This Japanese Passenger Ferry Has Resumed Operations

All aboard!


The Coronavirus disease has influenced how people travel. Health is of top priority for everyone, so passenger ferries like
MOL Ferry Co., Ltd take drastic measures to ensure that everyone aboard their boats are safe, healthy, and protected from Covid-19. 


Hull of
Sunflower-Furano


To prevent the spread of the virus at the port, passengers who have a temperature of 37.5 degrees and above, and who show symptoms of the virus are not allowed to board. Ferry personnel also require all passengers to wear masks. Before boarding, passengers and staff are required to go through a series of temperature checks, too. 


Ferry drivers go through temperature checks before boarding. 


Protective plates and plastic sheets are installed to prevent the spread of the virus. 


Ferry personnel check passengers’ body temperature without contact. 


Safe social distancing is practiced during temperature checks. 


Plastic sheets enclose the shopping counter


There are disinfectants at the information desk, too. 


Ferry personnel disinfect regularly during the trip.


To limit physical contact,  MOL Ferry Co., Ltd decided to close its kids’ corner, and suspend renting captain’s uniform for a photo shoot, in-ship events, and restaurant buffets. Additionally, all ferry personnel are instructed to wash their hands, gargle regularly, and wear a mask. Their body temperature is checked every morning before they report to work, too.


Passengers can enjoy access to a full range of facilities, where they can relax and unwind. Take a look below!


Passengers can hang out in the two-story wellhole-style lounge


Check out this special suite that has its own private balcony. 


The “Premium (Western Style)” room also has its own balcony.


Enjoy a beautiful view when you book the “Ocean View Japanese-Western” room.


Bringing your pets aboard, too? No problem! The ferry also offers a special room where you and your furry friends can stay.


Hang out with your furry friends at the “Superior with Pet Ocean View” room 


Not too shabby for pets! *Reservation required in advance


The boat is so spacious, your dogs can run around this area. 


Enjoy the magnificent view of the ocean from your room or the deck. 


Have a luxurious bath while enjoying the view.


Enjoy the ocean breeze when you hang out on the deck. 


When the weather is nice, you can also watch the sun rise.


When traveling, wear a mask and always remember to practice social distancing. Wash your hands as often as you can -- or at least carry hand sanitizer and alcohol everywhere you go. Enjoy your trip!

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Provided by Japan Walker
TM, WalkerplusTM and Tokyo WalkerTM (29 June 2020)


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