U.S. eases 'Do Not Travel' advisory for Japan


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The fact is we don’t know how much COVID is in Japan due to the lack of testing and the fact that the infected can be asymptomatic.

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Hopefully, the increase in vaccinations will lead to Level 2 and eventually Level 1?

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the department has returned Japan to level 3, indicating a destination to which Americans should "reconsider travel."

does that apply to athletes coming to the Olympics

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Totally moot point, no travelers/tourists allowed in the country anyway, people from virtually every country on the plane have been banned with exception of permanent visa holders, so what exactly is the point of making these declarations.

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Why? Nothing has changed yet.

Definitely a lot more talking here. Some action, but nothing significant.

Still just a lot of talk and planning. They should at least wait till every prefecture starts rolling out the vaccine in masses.

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Good news. Interesting only 4 comments this item was posted at 6am. if it had been an advisory the other way there would have been 50 by now by the normal naysayers warning of impending doom along with more 'outrage' over the coming Olympics.

Moves in the right direction today - Good to see @Monty on another article commenting about vaccines.

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Japan won't let any foreigners in unless they're residents or Olympic athletes or royalty like Bach, so it doesn't really make any difference to the numbers coming. But what does matter is the loss of face for Japan. They must have really had a hissy fit and offered some sort of concession for big papa to back off.

Frankly, I'd be more worried that foreigners could get the virus in Japan, rather than bring it to Japan.

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I really wonder in which level considers USA to be itself with its more than 610.000 deaths and about 5.500.000 known active cases. Due to a lack of health insurance many low-income people just stay at home, even not looking for any medical treatment. Japan is doing much better. Same can be said also about South Korea and Taiwan - not so many people vaccinated, but by far less active cases and deaths compared to the US.

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That was quick.

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The CDC said it now views Japan as having a "high level of COVID-19 in the country

wtf are they talking about? Peoples daily lives are not even affected.

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Would it not be sufficient to require that visitors to Japan from the USA be fully vaccinated with a

CDC approved shot?

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I'm assuming this advisory has implications both ways, people going to Japan and people coming from Japan.

If so would mean travellers from Japan have less restrictions now or viewed as less of a risk

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Japanese borders remain closed. American borders remain closed except for those with special circumstances.

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American borders are not closed lol. Headed to Hawaii for vacation next month.

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American borders remain closed except for those with special circumstances.

Oh are they now? Tell that to my uncle that went on vacation to Costa Rica last month. If lying on a beach is a special circumstance, you may be right.

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Hello there

what is your nationality?

At present, all foreign nationalities are barred from visiting Japan as tourists or on businesss.

There are American travel restrictions for many nations.

The United States bars nearly all non-U.S. citizens who have within the previous 14 days been to China, the United Kingdom, Ireland, India, South Africa, Brazil, Iran and the 26 Schengen nations in Europe without border controls.

The border situation is complex for sure

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I wish they wouldn't do that.

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and just in

U.S. CDC eases travel recommendations on some 110 countries, territories including Japan

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Would it not be sufficient to require that visitors to Japan from the USA be fully vaccinated with a CDC approved shot?

You will be amazed how easy it is to produce fake CDC vaccination card. There is absolutely no security feature built into the CDC card and anyone can produce a fake one or pay someone to do it for like $20.

The EU vaccine passport mayby acceptable for entry into Japan, but absolutely not the CDC vaccination card. Yes, I have one in my hand right now, but I wouldn't trust another person's vaccination card.

Fake Covid-19 Vaccination Record Cards Are A Growing Problem, Says FBI

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US borders not closed. IF you have been in the UK, Schengen Zone, Iran, China, Brazil and a couple other places in the last 14 days and are NOT a legal resident then you will be denied boarding a plane and entry. Different rules for Guam and Hawaii I believe but maybe someone else can confirm that. PCR test within 72 hours required for all ports of entry . ESTA website open. UK citizens ARE allowed from Japan...@zichi

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As zichi said , this is not US easing advisory on Japan in particular but as part of a wide ranging easing on a bunch of other countries today.

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And the quarantine restrictions, another problem

Do I need to quarantine if I travel to the USA?

As per CDC’s latest update, vaccinated travelers and returning Americans are not required to quarantine on coming to the USA. CDC also states “that every state is different, and that people are encouraged to look into their local state mandates and laws before travelling”.

However, it is recommended that you get tested and stay home, and isolate after travel.

After travel information for unvaccinated people

Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.

Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.

If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.

If you don’t want to get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.

Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.

Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. Isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.

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Both the Canadian and Mexico land borders are closed for travel.

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..and you point @zichi? Nothing I stated is inaccurate. Land border open with Canada open for essential travel and trade...

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and we can all copy and paste - Thanks.

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America Canada Mexico borders closed for non-essential travel which includes tourists. As in all countries, travel restrictions may change with little warning. There are quarantine restrictions on those borders.

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so @zichi - at 1:11 you said 'Both the Canadian and Mexico land borders are closed for travel'. Clearly they are not.

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Kind of pointless, when Japan still has a Do Not Enter sign up at the airport...

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One week ok, another week not?

Putting thousands of people in confined spaces and millions of people using transport terminals in a single day in a pandemic?

When is that ok?

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@yohan, you have a so valid point actually, this only a USA saying "thank you" to Japan for allowing our vaccine industry to expand also here.

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Since the pandemic international travel has become a nightmare, complicated and more expensive. I need to travel to America and the UK but won't be going until the testing and quarantine restrictions are gone and vaccinated are free to travel. Hopefully, by next year I can go.

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Today 02:08 pm JST

so @zichi - at 1:11 you said 'Both the Canadian and Mexico land borders are closed for travel'. Clearly, they are not.

you are not 100% correct and I'm not 100% wrong. The Canadian and Mexico borders are open but closed to non-essential travel like tourism. They are both subject to restrictions.

The borders are not 100% open, nor 100% closed.

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Both the Canadian and Mexico land borders are closed for travel.

Well sorry - That's what you said to start with. Clear as mud - Thanks for your input.

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pretty clear everyone is just capitulating to whatever rather than just adhering to the science. Going for the Epsilon Variant I guess

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"U.S. eases 'Do Not Travel' advisory for Japan," is vague and likely nightmarish.

I am my spouse are not traveling anywhere we don't have to until this mess is over.

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For me this means a family reunion is going to happen sooner than I was expecting, excellent news.

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Would it not be sufficient to require that visitors to Japan from the USA be fully vaccinated with a

CDC approved shot?

Alas, that is the world we are heading towards. Get injected, or suffer discrimination. Very much the Chinese CCP model. The globalist great resetters love this, the populations should rise up against it.

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The Olympic ‘Spin’ continues. Perhaps Mr. Aso spent a little time on his knees at G7 last week getting these extra concessions?

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LOL very high level of COVID-19 equals one level less than COVID! Resulting in COVID!!

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Back the covert war on China, reek the rewards.

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Just goes to show that the world is a business!

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