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Taiwan planning on reopening borders to fully vaccinated migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) on Wednesday (Oct. 13) announced that when a ban on the entry of migrant workers is lifted, those who are fully vaccinat...

Taiwan considers loosening entry ban on migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is considering relaxing a ban on the entry of migrant workers, which it imposed in May when a major domestic outbreak of COVID-19 began. Due to a surge in COVID-...

Domestic reopening must precede border reopening: Taiwan CECC head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Sunday (Sept. 26) that the lifting of domestic COVID-19 restrictions must precede the border reop...

Summit Ascent Holdings Limited Reports Unaudited Interim Results For 1H 2021

Initial Recovery Observed as Total Revenue IncreasedTigre De Cristal Adjusted EBITDA Grew 1.3 Times Sequentially Albeit CovidLocal Mass & Slots Businesses Offered Downside Protection During Covid ...

Delta outbreak exposes New Zealand's low vaccination rates

WELLINGTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - New Zealand's coronavirus cases jumped on Thursday, as questions grew about the government's response to the pandemic given the slowest vaccination rate among de...

Fortress New Zealand eyes opening to vaccinated travellers early 2022

WELLINGTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - New Zealand plans to allow quarantine-free entry to vaccinated travellers from low-risk countries from early 2022, as it looks to open its borders again after nearly 18 ...

Governor visits town isolated by US-Canada border closure

POINT ROBERTS, Wash. (AP) — Washington state’s governor traveled to the exclave of Point Roberts on Friday to visit residents who have been voicing concern for months about the border closure between ...

Money coming to keep grocer in US-Canada border community

SEATTLE (AP) — Money is on the way to help save the only grocery store in an isolated Washington state community that's been especially strained by the pandemic-related closure of the U.S.-Canada bord...

Merkel, Macron: 'Russia is a big challenge for us'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron met on Friday evening to discuss a range of European issues ahead of an EU summit next week. At a press conference before the talk...

Australia sticks by plan to re-open border in mid-2022

Australia is sticking to plans to start re-opening to the rest of the world only from the middle of next year, officials said on Sunday (May 16), resisting mounting pressure to end the closure of inte...

Japanese airline ANA to resume Taipei-Tokyo flights Aug. 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese airline All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) revealed Tuesday (July 14) its plan to resume flights between Taiwan and Japan starting Aug 3, as Tokyo gradually eases restr...

Spain, Portugal leaders mark border reopening with pomp

BADAJOZ, Spain (AP) — The leaders of Spain and Portugal marked the reopening of their land border Wednesday, more than three months after shutting it because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Guam postpones border reopening to travelers from Taiwan, Japan, S. Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States territory of Guam said its plan to allow travelers from Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea starting July 1 has been postponed as a result of a recent spike i...

Japan reportedly plans to resume Taiwan flights this fall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tokyo is reportedly mulling resuming flights and business trips between Taiwan and Japan in the fall as part of a basic plan to ease border controls and revive its economy...

Undetected virus carriers possible in Taiwan, no need to panic: Health minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Monday (June 29) it is likely that there are undetected coronavirus carri...