th.

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 (January 8th Updated)

From Oshima Town (January 8 – February 7)

  • 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)

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(7th, January)

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 (16th, Dec Updated)

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.

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

1) For camping (the campground is 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)

Habushiura campground(NIIJIMA), Oura compsite (SHIKINEJIMA) and Kamanoshita campsite (SHIKINEJIMA) are closed so far.

Conditions of the sightseeing facilities

●Mamashita Onsen(Niijima): Re-opened starting June 8th. (Please disinfect and wash your hands frequently. Also, please be sure to wear a mask inside the facility and outside the bath.)

●Ikoinoba(Shikinejima): Re-opened starting June 8th. (Please disinfect and wash your hands frequently. Also, please be sure to wear a mask inside the facility and outside the bath.)

Reference: Niijima Village official website(Japanese Only)

Kozushima Island (3rd, July 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. Please book accommodation in advance. You cannot make a reservation on the day of travel.2. You must not have had any symptoms two weeks before the day of travel.

3. Please refrain from visiting the islands in large groups.

4. Avoid enclosed, densely populated, closed rooms.

5. Please check your body temperature and disinfect and wash your hands frequently. Also, please be sure to wear a mask.

6. The campsites are currently closed. You may not sleep in the open, which is not allowed on Kozushima.

7. Due to the effects of COVID-19, we were unable to deploy lifeguards during the 2020 fiscal year. Please swim at your own risk.

Conditions of the sightseeing facilities

●Onsen recreation center and the restaurant: Re-opened with restriction of the number of visitors starting June 1st.
●Yocchare Center: Opened with restriction of the number of visitors
●Tako Bay Family Campsite: Closed

Reference: Kozushima Village Official Website

Miyakejima Island (8th, Jan Updated)

From the Mayor of Miyake Village

  • Please refrain from going to Tokyo unnecessarily.
  • Please refrain from going out unnecessarily after 8:00 PM.

When you visit Miyakejima, please follow the 8 requests below:

1) If you are not feeling well, please postpone your visit to the island. (There will be a cancellation fee.)

2) We may ask you about your recent activity history and physical condition when you make a reservation or visit the island.

3) Please check your body temperature and disinfect and wash your hands frequently. Also, please be sure to wear a mask.

4) Please carefully read the “Flow of medical examinations” handed out at your accommodation.

5) If you do not feel well, please go to the public health center or clinic on the island for consultation and medical treatment. In some cases, we may ask you to refrain from leaving the island or to move your itinerary forward.

6) Avoid enclosed, densely populated, closed rooms.

7) When booking a room at an accommodation, try to make sure to not mass gather. May ask you to have meals at different times or with time limits.

8) Please limit the number of people who use the baths in your accommodation and use them at different times of the day. In some cases, only showers may be provided.

Restrictions on the use of various facilities to prevent infectious diseases

  • Okubohama campground is closed this year.
  • Akakokko-kan: Admission is limited to 15 people.
  • Furusato-no-yu onsen: Closed
  • Recreation centers: limit the number of visitors to 50 or less. Shortened hours of operation.  [Weekdays from 13:00 to 19:00 / Weekends from 10:00 to 16:00]
    * Please wear a mask when you enter those facilities.

The new rule of the tour of dolphin swim for coronavirus in Miyakejima.

Reducing Boarding Capacity on Dolphin Swim ToursDisinfection of ships

Please refrain from talking loudly while participating in the tour and please keep your hands over your mouth when coughing. Also, please do not look at others. Also, please wear a mask if possible.
*Please be careful not to suffer from heat stroke while wearing a mask.

Guests are responsible for their own beverages during the tour. We also ask that you take care of your own beverages during the tour.

During the course of the tour, the guide will ask for your cooperation in fighting the new coronavirus We may ask for your help. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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 (8th, January Updated)

Request from Mayor of Hachijo Town(January 8 – February 7)

  • Requests for refrain or restriction during the period of emergency declaration (January 8 – February 7
  • Refrain from going out unnecessarily after 8:00 p.m.
  • Refrain from using town facilities (including hot springs) after 8:00 p.m.
  • Refrain from going to Tokyo or coming to the islands unnecessarily.

*If there is an outbreak of infected people in Japan or in Tokyo, or if there is even one infected person on the island, Hachijojima might stregthen the Self-restraint request again.
Please continue washing your hands often, wearing a mask, and social distancing while on the island.

Temporary Closed:
All Hachijo Town facilities, including hot spring facilities and community centers, will be closed until 8:00 p.m. through February 7.

If there is even one infected person on Hachijojima, the town policy may change.
Reference: Hachijo Town Official Website(Japanese Only)

Aogashima Island (22th, June Updated)

The declaration of a state of emergency was lifted on May 25, but it does not change the limited medical resources on the island. We have been asking visitors to refrain from coming to the island as well, but as of July 1, we will resume accepting visitors.
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)