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Chris Hassett vip

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2021.01.15 13:46

Good evening Hello Talk!
After 16 hours finally arrived back

in Japan! 🇬🇧 ✈️ 🇯🇵
Here’s my short story of traveling during covid.

Leaving London you need a negative Covid test, and upon arriving they test you again in Japan.
Waiting around the airport for 3 hours after a long journey isn’t enjoyable, but I can see how hard the staff there are working to keep everyone safe. Super organized dealing with difficult passengers and speaking English. I have a lot of respect for them.

This sign in the test center made me laugh so much though, it’s amazing.
For the test you have to put saliva into a test tube, so to help out they have kindly pinned up a picture of a lemon and some plums 😂 😂 😂 🍋 🍋
They didn’t need to do it, and it’s a little silly, but it’s that little extra effort that just shows how the Japanese are such a welcoming people. I wouldn’t expect to find a sign like that at Heathrow.

Now I’m staying in a hotel for 3 days at the airport under strict quarantine, so no leaving this room. I get 3 meals a day and there is a security guard in the hallway. I’m not sure if he is there to keep me in, or to keep other people out. Seen as I’m the one who will have been tested 3 times in 3 days I’m feeling pretty clean. I like to think he is there to keep other people away from me now, it must be VIP treatment 😂 👮

I’ll check back in with you when I leave, stay safe and wash your hands! 🧼 🖐 💚
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  • Ai 2021.01.15 13:51

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    Enjoyed your story 😊 Thanks for sharing and stay safe ✨
  • Show 2021.01.15 13:53

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    @Chris Hassett 色々気をつけて下さい🙌弁当にちゃんとサラダがついてるのは面白かったけど🤣
  • Ryou 2021.01.15 13:53

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    Thank you for sharing your experience! It’s very interesting and useful😄
  • Sally サリー 2021.01.15 13:56

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    I'm surprised at your story because I thought Japanese government prohibit all people to entry into Japan.
  • Sarahさら 2021.01.15 13:57

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    That's interesting 😁 I'm curious what kind of visa you have 🤔 because government now don't let people enter the country unless they have special reason
  • Chicaちか 2021.01.15 14:29

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    Really interesting! 🙂 Take care not to get infected in Japan 😷
  • cassie 2021.01.15 14:37

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    it was super long travel お疲れ様。well I m surprised only 3days quarantine. But it’s helpful the real quarantine life in japan. And totally not follow the news said..!
  • Kōji 2021.01.15 14:40

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    It was a very rare experience🍋😝
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.15 15:16

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    @Ai Glad I could make your evening a little more interesting, thank you, you too! 🙇 🙇
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.15 15:17

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    @Show Thank you! Yeah they are keeping us healthy here! 🥗 🥗
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.15 15:19

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    @Ryou Glad you enjoyed it Ryou! 🤙🤙
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.15 15:21

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    @Sally サリー You’re right Japan is closed to everyone for visiting purposes! But diplomats and residents can return if they have a negative covid test before travel. Airports and planes are almost empty it’s so strange 😲😲😲
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.15 15:23

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    @Sarahさら I’m a resident so luckily I was still eligible to return! But people from the UK have to quarantine twice 😂 🇬🇧 (Why I’m in the hotel now)
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.15 15:24

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    @Chicaちか thank you Chika! You too take care these days! 😷
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.15 15:26

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    @cassie Thanks Cassie! Actually this is just the first quarantine, I’ll quarantine again for 2 weeks after this 😂 😂
  • Kaho 2021.01.15 15:26

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    Stay safe Why were you able to come to Japan? Do you have a work visa? How long do you stay the hotel where you are staying now? Is it free or do you pay some money? Lots of questions but I would like to know those, thank you😌
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.15 15:26

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    @Kōji right! 😂 🍋 🍋
  • Papa3 2021.01.15 15:29

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    Welcome back and I’m glad to hear your test result was negative. Your room of “the quarantine hotel” looks so nice, but I think you wouldn’t have a comfortable staying😭 Stay safe✋️
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.15 15:31

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    @Kaho No problem Kaho! There’s a lot of confusion so happy to give people details, 1. I’m a resident, residents are still able to return from abroad 2. This hotel stay will be 3 days. There is a covid test at the beginning, and another test on day 2 (after this I’ll begin the regular 2 week quarantine) 3. It’s free! Thank god 😂 I was expecting a cheap business hotel but actually this hotel is really nice! We get 3 meals a day too which are also free It’s strict of course but all of the staff have been amazing さすがJapan ✌️
  • Shingo 2021.01.15 15:32

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    Welcome back Chris!!!! I missed you pretty much😁
  • Kaho 2021.01.15 15:48

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    @Chris Hassett Thank you for explaining the details, Chris. Ahhh, that's why you came back to Japan😌 So you have to stay 2 more weeks in the hotel...it sounds hard but good luck for yourself and Japanese !! Is that free??😳 I can't believe that and the Japanese government should require a fee. I heard you have to pay for your quarantine in some country. I know you feel lucky but it is paid from our tax....😭😭 what do you think that? レモンのポスターはおもしろいアイディアだね、日本らしいサービスで好き😍笑
  • mayu 2021.01.15 22:08

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    It's very popular to show the picture of sour food like sour plums and lemons in Japan when you put saliva into test tube, so I thought it was popular among the world, haha.😂
  • cassie 2021.01.15 23:29

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    @Chris Hassett awww.3days+2weeks. 😂only2weeks is enough why still doing 3days 😅quarantine home or still hotel?大変だなぁ
  • Hana 2021.01.15 23:35

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    You’ve had a tough day!😳Take it easy and enjoy this rare experience
  • Sarahさら 2021.01.16 01:39

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    @Chris Hassett Oh I got it👍Yeah because new type of COVID-19 vírus has found there ...we have to be strict 😂 Japanese government tightened regulations from 14th so if you arrived before, their treatment might have been different...🤔 Anyway it's good that the process has been running smoothly 😊
  • chouchou 2021.01.16 09:58

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    お疲れ様でした!大変だったんですね!
  • Yukie 2021.01.16 10:24

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    Welcome back. I really worried you could come back to Japan. 🛩
  • NaNa 2021.01.16 10:48

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    👧🏨 I wonder If you are a vegan, they would serve vegan meals?🤔(Just out of my curiosity ..because I’m a vegan🥦)
  • Yu 2021.01.16 15:49

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    I am due to go back Japan next month from England. So your exprience, imfomation are very helpful for me. Thank you for sharering✩.*˚
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.22 03:29

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    @Shingo Thank you Shingo! Hows the family? 🙂
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.22 06:38

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    @Kaho you’re welcome Kaho, I think you misunderstood. The hotel quarantine is only 3 days. After that you quarantine at your own home. Theres very few people at the hotel so I don’t think it’s a huge problem, but I see your point. 2 weeks would be too much. Don’t forget the hotel residents are also Japanese tax payers too;)
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.22 06:40

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    @mayu really? I had no idea! I thought this was an idea someone had thought of just recently. Haha well I haven’t seen it before 😂
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.22 06:42

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    @cassie Thanks Cassie:) I guess because UK is considered a high risk country at the moment, they want to take extra precautions 💊
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.22 06:43

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    @Hana Thanks Hana! You’re so positive that’s awesome! 😁😁✌️
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.22 06:44

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    @Sarahさら Thanks Sarah! That’s right my timing was bad 😂
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.22 06:45

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    @chouchou ありがとうChou! 🙇 🙇
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.22 06:47

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    @NaNa absolutely! You fill out a form at the beginning if you have any special dietary requirements, so you would be fine:) you’re so healthy! 🥦 🥬🌽
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.22 06:48

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    @Yu no problem Yu, glad I could help! It was difficult for me to get information before I travelled too so I’m glad I could help you 👍
  • NaNa 2021.01.22 12:57

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    @Chris Hassett Thank you for answering my question❤️☺️ 🥦
  • Shingo 2021.01.22 16:29

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    @Chris Hassett my family is pretty good! How was your trip as well?
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.23 07:24

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    @NaNa anytime Nana:)
  • Chris Hassett 2021.01.23 07:25

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    @Shingo good to hear! I bet first new year with your boy was great 👍 👍 Haha my trip was.. long 😂 all recovered now
  • Kaho 2021.01.23 07:58

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    @Chris Hassett Thank you for explaining more and I understand well😌 Yeah you're right!! Residents like you pay tax too.
  • Shingo 2021.01.23 15:43

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    @Chris Hassett that’s right! I’m glad to hear that😊

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