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Palau president invites Taiwan's VP to visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Presidential Office Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) on Monday (Sept. 7) said that Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr. has invited Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) to visi...

Taiwan ally Palau reports 2 COVID cases imported from Guam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palau has reported two COVID-19 cases imported from Guam, but its travel bubble with diplomatic ally Taiwan is not in danger, reports said Saturday (Aug. 21). Neverthel...

1st flight of Taiwan-Palau travel bubble brings home happy travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first flight returning home with passengers who visited Palau under the mutual travel bubble arrived at Taoyuan International Airport on Wednesday (Aug. 18), reported ...

Palau limits travel bubble with Taiwan to already vaccinated or registered vaccine tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Only travelers already vaccinated and those registered to receive COVID-19 shots in Palau will be allowed to take part in the travel bubble with Taiwan, the Pacific island...

First flight from Taiwan to Palau departs under renewed travel bubble

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of 148 travelers departed Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for Palau on Saturday (Aug. 14) as Taiwan's long-suspended travel bubble with the Pacific island...

Resumption of Taiwan-Palau travel bubble draws COVID vaccine tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first flight after the resumption of the Taiwan-Palau travel bubble Saturday (Aug. 14) is 90% full, with the majority of travelers having registered for COVID-19 vacci...

Taiwan and Palau set to resume COVID travel bubble on Aug. 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Palau are close to an agreement on resuming their quarantine-free travel bubble as early as Aug. 14, with individual travelers also covered by the deal, reports...

Taiwan in talks over travel bubbles with Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Guam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the success of the Taiwan-Palau travel bubble, the Tourism Bureau announced on Thursday (April 22) that it is actively negotiating with Vietnam, Guam, Hawaii, th...

Palau President Whipps welcomes eased 'travel bubble' rules with Taiwan

Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr. said Wednesday (April 14) that he welcomed Taiwan's decision to ease the COVID-19 prevention regulations for Taiwanese returning home after visits to his countr...

Palauan president sports ambigram cap during visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palau President Surangel Whipps, Jr. was spotted on Wednesday (March 31) wearing a cap showing the English words “Hello Taiwan,” which also displayed the Chine...

Taiwan travel agencies observe slow sales for tours to Palau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese travel agencies offering package tours to Palau under the "travel bubble" agreement said they had received fewer bookings than expected, possibly due t...

US ambassador visits Taiwan for 1st time in 42 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Sunday (March 28) saw the arrival of the first sitting U.S. ambassador since diplomatic ties between the countries were severed 42 years ago. On Sunday, Palau...

Taiwan ally tells China 'Don't tell me who my friends can be'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palauan President Surangel Whipps Jr. on Monday (March 22) revealed that he had rejected an offer by China to switch diplomatic relations from Taipei to Beijing last year....

Over 1,000 Taiwanese have booked trips to Palau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 1,000 Taiwanese have booked a trip to Palau through the bilateral "travel bubble" that will begin on April 1, according to Taiwanese travel agencies op...

Airline seats allocated to 6 Taiwan travel agencies for Palau tours

China Airlines (CAL), one of Taiwan's major carriers, said Friday (March 19) that it has allocated seats to six travel agencies for group tour bookings to Palau, which will launch a "travel b...