Articles tagged “testing”

Tourism

Why Thailand Is the Best Bet for Russian Tourists These Days

Thailand needs tourists and Russians need to travel. The equation seems to have worked out pretty well so far for the two countries.

Why Thailand Is the Best Bet for Russian Tourists These Days

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India Makes Covid Test Mandatory for Arrivals From China and 5 More Asian Countries

India is making a PCR Covid test mandatory for inbound arrivals from China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea, from January 1. Passengers arriving in India from any of these six countries would be required to upload results of tests not older than 72 hours before departure along with a self-declaration on the…

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Hong Kong Finally Removes Restrictions on Inbound Arrivals Who Test Negative

After a whole lot of "will they, won't they," Hong Kong has finally announced that visitors to the destination would no longer be subject to home monitoring for three days. Inbound travelers testing negative upon arrival would be allowed to move freely around the city from Wednesday onwards. The city state has finally ended its…

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Hong Kong Eases Testing for Inbound Arrivals

A day after China announced some major changes to its controversial zero-Covid policy, Hong Kong on Thursday announced that inbound arrivals would need to undergo daily rapid antigen tests for five days, instead of seven days. However, international travelers coming into the city would still need to take a polymerase chain reaction test on landing…

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Qatar Drops Pre-Arrival Covid Test Requirement Right in Time for World Cup

Qatar will be dropping its requirement of a pre-arrival negative polymerase chain reaction test from November 1, just in time for the FIFA World Cup that kicks off from November 20. Qatari citizens and residents coming into the country will also not be required to undergo a rapid antigen or polymerase chain reaction test within…

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Qatar Requires World Cup Visitors to Produce Negative Covid Test Upon Arrival

Fans attending soccer's World Cup in Qatar this November and December must show proof of a negative Covid test upon arriving in the country, event organizers said on Thursday. All visitors above the age of six must produce a negative result from a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure or a rapid antigen…

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Taiwan to End Quarantine for Inbound Arrivals From October 13

In the latest round of easing travel restrictions, tourists coming in to Taiwan will not be asked to undergo mandatory Covid-19 quarantine from October 13, the ministry of health and welfare announced on Thursday. From October 13, inbound arrivals to Taiwan would require to self-monitor for seven days instead of undergoing mandatory quarantine. While the…

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South Korea to Lift Pre-Arrival Testing for Inbound Travelers This Week

South Korea will be lifting its requirement for a pre-arrival Covid test to enter the country from Saturday, according to local media reports. The scrapping of pre-arrival tests would be for all arrivals into South Korea, regardless of their vaccination status or the country of departure. However, incoming travelers would still need to take a…

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Japan Mulls Scrapping Pre-Arrival Test for Inbound Travelers

Japan is finally considering to end the pre-arrival Covid tests for vaccinated travelers coming from foreign countries, according to local media. Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida,¬†also hinted at eased border controls in a virtual news conference on Monday. The decision to ease restricstions would depend on the daily Covid count being reported in the country.…

Airlines

U.S. to End Covid Test Requirement for Incoming Air Travelers

Airlines had been clamoring for the government to drop the pre-departure testing requirement for a long time, since they viewed it as a significant impediment to a complete recovery. Travelers aren't too sad about this development either.

U.S. to End Covid Test Requirement for Incoming Air Travelers