English Diary: I’m Going Back to Japan Tomorrow! 20220505 #2-84

Hello, welcome back to my channel. This is the Nomadnomado English diary of the 5th of May 2022.

Today I have very good news, which is that I will go back to Japan tomorrow! I went to have a PCR test on Tuesday and I received the result negative for Covid, which means that I am eligible to get on the plane.

The Japanese government requires all the travellers coming to Japan to show a certificate of negative test results for covid-19 conducted within 72 hours before the departure from the country where they are staying. So I had to have a PCR test three days before the flight and get a negative result. Otherwise, I won’t be able to get on board the plane.

I went to the clinic in Bournemouth which had a good reputation to have a PCR test on Tuesday. I was told that I would receive a test result in 24 hours to 36 hours. Yesterday evening, there was a phone call and my husband picked it up. It was an automatic announcement from that clinic, saying that my test result was ready and that I would receive it by email in 30 minutes. And I got it. It’s an amazing service.

Today, I need to fill-up the form after online checking in. My flight is at 8:40 am on Friday, departing from Heathrow Airport. It takes about one hour by car to get there from where we are staying. I have already booked a taxi coming to pick me up at four o’clock in the morning, so I should arrive at the airport early enough.

There was a bit of hassle with my flight this time. In the first place, I booked the flight on the 10th of May but the flight company changed my flight. Because of that, we had to re-organise everything, but in the end, I am happy that I will be able to go back to Japan in theory.

The last time I met my family in person was in 2020 March, when the pandemic happened. It will be my first time being in Japan in more than two years.

It’s a little sad to leave England after having such a nice time with our family and friends. But I am excited to go back to Japan at the same time, to meet my family and friends, and to enjoy Japanese food.

Having got the negative result, I would like to prepare some gifts for my family in Japan. I am going shopping today to buy something for them. My flights are for Narita via Zurich, Switzerland. I may be able to buy some more at Zurich airport where I will have one hour and twenty minutes to transit.

Alright, that’s all for now. Thank you for listening as usual. I hope you enjoyed this episode, and don’t forget to visit my website where you can find the English script of this episode.

I am always looking forward to receiving your comments, feedback and questions. Thank you again and until next time, goodbye.


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