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When Will Japan Reopen in 2021?

When will Japan lift its travel ban and reopen for international tourists? We closely monitor foreign visitor advisories, news, plans for Tokyo’s Summer Olympics, states of emergency, vaccine passports, and inoculation progress. (Updated July 23, 2021.) The troubled Tokyo Olympics are officially underway, but begin under a cloud of surging cases, slowing vaccinations, adamant opposition […]

Los Angeles & Orange Counties Resume Reopening

There’s good news for Southern California! Thanks to plummeting cases and positivity rates coupled with soaring vaccination numbers, both Los Angeles and Orange Counties have re-entered the red tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy on March 15, 2021. California’s system for reopening is a four-tier, color coded classification that was introduced last […]

When Will National Parks Reopen?

The U.S. National Parks have begun a phased approach to reopening, following the extended closure of Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Great Smoky Mountains NP. This means some locations and areas will open sooner than others, and with modifications to park hours and operations. In this post, we’ll list which of the 62 U.S. National […]