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Bali reopens to foreign travelers but no international flights arrive

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Quarantine in a 4 star hotel for 5 days on Bali island or 10 days in Japan with an expensive test to follow.

Tourism in Japan won’t recover until 2022…

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That's good news I guess, rather than actual news involving corruption, mass killings and politicians promises. Hey welcome to 2 weeks on a Thailand beach. Soon you have to return to reality, but here is a T-shirt. don’t talk about our King? That’s jail time. Lovely.

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Yea I know my mistake Bali Thailand it’s so hard to distinguish between the two, make one mistake in either and that concrete wall could be anywhere.

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Seriously! After passing all the tests, entering Bali, quarantining in your Hotel room for 5 days, looks like you still have to wear a mask on the beach. WTH! Why even bother going at all!

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Sorry but I'm not going to sit in a hotel room for 5 days on "vacation".

8 ( +8 / -0 )

But on the bright side it won't be full of drunken Aussies? :)

4 ( +8 / -4 )

So sick of seeing 'quarantine' attached to all these 'opening up' articles. But things are moving in the right direction.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

@Mr Kipling

I'm Australian but I felt the same about the ski fields here last winter, looking forward to it again soon.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

It's all very well to go there, but for many people, returning to their home countries can be an expensive nightmare.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

I remember the days when you worried about catching something serious while visiting South East Asia, like malaria or nasty diarrhoeal diseases. Nowadays, we're worried about catching a cold.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

These SEA countries just don't get it yet. Casual tourists are not looking to fly 12-15 hours to pay for the privilege of sitting in quarantine for the first half of a vacation followed by restricted activities, curfews, multiple tests, etc. for the remainder of their stay.

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virus tests as well as their five-day quarantine accommodations

This is why people aren't travelling. Wake up!

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Thailand is scheduled to reopen a bit more freely from November- no quarantine at least. But the paperwork will still be a PITA, the primitive stick into the brain PCR test is still done, etc. But the worst is coming back to Japan. At present, you still have to do a 10 day to 2 week home quarantine. Who has time for that? I am hoping the J-govt gets smart and eases restrictions on returning residents.

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Anyone see the details of what the hotel quarantine means? (stay in room? stay on hotel grounds?)

Best I could find is this hotel which describes a quarantine package designed for you to stay in your room or villa (https://www.viceroybali.com/en/bali-quarantine-package/).

Anyway, it wont matter until probably 2022 when Japan figures out a way to reduce its quarantine.

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