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Discussion in 'Holidays & Travel' started by chainbolt, May 29, 2012.

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    It looks like the infection rate in Japan is sharply declining
     
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    I got mine. They are very small. And if wash them, they become even smaller.
     
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    At this rate my trip in October may still go ahead. I was 80% sure it wasn't going to happen a few weeks ago, but with how Aus and Japan are going things are looking up.
     
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    At this moment no foreigner can enter. I think this will stay in place until June, because the "emergency" status will be prolonged for another 4 weeks.

    Assuming they lift the ban, would you go, even if they keep the 2 week quarantine requirement in place?
     
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    2 week quarantine to enter.. and 2 week quarantine at your home country. ... not worth it.

    i got a trip booked in october also ... i will definitely try and cancel or rebook for next year.. even if we find a vaccine by that time... i think the virus should die out by then.
     
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    No, would mess up the timing significantly. This was the major sticking point left in the plan going ahead.

    At this stage though, it's too far out to cancel things as I won't get a refund on flights. I could cancel all my bookings on booking.com (no deposit there) but I don't think Airbnb would give me a refund.
     
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    I understand, if you don't get a refund for an October ticket. Airline will assume that at that time any ban will be lifted. Let's hope this will actually be the case.
     
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    Only 88 new cases on Saturday, 37 of them in Tokyo.

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    Good to see some decent progress being made
     
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    And good demonstration about the impact of a lockdown. Initially they went only after clusters, but when it became clear they cannot contain the outbreak with this approach alone, they declared at the beginning of April a lock down and 2 weeks later the infections started to decline.
     
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    Went for a solitary walk yesterday for about 2 hours in the sun, was beautiful. However wearing the mask generated a lot of extra heat, it might be triggering some heat exhaustion in kids/older ones this Summer.
     
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    In particular for jogging. Everywhere they tell you now to wear a mask if you jog. On NHK, they even showed a clip demonstrating how the droplets from a heavy breathing jogger hang behind him for 10 meter like a banner.

    Quite difficult to avoid a mask in lovely Japan. But I can't run with a mask, so I am carefully looking for a course where I'm almost alone.
     
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    State of emergency lifted in all but 7 prefectures. Now we wait and see what will happen.

    I still did not get my cash handout.:(
     
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    Mt. Fuji to be closed in summer due to coronavirus



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    Anyway, I doubt there will be much tourism this summer in Japan. ATM tourists are not even allowed in.
     
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    Well I just received an email from Jetstar offering a credit on my flights. That just leaves AirBnb to decide if they are going to refund my deposits.
     
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    Credit means what? A refund, or a voucher?

    It looks like my flights with Thai Airways TYO/BKK/TYO will not be refunded, either way :sick:
     
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    Yes, a voucher. Which is not the best, but we have some other holiday destinations planned so it won't go to waste.
     
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    Good, because the entry ban for foreigners is still in place, and it seems it will not be lifted any time soon.
     
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    I got bookings with JAL in oct ... nothing happening to Japan Airlines is there? I think I'd at least want some vouchers..
     
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    It seems JAL is ok at this moment. JAL went through a major restructuring program some years ago, and it seems they were in reasonable good shape when the crisis started.

    Not sure about October. I would expect that the ban for incoming foreigners is lifted then. But maybe they keep the 2 week quarantine?
     
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