We crave positive travel news today. And in an age when headlines dominate, who has the time to read small print? Here are four popular travel stories from the past two months where the details are later clarified which makes the original headlines substantially less impressive than they appear at first. Japan can cover half your costs if you visit. If there are reports that Japan will pay for most of your travel expenses, it sounds too good to be true, that’s because it’s true. After international headlines pounced on reports that Japan was launching a new campaign to pay up to half the travel costs, Japanese authorities quickly curbed hopes. In a series of tweets on May 27, the Japanese Tourism Agency clarified that the new “Go to Travel” campaign was aimed at stimulating domestic, not international travelers. The campaign, which the agency noted was still “under consideration,” would begin after the Covid-19 pandemic ended The next day, the agency also placed a notice on the homepage of its website about “wrong information … reported by several media outlets. “Even if the plan is approved, the implication that Japan covers” half “of travel costs is also a stretch, especially for countries as expensive as Japan. Budget documents cited from the campaign show that travelers will qualify for lodging and meal vouchers up to 20,000 yen (US $ 186) per person per day Currently, most foreigners, including those from China, Australia, the United States, and most of Europe, are not permitted to enter Japan, those who are allowed due to “exceptional circumstances” are asked to quarantine for 14 days.2 Passengers get a Covid-19 blood test before flying What better way to quell fear of contracting the corona virus while flying than testing passengers before they board the plane? That’s what many people think of when they read the headlines that the Emirates is the first airline to do a quick Covid-19 test for departing passengers, unfortunately, that is not clear on at the time, it was a serological test for antibodies (which showed evidence of past infection), not active Covid-19 infection. While antibody tests help track pandemics (and to detect some level of immunity), they will not prevent leaflets from infecting each other during air travel. Rapid serological finger-prick tests check for the presence of antibodies, while Covid-19 infection tests are usually given through nasal swabs and saliva samples (at least for now). FABIR reports whether travelers will be refused a ride based on results, which is difficult to correct given that they tested the presence of only antibodies. Prick blood tests were given as part of an “additional precautionary measure” introduced by Emirates, and were initially given to passengers flying from Dubai to Tunisia. After the Dubai Health Authority, which conducted the test, found an efficacy rate of only around 30%, it banned testing. You can be tested at Vienna Airport, avoid quarantine. When Europe’s most popular tourist destination was closed to foreigners, international travelers saw the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel when headlines about testing the Vienna corona virus at the airport dominated the news page. Some international travelers think they can access Vienna if they can pass the Covid-19 test. Savava Mira Photography It is true that those who pay 190 euros (US $ 210) for a coronavirus test when landing at Vienna International Airport can pass the 14-day mandatory quarantine in the country if the test is negative. It is also true that this is available for “all passengers who arrive * or depart from the Vienna Airport.” But the asterisk is important: This shows that testing on arrival is only available to those who have both a residence in Austria and a valid residence permit. This information is now clearly located at the top of the Vienna International Airport corona virus testing web page with a large exclamation mark and the word “CAUTION” in all capital letters. Furthermore, coronavirus testing at the airport must be interpreted in conjunction with Austrian travel regulations, which state that until May 31: “Entry by air is prohibited for citizens of third countries from countries outside the Schengen area. Citizens of third countries who travel from within the Schengen area by air , must bring a medical certificate that proves negative Covid-19. test results or are obliged to carry out a 14-day quarantine. “The Schengen Area is a group of 26 European countries that have carried out border controls with each other.4. Countries will pay you to visit. While tourism boards around the world are planning strategies to lure travelers so safely to do so, a number of media outlets report on countries that will “pay you” to visit. A total of 75 million euros (US) $ 83 million tourism initiative that can pay for one night of a three-night trip along with vouchers for museum costs is one thing (assuming you qualify, of course); coverage of free sun loungers and tables on the coast of Bulgaria is more dangerous. It was also reported that Cancun, Mexico, was preparing for a campaign that included a two-one hotel stay and a return flight ticket, and that Cyprus would cover the costs of lodging, food and medicine for Covid-19 patients and their families if they were sick. while they were there. Randchev Bryag, or Sunny Beach, is the main seaside resort on the coast of Bulgaria. Adél BékefiHotels, cruise ships, tour companies and those involved in the travel industry are expected to offer generous incentives to lure tourists from their homes when the time is right. Free airline ticket and hotel room refunds are not important. But whether a travel agreement and the amount of free drugs to “pay you” depends on your own interpretation. .
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