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Breaking News – International Border Crossing Between Bougainville and Solomon Islands Opened

Bougainville Solomon Islands Border

In news that those of us involved in Pacific Island travel have been anxiously awaiting the international border crossing between Bougainville and Solomon Islands has been reopened. This fantastic news means that you will now be able to travel from the Autonomous Province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea to The Solomon Islands, a country […]

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Abkhazia Reopens to Tourism – 2024

Abkhazia Reopens to Tourism

YPT are pleased to announce that Abkhazia has now reopened to tourism following its closure due to Covid-19 and indeed the ongoing war in Ukraine. Abkhazia Reopens to tourism – what has been announced? Young Pioneer Tours have been told by our partners in Abkhazia that they will now process visas for our company to […]

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Can you be in two countries at once? The Abyei Question

Abyei

Can you be in two countries simultaneously at the same time? Well it turns out that you can, and no we are not talking about the Vatican City, or being in an embassy, this the strange tale of the Abyei Condominium! To read about visiting 3 countries in one city click here. Is it possible […]

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Travel corridor between Cambodia and Thailand to open

Travel corridor between Cambodia and Thailand

A travel corridor between Cambodia and Thailand will soon open after both countries agreed to mutually waive quarantine requirements.  To read our current international travel update, click here. What are the rules for entering Thailand Thailand initially announced a November 1st reopening to vaccinated tourists from ten countries, which has since expanded to forty-six, with […]

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Palau is now open to tourism

Palau is now open to tourism

Palau is now open to tourism – the first country in the region to open borders since the Covid-19 shutdown began.  To read about which countries are currently open to tourism click here. What are the requirements for entering Palau? Tourists wishing to enter Palau will need to have had both doses of a recognised […]

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Thailand to open to vaccinated tourists from 10 countries

Thailand to open to vaccinated tourists

Thailand to open to vaccinated tourists from 10 countries on November 1st, in the latest twist in the “what will the Thai’s do next” tourism question. To read about which countries are open to tourism click here. What has been announced and who are the ten countries? People from ten countries deemed “low risk” will […]

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UK Red List cut to 7 countries

U Red list

UK Red List cut to 7 countries in sweeping move that all, but opens citizens to global travel.  To read about which countries are open to travel click here. What is the UK Red List? The UK have operated countries into Green, Amber and Red lists. For countries on the red list,, of which there […]

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Bali open to tourism, but to a very limited degree

Timor Airplane

The tourist island of Bali open to tourism from mid-October, but before you get packing, not only is it to a limited degree, but comes with more than a few caveats. When will Bali open to tourism? According to the announcement some international flights will be resumed to the island. So far South Korea, China, […]

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Russia to open to tourism by August 9th – with multiple restrictions

Russia to open to tourism

Russia to open to tourism by August 9th according to a report by “Traveling Lifestyle”, although as yet there is scant other corroborating news. If the information proves to be correct it will be great news for our Soviet Tours , although with China closed will make taking the Trans-Siberian to Moscow this October still […]

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Thailand open to vaccinated tourists (again)

Thailand open to vaccinated tourists according to a new announcement from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). This follows on from what is slowly becoming a global trend for countries to open their borders to people who have received one of the World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccines. Note this does not currently include the […]

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