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3 Reasons Why This Is The Perfect Time To Visit Japan Now That The Border Is Open

This fall, Japan is finally allowing vaccinated Americans to travel without being part of an organized tour group for the first time since the pandemic began. If you’ve been saving some bucks for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Imperial Asian jewel, now is the perfect time to book those flight tickets, and in this article, …

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Japan Will Remove Restrictions To Allow For Normal Tourism This Fall

In a major change of approach, Japan is eyeing autumn as the season to allow for normal tourism and finally remove its harsh border measures, including the visa it imposed on American travelers. Pretty soon, U.S. citizens and other foreigners will be allowed to enter Japan with fewer hurdles. Throughout the pandemic, the East Asian …

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Thailand To Start Treating Covid Like The Flu From October

In a new development even the most optimistic didn’t see coming, Thailand will outpace the vast majority of Asia, and even the Western Hemisphere, in treating Covid as an endemic disease. From October, the once ultra-strict country will downgrade the pathogen to the same category as the flu virus, effectively treating both the same. After …

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South Korea Adds Testing On Arrival Amid Rising Cases

After a quiet few months, it seems Covid cases are spiraling out of control again. Asia has always been stricter when it comes to pandemic management, and South Korea’s latest move is proof this has not changed, unlike the recent border openings have led us to believe. Now, all tourists arriving in the country will …

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Thailand Lifts All Mask Requirements Both Indoors And Outdoors

Once one of the strictest countries in Southeast Asia, Thailand has been progressively easing its Covid mandates in recent weeks. After removing the Thailand Pass, an entry authorization visitors had to apply for before entering, the country has now lifted all mask requirements, both indoors and outdoors, being the freest it’s ever been in over …

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Thailand Becomes The First Destination In Asia To Lift Ban On Cannabis

Following two years of tightening the grip on social freedoms, as a result of Covid, Thailand seems to be pushing for more liberal policies. Soon after allowing bars and clubs in the country to resume operations and announcing an end to some of its most severe pandemic restrictions, the country is now lifting a long-standing …

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New 5 Year Digital Nomad Visa Will Allow You To Live In Bali Without Paying Tax

Having sealed off its borders for foreigners throughout Covid, Indonesia is now hoping to lure them back with the launch of a new long-stay permit. Dubbed the Digital Nomad Visa, this new entry stamp will create more immigration routes for remote workers who might want to make Bali their home base – all the while …

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Turkey Removes All Entry Requirements

After months of imposing stricter entry rules in response to Covid, Turkey is finally removing all health requirements for international arrivals. This means that, starting June 1, tourists will no longer be expected to present Covid certificates arriving at Turkey’s borders, as pandemic-related measures have been officially nullified. The cross-continental nation, which hosts Europe’s largest …

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10 Countries In Asia Plan On Introducing A Vaccine Passport For Travel

Following months of speculation, the ASEAN – Association of Southeast Asian Nations has confirmed it is indeed working on a standardized vaccine passport for travel in the region. A total of ten Asian countries are part of the association, including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Since Covid was …

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Vaccinated Travelers No Longer Need A Test When Arriving In Bali

Vaccinated travelers are no longer required to take a Covid-19 pre-departure test before entering Bali, Indonesia. The news arrived on Tuesday (17 May) – with the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, announcing that “domestic and international travelers who are fully vaccinated no longer need to take PCR (polymerase chain reaction) or antigen swab tests,” when …

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Travel To Cambodia Is Back: Here’s What It’s Like On The Ground

Testing and quarantine have been scrapped for vaccinated travelers in recent months, land borders are reopening, and local businesses are preparing for new customers. Travel to Cambodia is back as the Southeast Asian nation gets ready for more visitors after a two-year closure. But, what’s it like on the ground? Here’s a glimpse into Cambodia’s …

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Vietnam Officially Removes All Entry Requirements

Vietnam has just removed its Covid testing requirement for all travelers – which means the country now has ZERO Covid-related entry requirements. With effect from 15 May any visitor that is entering Vietnam is no longer required to take a pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test or Rapid Antigen test prior to their arrival. Therefore, traveling to …

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