Famous places have been replaced by fun sights

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(CNN) – During the Easter holiday season, media outlets were flooded with images of happy holidays, many of whom took their first trip abroad since the onset of the illness.

Ski holidays in Switzerland. Beach vacation in Thailand. That long family trip promised to Disney World.

In fact, many travelers are already on the path and experts are already predicting a summer of travel turmoil to come, as the industry struggles to cope with the downturn and downturn. labor shortages.

‘Bad health’

A roll on UNWTO’s Destination Tracker showed that most of the destinations that rely on tourist funding have fallen short of traditional limits and are hosting tourists – while some are coming with some similar measurements. with Covid-19 tests necessary on arrival, tests before you fly, mandatory quarantine. if the tests are positive and so on.
But while most of the world’s most famous landmarks have reopened, there are some tourist favorites who don’t put limits on fun trips – even if they want to try, keep sick and relax. quarantine.

And most of them are in the Asia-Pacific region.

“We are starting to see the first signs of a return with markets such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia and Cambodia relaxing their borders and starting a return. ”said Liz Ortiguera, Executive Director of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), which has 650 member organizations, including national tour operators, travel companies and airlines.

“However, there are still some major markets in the country that are closed from a global perspective.

Japan has lifted restrictions on entry – but tourists still leave

As we toured the city’s landmarks, locals shared what makes Tokyo one of the world’s largest cities. Video on Black Buddha

Tourists wanting to hit Tokyo’s fish markets have to wait a long time to order their sushi.

Japan continues to suspend its immigration operations – the daily visitor limit has been increased to 10,000 people starting April 10, 2022 – but this is not the case. who engaged in fun tours.

For now, residents, residents, researchers, students, families of residents and business travelers can participate with prior permission. Some face quarantine, depending on where they come from.

So, when will Japan re -open to vacationers? The question of timing came to the conference hosted by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on April 8; however, no specific design has been published.

“We need to continue to make informed decisions about the state of the disease and global movements in each country,” he said. “It’s not decided yet.”

China is fighting to control epidemics

In Shanghai, he was seen as a refuge for foreigners who hurried out. Harsh Covid’s limitations not only restrict the freedom of living and the creation of jobs at the end of the financial career, but they also include the benefits of the inability of one. . CNN’s David Culver spoke to the separators about what they see.

Much has been said about the state of the global economy and the possibility that Chinese citizens will be able to travel abroad again.

By 2019, the number of tourists from China will increase to 155 million, according to the China Tourism Academy, making it the world’s largest market for overseas travel.

Nowadays, Chinese people are very weak when traveling abroad and those who are in about two weeks of quarantine on their return, sometimes even more.

But how do other tourists want to include a quarantine period in order to return to a vacation?

Those who want to fulfill their dream for a lifetime of walking on the Great Wall are waiting to take those steps. Foreigners are not allowed to take part in the fun journey at this time.

Even though that vaccine goal has been achieved, the country is still sticking to its zero-Covid plan because it is struggling to contain disease outbreaks in some cities, which cannot be welcomed by tourists at the time. to come.

Macao is not ready for the reopening, HK is pleased with the opening

Macao’s casinos are not limited to most international travel.

Macao’s casinos are not limited to most international travel.

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Bad news for travelers who want to hit the tables on one of Asia’s most popular tourist destinations and enjoy some Macanese food. There is no sign that Macao will open its borders to the world any time soon.
Tourists are barred from entering the country, except for those from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. And those who can go into quarantine for two weeks, except those who come from some Chinese cities.
According to a government news release in mid -April, business trips and students from outside mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong will be allowed to enter in the near future. But few details are given.

No more departure dates from Taiwan

Excited tourists visiting Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, should wait a little longer to visit.

Excited tourists visiting Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, should wait a little longer to visit.

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Other business trips are allowed to visit the island from March 7. From April 12, foreign families and Taiwanese residents will be able to apply for a visit with an additional visa.

Other trips are welcome to those with work / research visas, those coming to invest or visitors who are entering the humanitarian center.

But it’s not always easy for tourists to visit.

Other regions are reopening their borders, Chen Shih-chung, Taiwan’s Minister of Health and Welfare, said in February that the island would consider lifting travel borders so it doesn’t have to. to abandon the language of economics.

Without giving a new opening date, Chen said detainees would now be upgraded and non -travelers would be allowed to enter if the spread of the disease continued.

There is no limit to the number of Pacific islands

Samoa has not announced when it will reopen to tourism.

Samoa has not announced when it will reopen to tourism.

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According to a report called “Asia’s Travel-Ready Index 2022,” released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) last week, the island nations of Vanuatu and Fiji are among the most trusted. great to visit in the area.

Fiji, which accounts for 40% of the economy, will reopen by the end of 2021. It is on the EIU’s travel preparedness list, which focuses on three factors. measuring the perception of tourists: covering medicine on the go; ease of getting where to go; and quarantine requirements when they return to their place of residence.

Other Pacific islands include Tahiti, Palau and the Cook Islands.

However, some places in the area have been replaced by vacationers, including Samoa, Vanuatu, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Tonga and the Solomon Islands.

PATA CEO Ortiguera understands that situations are different and each traveler needs to consider his or her level of readiness and the opportunity to reconnect with the outside world as they navigate the difficult rest of life with living things.

“And to borrow an analogy used in the short term by WHO – every nation needs to navigate their own way down the mountain from this epidemic effect,” he said.

“If I look at Singapore as an example, the nation has been strongly driving the acquisition of Covid and is driving a potential door to reopen the market.

CNN’s Junko Ogura, Maggie Hiufu Wong and CNN’s Beijing office provided this presentation.

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