Universal Studios Japan set to reopen this month

Jun 1 2020, 9:46 pm

Universal Studios Japan is set to resume general operations as of June 19.

According to the park’s website, this decision comes as Japan continues to ease its state of emergency restrictions and call for the closure of large-scale facilities in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

By instruction of the Japanese government, Universal Studios Japan will be permitted to open on this date in a limited capacity to the following guests:

  • Those holding annual passes who live in the Osaka Prefecture may attend the park’s “Soft Opening” scheduled for June 8 to 18. They must book their tickets in advance. There are also “Special Studio Passes” available for Osaka residents to gain entry to the park on June 15 to 18 with advanced purchase.
  • Following the resuming of general operations on June 19, admission will be restricted to annual pass holders or other studio passes who reside in one of the six prefectures in the Kansai area.

“In order to provide a healthy and safe environment to all our guests, we have adopted enhanced sanitation measures in the park,” the site explains.

These updated guidelines were created based on three primary principles: ensuring the wellbeing of staff and guests, enhancing cleaning and sanitization protocols, and maintaining park operations while adhering to physical distancing measures and proper ventilation.

To ensure that proper distancing measures are followed, the park may restrict the number of people permitted to enter. “In the event of such measures, new guests will not be admitted to the park and ticket sales at ticket booths and other locations will be suspended,” the site explains.

Such announcements will be made on the Universal Studios Japan website and at major stations in Osaka.

As well, visitors will be required to wear facial coverings at all times throughout the park and will be responsible for supplying their own masks. Guests will also have their temperatures checked before being permitted entry.

Sanitization stations will be implemented throughout the park for visitors to use.

For a comprehensive list of the various measures that Universal Studios Japan is implementing for its reopening, visit the park’s official website.

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