Japan’s Plans on Reopening its Borders for International Travel – Jetlaggin
Connect with us

Destinations

Japan’s Plans on Reopening its Borders for International Travel

Published

on

Japan plans to start uplifting any pandemic related restrictions by October 1 and welcoming foreigners with permitted long-stay visas. In her report, she mentioned that the government intends on prioritizing people coming from countries that have been able to control the spread of COVID, such as New Zealand, Australia, and Vietnam. Despite the world having over more than 33 million coronavirus cases and more than 1 million deaths reported worldwide. Statistics show that Japan has only accumulated a small fraction of this, with over 83,000 cases and 1,564 deaths. To flatten the curve, Japan declared a national state of emergency way back April but was stopped shortly after announcing a full lockdown. Japan’s blueprint in reopening its borders consists of three phases that seem quite idealistic, some might say. According to them, the first phase of their plan would be to accept essential and business travelers. Second would be and students and educators, and lastly, the tourists. 

Plans and Restrictions for Travel

Upon entering the country, Japan requires travelers to test negative for COVID-19 and will most likely need anyone to conduct self-isolation first. Japan aims to remain vigilant as the strict protocol was implemented for those entering Japan to complete a two-week quarantine period to join the general public. Inside the city, public transportation hasn’t been significantly affected. However, for safety measures, airlines and long-distance bus companies have had to cut their services. Nevertheless, despite lifting restrictions on inter-prefectural travel on June 19, they will only allow travelers to use their public transits after 14 days upon their arrival. According to Kyodo News, the government is also considering limiting the entry to a maximum of 1,000 travelers daily. 

Tourism Alternatives

Aside from lifting restrictions on domestic travel in May, Japan has been preparing for tourists in the incoming months. It was reported that the Japanese luxury rail operators had rebooted services and the addition of Wi-Fi and workstations to encourage workers into the office at the national parks. Furthermore, according to Kyodo News, Japan also launched a new domestic travel subsidy program that provides deep domestic travel discounts. With high hopes, Japan awaits its grand reopening to make it easier for Japanese locals to travel. Over 100 countries have declared restrictions on Japanese travelers in which some were a response to Japan’s travel restrictions.

Cancellation and Closures

Although many tourist attractions were closed down in April and May, many began to reopen once again in early June. Establishments in Tokyo, Yokohama, and many more have somehow found a way to start a business once again. However, many other establishments are still closed for now, and most events and festivals around the country have been either canceled or postponed.

Up Next

The Plans of Maldives Become the First Country to Offer a Traveler Loyalty Program

Don't Miss

10 Tallest Buildings in US

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Destinations

10 Best Casinos Outside Las Vegas

Published

on

The United States has other casinos outside Las Vegas. Here is a list of the top 10 casinos that you can visit even without going to Crescent City.

There are more than 1,500 casinos spanning the entire US. Aside from the casinos that are located inside Las Vegas, gamblers can easily visit various casinos near their area. If you like playing a game or two—or three, it’d be nice to know the different casinos that might be near you. In this article, we decided to feature the 10 best casinos outside the Big Easy.

Mohegan Sun

Located in Uncasville, Connecticut, Mohegan Sun boasts of three casinos. These are Casino of the Sky, Casino of the Wind, and Casino of the Earth. To provide you with even more entertainment choices, the three floors in between these casinos feature about 5,000 slot machines, 42 poker tables, 275 table games, a race book. If you like playing Asian table games like Pai Gow Poker, Baccarat, and Sic Bo, you can also visit the Sunrise Square. You can even find a couple of smoke-free areas, sections that are dedicated to non-smoker visitors.

Pechanga Resort and Casino

Branded as California’s largest casino, the Pechanga Resort and Casino measures 188,000 square feet. It has over 4,000 slot machines, a 700-seater Bingo area, 154 table games, and a non-smoker poker section.

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City

You can also visit the Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City that’s located in New Jersey. It has 2,172 slot machines, a 3,800 square feet sportsbook, and a daily poker tournament.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa

If you’re in Florida, this can be your new hangout as it boasts of over 4,000 slot machines, 46 poker tables, and a multitude of table games.

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

If you’re tired of Las Vegas but still want to visit a casino within Nevada, you can check out the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino that’s located in Reno, Nevada.

Casino Del Sol

For Tucson, Arizona gamblers, you can visit Casino Del Sol. Players can enjoy various table games for the minimum expense of $3 per game.

Ocean Casino Resort

Another Atlantic City gambling destination is the Ocean Casino Resort. Aside from its multiple slot machines and Sportsbook, it has the biggest Topgolf Swing Suite in the whole United States.

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Another casino that’s located in Reno, Nevada, the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa has 1,400 slot and poker machines. It even provides guests with a tropical-themed experience.

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City

Another popular destination is the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City. This New Jersey casino has 2,115 slot machines and various poker and play tables to check out. It also provides customers with an Asian gaming area that allows visitors to play Baccarat, Asian Poker, and Pai Gow.

Foxwood Resort Casino

Ranked as the best casino outside of Las Vegas, the Foxwood Resort Casino is located in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Offering around 4,500 slot machines and numerous gambling amenities, visitors will surely enjoy the place. The place even boasts four hotels to choose from and more than 30 restaurants, as well. If you’re looking for your new staycation and gambling destination, the Foxwood Resort Casino is a must-try.     

Continue Reading

Destinations

Most Beautiful Spring Vacation Destinations in the US

Are you looking to plan a spring break destination but wanted to stay away from the Frat boy party? Not everyone wants to wake up hungover with permanent marker drawn all over their faces and for those proud people, we have some beautiful places they can visit.   For those of us trying to enjoy the wonders of our country without being blackout drunk, search no more. Here are six awesome choices for travelers looking for beauty instead of the party. Check out the most beautiful destinations in America this spring.

Published

on

Are you looking to plan a spring break destination but wanted to stay away from the Frat boy party? Not everyone wants to wake up hungover with permanent marker drawn all over their faces and for those proud people, we have some beautiful places they can visit.   For those of us trying to enjoy the wonders of our country without being blackout drunk, search no more. Here are six awesome choices for travelers looking for beauty instead of the party. Check out the most beautiful destinations in America this spring.

 

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston South Carolina is a great place to start any list of cute springtime cities. The cobblestone streets bring a real uniqueness to the city. You’ll feel like you stepped back in time with the vintage restored homes and moss covered trees. It feels like walking through a storybook here, you’ll fall in love for sure.

 

Ennis, Texas

This small Texas town is home to the most outstanding collection of wildflowers West of the Mississippi. The prairie here in spring erupts with purple and blue wildflowers and is truly remarkable. The small town is very open to tourism and actually keeps track of where the best flowers are, so check before you go.

 

The Grand Canyon

Springtime in the Canyon is the perfect time. The weather is great, not too cold and not too hot, just right for hiking and exploring. Officially the offseason or shoulder season, the Grand anyone is quiet this time of year. The lines are manageable and the parking lots are half empty. Take a donkey tour to the bottom or make a weekend of it and camp out near the flowing Colorado River. The hidden waterfall of the Grand Canyon is flowing super heavy now and the beautiful pool underneath is waiting to be swum in.

 

Holland, Michigan

The tulip fields of Holland Michigan are spectacular and so wonderfully majestic. If the views here don’t bring a tear to your eye then you aren’t truly appreciating the beauty. Each May, millions of tulips come into full bloom here and the annual Tulip Time Festival is raging. The town’s Dutch heritage isn’t lost as its architecture shines, with windmills and all.

 

Savannah, Georgia

Enjoy the Deep South before the heat and humidity of summer take over. Savannah is glorious during the springtime and tourists should play attention. The cute little city has plenty of Spanish moss and bright azaleas to make it so picturesque. The riverfront area is alive with tall ships and modern yachts cruising by.

 

Washington, DC

Every spring our Nation’s capital is covered in beautiful pink flowers as the Cherry Blossom trees bloom. Originally given to America as a gift from Japan, the Cherry Blossoms are planted all around the National Mall, which has all our monuments. The National Cherry Blossom festival happens the first weekend of bloom for these trees and is a spectacle to be seen. The city is alive with tourists and fun events for the entire family. Highlights include the cherry blossom parade and kite festival.

 

Continue Reading

Destinations

Best Architecture in the US by City

America is a country full of history and its cities show some serious architectural range. These 10 cities have awesome and unique architectural styles throughout them and have some pretty special buildings that should be visited. I compiled a list of cities in the US that have very unique architectural styles and interesting buildings.

 

Published

on

America is a country full of history and its cities show some serious architecture range. These 10 cities have awesome and unique architectural styles throughout them and have some pretty special buildings that should be visited. I compiled a list of cities in the US that have very unique architectural styles and interesting buildings.

 

Norfolk, VA

Norfolk Virginia is a port city that has been around since the 1600s. Neighborhoods with fancy and ornate plantation style estates are surrounded by dense city centers.   Very interesting row houses are typical here showing their rich history and beauty. Come for the near by Virginia Beach boardwalk and stay for the very inspiring Scope Arena. Hosting bands like the Grateful Dead and The Rolling Stones, the arena is stylish and futuristic looking.   Side note, the arena is built on a marsh and is slowly sinking at an average of 5 centimeters a year.

 

Las Vegas, NV

What is this “city” doing on this list? Well, Vegas is special because it has every style thrown together in a hodge-podge on the famous strip. Casinos are awesome and grandiose if they are anything. The newer buildings are so epic that even purists enjoy them.

 

Pittsburgh, PA

For a region that is so ruggedly beautiful the Steel city’s architecture actually matches the surrounding area pretty well. The downtown high-rises are spectacular and the Victorian homes on the North Side are eloquent. With tons of scenic vistas, the city has an excellent cityscape and skyline that’s pretty impressive.

 

Philadelphia, PA

The other side of the state of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia is known for eclectic styles and American history. From the Liberty Bell to Constitution Hall, Philly is full of Colonial American style. Check out Loews Hotel for an awesome architectural hotel.

 

New Orleans, LA

If it were up to just me, I’d put New Orleans at the top of the list. The Cajon city has so much rich history with French, Spanish, Creole, Caribbean and European influences. The French quarter may be the most popular among tourist but it’s the stereotypical shotgun homes Victorian mansions that really shine.

 

Charleston, SC

Populated by church steeples and classic row houses, Charleston is not your stereotypical architectural city. The downtown area is walk able and a dream for fans of cobblestone streets and a distinctly European feel.

 

Providence, RI

All you have to do is head to College Hill and hang around Brown University. The school has a rich history and beautiful buildings. With a mix of revolutionary war era homes to cape cod bungalows, Providence has plenty to look at.

 

Chicago, IL

After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, Chicago had to switch from wood to metal. Gone were the stereotypical wooden row houses and replaced by huge steel behemoths. Chicago has an impressive skyline with so many tall skyscrapers. The bridges that cross the Chicago River are the real stars. You have so many drawbridges in the downtown areas that bridge fans can spend weeks here.

 

Savannah, GA

Come to Savannah for the perfectly maintained and preserved downtown neighborhoods. Houses look exactly like they did 200 years ago and are restored with amazing accuracy.

 

Buffalo, NY

The number one city on our list is Buffalo New York. The birthplace of American Architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright, Buffalo is a dream. Filled with beautiful old school architecture mixed with incredible forward thinking modern designs.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Facebook

Destinations1 hour ago

10 Best Casinos Outside Las Vegas

Guides3 hours ago

Save Big Bucks on Airline Tickets with these Tips

Destinations18 hours ago

Most Beautiful Spring Vacation Destinations in the US

Destinations1 day ago

Best Architecture in the US by City

Destinations2 days ago

New Banksy Hotel Opens in West Bank

Destinations2 weeks ago

Cheapest Caribbean Destination: Punta Cana VS Cancun

Guides4 weeks ago

The Best Places to Ride a Hot Air Balloon in the USA

Destinations2 weeks ago

Incredible Caves To Explore

Travel4 weeks ago

Don’t Ride Elephants on Vacation!

Travel4 weeks ago

Don’t Die from DVT on your Next Vacation

Tags

Trending

  • Destinations3 months ago

    Safe Travel Spots For Travel Currently

  • Destinations3 months ago

    Stay With The Animals At These Awesome Hotels

  • Destinations3 months ago

    All-Inclusive Resorts Outside The Caribbean!

  • Destinations3 months ago

    Touring Nashville!

  • Destinations3 months ago

    The Best Cruises For Every Family Type

  • Featured3 months ago

    Amazing Agritourism Getaways For Foodies

  • Destinations3 months ago

    International Traveling On A Budget During Covid

  • Featured3 months ago

    How To Make A Healthy Gas Station Meal