ASSITEJ is following the reports and recommendations of the relevant authorities in relation to Coronavirus. At the moment, there are no travel advisories specifically concerning Coronavirus for Japan. Japan has according to WHO  53 cases and 1 death as of 16 February 2020. 

Japan is taking a proactive approach to limiting the spread of the virus by isolating known cases and also by closing the border to travellers from Hubei Province.  

There is still more than three months to the 20th ASSITEJ Worlds Congress (14 – 25 May 2020). It is not possible at the moment to predict the situation of the virus in May.  

ASSITEJ will continue the preparations expecting that the congress will be realized as planned.