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COVID-19

Date set for Australia-Japan travel bubble, but one big question remains
3 days ago

Date set for Australia-Japan travel bubble, but one big question remains

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Earlier this month, when Australian Prime Minster Scott Morrison floated the possibility of a travel bubble with Japan and South Korea, the news was met with a mix of approval …
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Quarantine-free travel bubble with Japan and Korea coming soon, says Aussie PM
2 weeks ago

Quarantine-free travel bubble with Japan and Korea coming soon, says Aussie PM

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In news that will delight Aussie skiers, Scott Morrison has revealed his intentions to “fairly quickly” open up a travel bubble between Japan and Korea, with the potential for even …
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Japan has eased border restrictions, but what does it mean for tourists?
3 weeks ago

Japan has eased border restrictions, but what does it mean for tourists?

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Japan has reopened its border to business people, students and technical trainees, with changes coming into effect on Monday. These include a reduction of the quarantine period from 10 days …
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Where in the world can you ski this winter?
1 month ago

Where in the world can you ski this winter?

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After two COVID-affected winters, skiers are itching to travel again. A recent survey of our readers found that 61% would travel to Japan for the 2021/22 winter if they were …
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Japan’s “ghost winter”: empty ski resorts, endless powder
2 months ago

Japan’s “ghost winter”: empty ski resorts, endless powder

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The 2019/20 winter was a bizarre one for any number of reasons. With COVID-19 border closures effectively putting Japan’s tourism industry at a standstill, there was of a crew of …
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Aussies could be flying to Japan by December in huge boost for ski season
3 months ago

Aussies could be flying to Japan by December in huge boost for ski season

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In what would be a huge boost for the Japanese ski season, Qantas has outlined plans for the resumption of international travel to some countries, likely including Japan, by mid-December. …
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68% of skiers want compulsory vaccination in ski resorts
4 months ago

68% of skiers want compulsory vaccination in ski resorts

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A recent survey of Ski Asia readers found that more than two thirds believe vaccination should be mandatory for ski resort users in Japan. Of the 875 users who completed …
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Film festival award-winner “I am Niseko” will leave you determined to return
9 months ago

Film festival award-winner “I am Niseko” will leave you determined to return

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There’s been nothing quite like “I am Niseko”, a short film produced by the team at Niseko Photography and Guiding, to capture the void left by COVID-19 in the once-bustling …
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Japan plans to open to tourists from April, quarantine to be scrapped
1 year ago

Japan plans to open to tourists from April, quarantine to be scrapped

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Japan’s borders will be open to foreign tourists by April if the government’s plan to open the country ahead of the postponed 2020 Olympics – now scheduled for summer 2021 …
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COVID-19 “travel bubble” could open up travel between Australia, NZ and Asia
2 years ago

COVID-19 “travel bubble” could open up travel between Australia, NZ and Asia

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In a positive sign for the Asian ski industry, Australia’s National COVID-19 Co-ordination Commission boss Nev Power has revealed that a “travel bubble” that includes Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, …
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