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COVID-19: measures and information


This post provides a short overview of hopefully useful links to assess the COVID-19 situation. Please refer to the below links to get updated information regarding the individual topics. 

Current news / March 23 / flight schedule Japan-Europe for the Lufthansa Group between March 23 and April 20:

Lufthansa Flights 

From To Date
Haneda 15:20 Frankfurt 19:10 25MAR, 27MAR
14:55 19:35 29MAR
14:05 18:45 every MON/THU/SAT from 30MAR till 20APR
Frankfurt 18:00 Haneda 13:05+1 24MAR, 26MAR
18:00 12:55+1 28MAR
18:15 12:15+1 every WED/FRI/SUN from 29MAR till 19APR


SWISS Flights



To Date
Narita 11:25 Zurich 15:40 24MAR, 26MAR
Zurich 13:00 Narita 08:30+1 23MAR, 25MAR

Tokyo Metro Government, COVID-19-related hotlines: General hotline for the novel coronavirus (novel coronavirus call center), T 0570-550571
Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, operating: 9:00am to 9:00pm (including weekends and holidays)
Information provided: Measures to prevent infection, what to do if you develop concerning symptoms, advice regarding the novel coronavirus

TMG Covid-19 Info-Page: 

Information for companies and families (partly English/Japanese):

Multilingual coronavirus hotlines in Japan (for different prefectures):

Information links in:





In a recent survey of the EBC about European companies operating in Japan, the survey (data from March 10th) among 260 companies found that: 

  • 82% had introduced changes to working style 
  • 76% have restrictions on business trips
  • 55% on participating in public events
  • 70% are interested/moving to teleworking

Currently biggest impact is estimated at: 

  • business trips (87,5%)
  • supply chains (34%)
  • cash flow (19%), employment (16%) and cost reduction (16%)

Full results of the survey are available here.



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