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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Milan cannot underestimate Dinamo Zagreb

AC Milan must not take Dinamo Zagreb lightly on Wednesday night as the Croatian side could hardly arrive feeling more confident.

Milan do not have much time to enjoy their win over Sampdoria as they are back in action on Wednesday as Dinamo Zagreb arrive at San Siro for a game that is huge in the scheme of qualification for the knockout stages.

Zagreb are currently first in Group E thanks to a 1-0 victory against Chelsea in the first round of action, which led to the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, and that should be warning enough that they are capable of causing issues.

The Croatian champions followed that up with a dramatic win in the HNL (Croatian top flight), beating Gorica thanks to Mislav Orsic’s goal in the 92nd minute. That padded their lead at the top of the table to ten points.

Speaking of Orsic, he is their

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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton travel in separate cars at Queen’s procession

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton traveled in separate cars to Westminster Hall, where the Queen’s body lies in state, before putting on a rare show of unity.

The royal pair, who have a frosty relationship at best, were both driven from Buckingham Palace to the 1,000-year-old hall behind the Queen’s coffin.

Meghan traveled with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, whereas Kate went with the Queen Consort, Camilla.

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The decision to travel separately came in stark comparison to feuding brothers Prince William and Prince Harry, who set their differences aside to walk side-by-side behind their father, King Charles.

Meghan was later seen standing alongside Kate – the new Princess of Wales – at the short service at Westminster Hall, with

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Australian women share American culture shocks after traveling for Burning Man festival

Australian women who flew to the US for Burning Man festival express their surprise at how ‘creepy’ American men are: ‘It was a big culture shock’

  • Two Australian women have revealed the big culture shocks visiting the US
  • From persistent and over confident men to not being able to find good coffee
  • The women’s video went viral with more than 1.7million people watching

Two young Australian women traveling in the US have revealed the major culture shocks they have experienced on their trip abroad so far: Brazen men, crazy driving and bad coffee.

Speaking to the camera Maria and her unnamed friend, who are from Brisbane explain how men in America appear to have more confidence and are extremely persistent.

‘The confidence in the men who approach

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Traveling to Hawaii? How Airline Call Centers Compare

Traveling to Hawaii?  How Airline Call Centers Compare

We’ve had the chance to speak with each of the call centers of the airlines that fly to Hawaii. Booking flights in order to do Hawaii flight reviews recently afforded us the opportunity to speak to several of these centers, and we decided to contact all of the remaining airlines to see how well they dealt with the same request. While not overly “scientific” in our approach, we did our best to be as evenhanded and consistent as possible. Results varied dramatically in terms of quality, phone systems, wait times, and call center agent interactions. One thing that’s good news, is that almost everyone is answering the phone much faster now. We had very few significant wait times in the process.

Keep in mind that if you are a frequent flyer with an airline, that can change your experience when calling customer service. The airlines are masters of data, and

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Largest Lake In The Lake District, England

Travel And LeisureMalaysia is a Asia’s vacationer capital. Millions of the vacationers from all over the world come to experience the very best of all Asian cultures in Malaysia, which is a melting pot of assorted cultures and traditions. Malaysia tourism is effectively organised, and does a lot for the tourists. There are varied methods to explore the country, however a Malaysia train tour is an upcoming and distinctive means.

Painting is among the most relaxing ways of spending ones leisure time. It gives a pure flow of thoughts which has actually no instructions and it makes the mind and soul relaxed. It gives satisfaction to a painter when one or two work out of ten turn out to be ok for his own eyes. That is what my painter/artist hubby said. Do your preparation before leaving. Insurance protection is a pre-requisite for rental vessels in most places. Ask the suppliers if … Read more