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

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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Saudi Arabia to reopen for tourism as of August 1st

Saudi Arabia to reopen for tourism as of August 1st according to a report from Reuters. In a statement released by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Tourism they stated; “Vaccinated tourists will be allowed to enter without having to be institutionally quarantined upon providing a negative Covid-19 PCR test and a vaccination certificate,” This has […]

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Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Overnight Tours Return! ☢️

We have just received some incredibly exciting news from our partners in Ukraine that is now once again possible to embark on overnight tours of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. This new development coupled with recently relaxed entry requirements into Ukraine and the removal of the hordes of tourists that stormed the zone in 2019 after […]

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Tibet reopens to tourism

As of the 11th of May, 2021 we have received confirmation from our local partners in Lhasa that Tibet has reopened to tourism for travellers of all nationalities. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Tibet has been closed to tourism even as China has dealt with the pandemic and its cities have seen life back to […]

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Cyprus Opens Borders to Vaccinated Tourists

In this current, rather depressing climate, there are few things we love more than delivering some rare good news. Today, we have just that! In an effort to revive their hard-hit tourist industry, Cyprus has announced they have opened their borders to vaccinated tourists from today! Luckily, we have been planning a Dark Cyprus tour […]

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EU to open to tourism

The EU to open to tourism is a huge shake up for the European travel industry. The EU commission has recommended easing restrictions on non-essential which basically means tourists travelling from non-EU states. The EU Commission tweeted the following on the 3rd of May, 2021. “Time to revive EU tourism industry and for cross-border friendships […]

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Iraq Visa on Arrival for Citizens of 38 Countries

As of March 15th 2021, the Iraqi government has launched a new visa program that allows citizens of 38 countries to apply for a visa on arrival at Baghdad, Najaf and Basra airports. USA, UK, France, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland European Union countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic […]

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EU to introduce Digital Pass for travel

The EU have announced that they are working on a digital pass to facilitate travel throughout the EU this summer and beyond. The European Commission has said it will present a legislative plan later this month for what it’s calling a “digital green pass”. This follows hot on the heels of Spain announcing they were […]

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YPT announce partnership with mighty Chuoni FC

Chuoni FC and YPT! Young Pioneer Tours are proud to announce a new partnership with leading Zanzibar Premier League side Chuoni FC. Who are Chuoni FC? Chouni FC was formed in 1984 by a group of students from a Madrassa (Islamic School) and their teachers. The name itself in Swahili, Chuoni means “College”. The club […]

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COVID-19 / Coronavirus Travel Update – Which countries are open for tourism?

Coronavirus travel update. Welcome to the YPT COVID-19 / Coronavirus travel updates page. With this page we aim to give up to date travel advice on which countries are open to tourism during the current pandemic. As you might imagine one of the most frequent questions we are getting asked right now is which countries […]

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