Can I Visit Japan Yet? New Rules from October 11

It’s been two-and-a-half years now since travel to Japan was relatively free and easy. Few countries around the world have been so cautious about reopening their borders to tourism after the cataclysmic shutdowns of 2020. But we’re over the moon to announce that travel to Japan has now returned to something that looks a lot like the old normal – and that more change is on its way from October 11. Here’s what you need to know.

What are the latest Japan travel restrictions?

Following Japan’s decision last month to drop pre-departure testing, the Japanese government is now allowing travelers to visit Japan without booking a guided tour. Since September 7, individual travelers have been allowed to visit Japan on package tours – even those that only include flights and hotels.

The only remaining snag is that potential visitors have to book via a travel agency, as a point of

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Shoppers say this $57 inflatable footrest helps ‘reduce leg pain’ while traveling

The next travel must-have?  The Koala Kloud Black Adjustable Airplane Footrest.

The next travel must-have? The Koala Kloud Black Adjustable Airplane Footrest.

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With more and more Canadians hitting the road these days, travel continues to be top of mind. And with that comes the rise of many accessories that can help make any road trip or plane ride more comfortable.

One such item has recently been trending on Amazon Canada‘s list of Movers & Shakersand if you’re planning a trip soon, you may just want to check out the Koala Kloud Black Adjustable Airplane Footrest.

Koala Kloud Black Adjustable Airplane Footrest cube inflated to three heights

Koala Kloud Black Adjustable Airplane Footrest. Images via Amazon.

$57 at Amazon

The details

This inflatable cube is designed to slide into the footrest area between seat rows,

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Travelers who have visited Cuba in last 11 years will need visa to enter US

In one of his last acts as US president, Donald Trump added Cuba to the American list of “state sponsors of terrorism” (SST). His successor, Joe Biden, has left the designation in place.

As a result, any British holidaymaker who has been to Cuba in the past 11 years is disqualified from using the “Esta” scheme, with which the vast majority of UK travelers visit the US. They must instead pay £137 for a visa – and wait months for an interview appointment.

A family of four who have visited the Caribbean’s largest island and now want to go to the US face a bill of over £500 to comply with the rule.

The outgoing president put Cuba on the same list as Iran, North Korea and Syria on 11 January 2021 – barely a week before he was replaced by Mr Biden.

The classification is applied to nations that

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Hong Kong finally ends mandatory hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals

The government revealed today that from September 26 onwards, the city will finally be allowing travelers to enter the city without having to go through mandatory quarantine hotel.

In the press conference, authorities announced a resumption of quarantine-free entry to the city. Instead of the previous 3+4 quarantine format, arriving tourists and residents will go through a new 0+3 arrangement, which will allow arrivals to return home or stay in a hotel of their choice to undergo three days of medical surveillance. During those three days, they are allowed to go out as long as they comply with RT-PCR test requirements.

Arrivals are no longer required to get an RT-PCR test before boarding flights to Hong Kong, but negative RAT results within 24 hours of boarding are mandated. Upon arrival, a PCR test must be conducted at the airport, but there will be no need to wait for the

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The Queen as the most traveled monarch: 25 countries she visited

On September 8, Buckingham Palace announced that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, had “died peacefully at Balmoral.” The nation has now entered a period of mourning, both grieving for and celebrating the remarkable life and reign of Her Majesty.

Throughout her lifetime, the Queen achieved some incredible things. Not only did she provide inspiration to a post-war Britain and undertake a host of Royal duties in the UK; she also took her Royal visits further afield. With a prime focus on visiting countries in the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth II is thought to have visited at least 117 countries in her lifetime. This incredible feat makes her, by far, the most-traveled monarch in Britain’s history.

Even before she became Queen, Her Majesty traveled abroad when she was known as Princess Elizabeth, with her iconic 1947 tour seeing her visit South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana with her parents: King George VI and

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