Vendors, technicians, and visitors from outside of Japan are highly limited at this point due to various international government regulations. If an absolutely essential vendor or visitor is still able to come from oustide of Japan, double quaratine is required with 14 days at the port of entry into Japan and another 14 days in Okinawa with no symptoms before they may enter any building on OIST campus. This entire quarantine period is to be paid by the unit.
Vendors, technicians, and visitors from mainland Japan are highly discouraged from coming to OIST. If a PI or manager feels the visit is essential, the visitor will be required to home quarantine with no symptoms for 14 days away from campus (e.g. in a hotel) at the expense of the unit before they can enter any building on campus.
Vendors, technicians, and visitors from within Okinawa are highly discouraged as well in our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep OIST from a lockdown situation.