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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 Introduce 2 Levels Of Pricing: One For Tourists And One For Locals

Pretty soon, Thailand is set to introduce 2 levels of pricing across the hospitality sector in a bid to revitalize its Covid-struck economy: one for tourists, and another for locals and residents. Yep, that’s right. In the future, you will be expected to pay more for accommodation when visiting Thailand… Only because you’re a tourist. …

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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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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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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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What It’s Like Entering Thailand Right Now

Now that Thailand is at its ‘most open’ state for travel in the past two years, more tourists are starting to return to the beautiful Land of Smiles. However, entering isn’t the same process as it was in 2019 and most tourists still have questions or doubts about what it looks like first-hand to enter …

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Thailand Plans To Launch New Vaccine Passport For Entry

Here we go again. After Thailand removed all testing requirements for vaccinated tourists, many believed it was finally prepared to abandon its infamously strict Covid policies. Although entry procedures have been simplified, those who had been expecting a full reopening to follow will be surprised to learn the country is, in fact, planning to launch …

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Malaysia Removes All Testing For Vaccinated Travelers

Malaysia has removed all of its Covid-19 testing requirements for fully vaccinated visitors entering the country – from May 1. Other mandatory requirements for travelers – some of which also apply to Malaysian residents – are also being removed from the same date. What Are The Current Entry Requirements For Vaccinated Travelers Entering Malaysia? Since …

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Thailand Removes All Testing Requirements For Vaccinated Tourists

Thailand Significantly Eases Entry Requirements and Ends ‘Test and Go’ Program Thailand has taken a monumental step back to normality as the nation eases entry COVID-19 entry requirements. Despite reopening for tourism in 2020—albeit with the controversial Sandbox Schemes—Thailand’s entry requirements have remained strict, especially compared with Western nations.  Thailand hopes easing entry requirements will attract …

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Welcome Back To Thailand: Top 5 Places You Should Visit in 2022

With Thailand proving difficult to enter throughout most of the pandemic, travelers would be forgiven for forgetting what made it such a top spot in the first place. Whether for its bustling cities and markets to unrivaled beach and mountain getaways, Thailand is truly a must-visit destination in every sense of the phrase. Now that …

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Philippines Covid Entry Requirements For 2022

A real gem of Southeast Asia, for decades the Philippines has been welcoming travelers from North America and Europe who fall for its warm beaches and warmer smiles. With its bustling city-scapes to gorgeous beaches and islands, the Philippines has cemented itself as a top destination in the region with plenty to offer travelers – …

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