The Kazakh government announced its intention to include 17 new countries on the list during the first Kazakhstan Tourism Development Forum that kicked off on Friday in the city of Aktau on the coast of the Caspian Sea.
In the first half of this year, the country’s entry and exit authorities recorded a total of 168 million arrivals and departures from the Chinese mainland, which is around 49 percent of the figure in the same period in 2019, according to the National Immigration Administration.
The Blue Dream Star sailed a day after China opened the way for more international travel by its citizens, lifting pandemic restrictions on group tours for more countries, including key markets such as the United States, Japan, South Korea.
In general, the DOT requires airlines to provide full refunds, even for nonrefundable tickets, if a flight is cancelled, so the passengers from United flight 40 on July 3 would be entitled to their money back.
Naha Airport, located in Okinawa’s capital city and the main gateway to the prefecture, resumed operations on Thursday after shutting down for two days. The transport ministry said 304 flights were cancelled.