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Missed deals: Japan's COVID travel restrictions exact

(2 days ago) Europe's international travel demand as measured by revenue passenger kilometers -- kilometers traveled by paying passengers -- recovered to 51% of 2019 levels in …

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Japan trails in easing travel restrictions for vaccinated

(3 days ago) Travel restrictions are governed by the principle of reciprocity. If Japan refuses to ease restrictions on foreign travelers, other nations will likely …

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Japan should rethink its ineffective travel ban

(9 days ago) Travel corridors with countries that accept Japan's vaccine passports need to go both ways, and rules need to be communicated clearly and in plain English so …

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US takes 61 countries off 'avoid all travel' list

(9 days ago) The agency said the new criteria for a Level 4 "avoid all travel" recommendation has changed from 100 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 to 500 cases per 100,000.

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The rise of revenge travel

(5 days ago) Though ominous-sounding, revenge travel is a riff on the 1980s concept of revenge spending, coined when consumer spending exploded in China as it …

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Japan to issue vaccine certificates to spur international

(Just Now) Japan to issue vaccine certificates to spur international travel. TOKYO -- Japan is planning to issue certificates to those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, as part of plans to restart

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Japan to gradually lift COVID travel alerts from October

(2 days ago) TOKYO -- Japan plans to gradually lift overseas travel alerts in October in a bid to spur the removal of entry restrictions implemented in other countries, Nikkei has learned. The government will

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US lifts travel restrictions on students from China and

(6 days ago) The U.S. lifted travel restrictions on Monday for students from China, Iran, Brazil, South Africa, Europe, the U.K. and Ireland who plan to study in America this fall.

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AirAsia suffers painful loss as COVID-19 crisis bites

(1 days ago) The formation and discussion of "travel bubbles" and "green lanes" with key economic partners with a low infection rate and proven pandemic curbing systems, is a step in the right direction, the

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Japan to cut quarantine to 10 days for vaccinated

(5 days ago) TOKYO -- Japan looks to shorten quarantine requirements for vaccinated travelers entering the country from two weeks to 10 days as early as this month, …

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Vaccine passports: Can they save travel

(8 days ago) Last year, "travel bubbles" were eagerly discussed by governments including Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand in an effort to facilitate …

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Singapore quarantine-free travel stirs hope for wider Asia

(2 days ago) 1 day ago · "Only essential travel was recorded in many Asian destinations, as most countries remained closed to international travel," the organization noted in a report. Southeast Asia was the lowest among

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Pacific islands await 'travel bubble' as French Polynesia

(6 days ago) Pacific islands await 'travel bubble' as French Polynesia reopens solo. APIA, Samoa -- Pacific island states are pushing hard to restart quarantine-free travel and boost their battered economies

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Japan and China restart business travel amid pandemic

(9 days ago) TOKYO (Kyodo) -- China and Japan welcomed the restart Monday of reciprocal business travel, with expectations the easing of border controls and compulsory 14-day quarantine requirements will

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US will boost 'Do Not Travel' advisories to 80% of world

(9 days ago) April 20, 2021 08:00 JST. | North America. WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. State Department said on Monday it will boost its "Do Not Travel" guidance to about 80% of countries worldwide, citing

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Coronavirus-torn Asia looks to reconnect with 'travel

(7 days ago) A Pearl River Delta travel bubble that would include Hong Kong, Macao and some mainland Chinese cities has also been floated in recent weeks. …

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New Zealand suspends 'travel bubble' with Australia amid

(2 days ago) Travel bubble arrangements are conceived between countries and territories that have seen relatively low infections. Australia and New Zealand launched the two-way quarantine-free travel corridor

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Thailand to lift quarantine for vaccinated visitors in

(9 days ago) "I do not think that the many millions who depend on the income generated by the travel, leisure and entertainment sector can possibly afford the devastating blow of a second lost new year holiday

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Malaysia struggles to shake COVID stigma as ASEAN restarts

(2 days ago) 18 hours ago · Restrictions on interstate and outbound international travel have been lifted for vaccinated residents, but Malaysia's borders remain closed to tourists for now. Singapore is allowing quarantine

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Japan eases travel curbs for China and eight other

(6 days ago) The Japanese government has eased travel restrictions on China and eight other destinations in Asia, including South Korea, Australia, Vietnam and Taiwan, but advises avoiding nonessential trips.

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Australia to ease international border restrictions from

(1 days ago) CANBERRA/SYDNEY (Reuters) -- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday announced an 18-month ban on Australians travelling abroad will be lifted from next month, easing one of the

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AirAsia to reopen all Malaysian routes, push for overseas

(3 days ago) The airline aims to go big on domestic travel by reaching a pre-pandemic capacity of 39 local routes and 169 daily flights by late November, according to Bo.

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Coronavirus deals heavy blow to Cambodia's shaky tourism

(4 days ago) Travel & Leisure Coronavirus deals heavy blow to Cambodia's shaky tourism industry. Angkor Wat nearly deserted as travel restrictions disrupt key pillar of economy

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Japanese government weighs vaccine passport for overseas

(4 days ago) Japanese government weighs vaccine passport for overseas travel. If other countries require such documents, Japan will have to follow, Kono says. Japan is reviewing the idea of vaccine passports

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Businesses in Japan call for border reopening as COVID

(1 days ago) The proposals were based on input from Keidanren's member companies, whose top concern was allowing personnel to resume business travel, oversee projects, and strike deals without Japan's

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Japan's Suga to halt whole travel campaign as COVID surges

(Just Now) The entire travel campaign will stop during the new year holidays. Go To, with a budget of 1.3 trillion yen ($12.3 billion), covers 35% of travelers' accommodation costs and offers 15% discounts

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China kicks off National Day holidays as COVID saps

(5 days ago) SHANGHAI -- China's National Day vacation period started on Friday amid a growing inclination to avoid travel between provinces or cities and to stay away from new coronavirus outbreaks that have

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Japan business lobby wants quarantine exemption for the

(2 days ago) If the proposal is adopted, it could increase travel to Japan and help boost economic activity. The move by Japan's leading business lobby comes as the use of vaccine passports gains currency

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New Zealand suspends travel bubble with Australia over

(3 days ago) New Zealand suspends travel bubble with Australia over delta wave. SYDNEY -- New Zealand will again suspend its quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia for …

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Japan balks at waiving quarantine for vaccinated travelers

(4 days ago) The July 26 opening of applications for vaccine passports for people seeking to travel abroad "can become an important step leading to the reopening of international travel," said Tomoyuki Yoshida

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China's new virus looms over Lunar New Year travel

(6 days ago) The news comes as people prepare to travel across China by rail, air, road and sea to their hometowns for the upcoming Lunar New Year. Nearly 3 billion passenger trips were made during last year's

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Japan to lift COVID emergency on Thursday

(8 days ago) Shares in travel agencies, karaoke chains and wedding operators surged as hopes rise for pent-up demand to revive pandemic-hit industries. Shares in Japanese tour agency H.I.S. soared 8%, while

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Japan, Philippines and Singapore join UK travel freeze

(Just Now) Japan, Philippines and Singapore join UK travel freeze over COVID. TOKYO -- Japan and other Asian countries are adding to the cascade of global restrictions on travel from the U.K., amid fears of

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Vaccine hopes lift Asia travel sector worried by COVID-19

(3 days ago) Travel has been one of the industries hit hardest by the pandemic, suffering greatly from temporary lockdowns in various parts of the world. Domestic travel is, however, starting to recover.

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Thailand and Japan cautious on EU travel despite priority

(2 days ago) The Japanese government is in talks with Vietnam, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand over resuming business travel -- but still only aims to allow a daily maximum of 250 business travelers from

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Japan looks to debut vaccine passport this summer

(5 days ago) "The 14-day self-quarantine period after returning home is the biggest hurdle for overseas travel," said an official at travel agency H.I.S. "The tide will turn if restrictions are eased with the

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Malaysia's travel tech Tourplus secures $1m amid pandemic

(5 days ago) HANOI -- Malaysia-based travel tech company Tourplus has secured $1 million in seed funding from angel investor Jin Hui Wong, GT-MAX, SOSV Chinaccelerator and a number of other undisclosed

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Turkey starts giving a fourth jab to travelers for vaccine

(9 days ago) Other than travel purposes, there is no need for additional vaccination." tweeted Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, paving the way for citizens to be able to enter Europe or the U.S.

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China's National Day travel drops again, but movie

(4 days ago) Travel & Leisure China's National Day travel drops again, but movie theaters rebound. Pockets of coronavirus infections hurt tourism-related spending

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Japan lobbies countries to accept its vaccine passport

(Just Now) In a communique from their mid-June summit, the Group of Seven leaders recognized the need for "a set of common standards for travel including …

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Election seen behind Trump's possible Communist Party

(1 days ago) Election seen behind Trump's possible Communist Party travel ban. NEW YORK -- The Trump administration is reportedly considering an extensive ban that would keep Chinese Communist Party members

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China's Trip.com pours $500m into tourism recovery fund

(2 days ago) TOKYO -- China's Trip.com Group has created a $500 million fund to help airlines, hotels and other partners rebound from the coronavirus pandemic, as the online travel group aims to spur an

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Japan puts Taiwan and Brunei atop its business travel

(6 days ago) Japan also plans to reopen business travel between itself and Myanmar, where the number of infected people currently totals about 300. …

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Trump weighs adding Japan to coronavirus travel

(6 days ago) In a revised travel advisory, the government said the suspension covers all regular and electronic visas, including those granted to Japanese and South Koreans upon arrival.

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Vaccine 'passports' spark discrimination fears in Japan

(9 days ago) "There is a global effort to systematize vaccination records for international travel," Taro Kono, minister in charge of administrative reform, told lawmakers on Friday.

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Singapore and China set strict rules for airtight 'travel

(9 days ago) Restarting travel is especially pressing for Singapore, since its economy depends on connections with the rest of the world to thrive. Trade amounts to three times the tiny state's gross domestic

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Thailand stays under COVID-19 emergency with third

(6 days ago) Thailand is extending its coronavirus state of emergency for a third time but will also further ease restrictions, including some covering travel into …

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