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Sponsored by The IWGO2022 Steering Committee
Co-sponsored by JACG
Supported by JSAP
Supported by WideG
Supported by NICT
Supported by Ichimura Foundation for New Technology
Supported by Nagano Convention & Visitors Bureau
(ながの観光コンベンションビューロー)
Supported by Nagano Prefecture(長野県)
Nagano Industrial and Commercial Encouragement Organization
Supported by Nagano Industrial and Commercial Encouragement Organization(長野県産業振興機構(NICE))

COVID-19 countermeasures

IWGO 2022 will be held in a face-to-face format. To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, IWGO 2022 requires participants to accept the following regulations. However, please check them regularly as some regulations may change.

  1. Despite all reasonable precautions, IWGO 2022 cannot guarantee the participant’s safety from the risk of infection by COVID-19 or its variants. Ultimately, you are responsible for your own safety.
  2. Participation from outside Japan is limited to authors and co-authors of accepted presentations. To enter Japan, everyone must submit your COVID-19 negative pre-test result and Questionnaire. Also, all non-Japanese nationals are required to have a VISA at present (Aug. 1, 2022). For more information, please visit the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html) and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan (https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/covid-19/bordercontrol.html).
  3. Participants residing in Japan must present their proof of COVID-19 vaccination (original or photo) and ID (original) or negative certificate of COVID-19 test (original or photo) and ID (original) at the reception desk at the venue. Note that your third (booster) vaccination must be at least two weeks prior to the first day of IWGO 2022, October 23, 2022. If providing results of COVID-19 test, you must show a negative result dated within 72 hours (no home test).
  4. If you are in contact with a person infected with COVID-19, or if you have any signs of illness, you should cancel participation.
  5. The following symptoms may result in denial of entry to the workshop venue: fever (37.5ºC or higher), persistent cough, nasal discharge/nasal congestion. If you experience any of the following symptoms during the workshop, you must notify us immediately: difficulty breathing, fatigue, sore throat, taste/smell disorder, joint/muscle pain, nausea, etc.
  6. Wear a mask at all times at the workshop venue to fully cover your nose and mouth. Acceptable masks consist of at least two layers of non-woven fabric or are for medical use.
  7. Sanitize hands frequently.
  8. Keep a physical distance 1.0 m from other participants.

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