Minister of State: Hokkaido is not in a situation that should be removed from Go To Travel On November 10 at 11:41 a.m.
Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Mr. Akabane, recognized that Hokkaido, where the number of people infected with the new coronavirus is increasing, is not currently subject to Go To Travel, and called on travelers to take thorough measures to prevent infection.
At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on October 10, Mr. Akabane said, “In light of the government’s subcommittee’s recommendations, we recognize that Hokkaido is not in a situation that should be immediately removed from Go To Travel. I also talked directly to Governor Suzuki of Hokkaido last night, and he said, “The current spread of the infection is not due to Go To Travel and we don’t want it to be removed.”
On that basis, Minister Akabane said, “Governor Suzuki said, “I want people who come to Hokkaido to firmly comply with the local rules that Hokkaido is requesting, especially how to spend time in the city at night, and cooperate in preventing the spread of infection.” The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will respond appropriately in cooperation with the Hokkaido Agency.”