Severity: Warning Alert

Transportation: Authorities halt commercial flights, close terminal at Miyako Shimojijima Airport in Okinawa, Japan, through May 6 due to COVID-19.

This alert affects Okinawa (Naha)

This alert began 10 Apr 2020 05:28 GMT and is scheduled to expire 06 May 2020 15:00 GMT.

  • Incident: Airport closure
  • Location(s): Miyako, Okinawa (map)
  • Time Frame: Through May 6
  • Impact: Flight disruptions

Summary
Officials have halted commercial flight operations and closed the terminal at Miyako Shimojishima Airport (SHI) on Miyako Island, about 282 km (175 miles) southwest of Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, as of April 10 to limit the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The closure will continue through May 6, but extensions of the measure are possible.

SHI is primarily served by Jetstar Japan (GK) on routes to Tokyo (NRT) and Osaka (KIX). Hong Kong Express (UO) operates SHI's only international service to Hong Kong. Alternative service is available at Miyako Airport (MMY).

Advice
Plan for flight disruptions to continue at SHI through at least May 6. Use MMY for time-sensitive travel. Check with airlines for refund and rebooking information.