Information on the 2019 G20 Summit - Coming to Osaka June, 2019 -

G20

The G20 Summit is an annual international meeting with a main focus on economic fields, attended by people from a total of 37 countries and organizations, including heads of state from member countries and invitee countries, as well as representatives from international organizations. Japan will be serving as the host country for the 2019 G20 Summit, and it will be held in Osaka.

For the 2019 G20 Summit, the three Kansai Airports (Kansai International Airport, Osaka International Airport, and Kobe Airport) will serve as entryways to Japan and to the Kansai region. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to travelers visiting these airports due to restrictions to access, etc., and we thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

2019 G20 Summit Event Overview

Dates:

Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29, 2019

Venue (Planned):

International Exhibition Center, Osaka (INTEX Osaka)

■ For more details on the G20 Osaka Summit, please visit the following website:
https://www.2019-g20-osaka.jp/english.html
[Kansai Promotion Council for the 2019 G20 Osaka Summit]

Traffic Restrictions

Requests from the Osaka Prefectural Police:

Due to the G20 Osaka Summit, from Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, June 30, 2019, expect large-scale, long-lasting traffic restrictions for both the expressway (including bridges to and from the airport) and the roads on the airport island. Travel by train is strongly recommended, because it is less likely to be affected by these restrictions. In addition, there will be increased airport security at Kansai International Airport: during this four-day period, police officers will be stationed at the entrances to the passenger terminals, checking for airplane tickets, E-tickets, reservation tickets, etc. that clearly show flight plans. Please be prepared for this check before entry.
Visitors who do not have airplane tickets will also be subject to searches of bags and other personal belongings. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Visitors planning on going to Kansai International Airport during the G20 Osaka Summit, or on the days before or after, are strongly recommended not to come by car. Expect long delays, and aim to arrive much earlier than usual.

■ For more information on traffic restrictions, please visit the following website:
https://www.police.pref.osaka.lg.jp/topics/G20/index.html
[Osaka Prefectural Police (in Japanese only)]