US Army chief welcomed to Thailand with coronavirus test

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. Army delegation led by chief of staff Gen. James McConville on Thursday became the first official visitors to Thailand since entry rules were eased as part of the lifting of coro...

In Russia and Ukraine, no social distance on crowded beaches

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Tens of thousands of vacation-goers in Russia and Ukraine have descended on Black Sea beaches, paying little heed to public health measures despite the numbers of reported coronav...

Holidays to test Thailand's easing of virus restrictions

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities urged vigilance Friday as the country celebrates its first long holiday weekend after lifting most restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus. No new l...

Thailand considers travel bubble with Taiwan, China, Japan in August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thailand is working on a plan for travel bubbles which would allow 1,000 tourists a day from three countries, including Taiwan, to enter the country without quarantine and...

ARC holders angered over coronavirus test requirement to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign residents of Taiwan are lodging complaints with the government over a policy that requires Alien Resident Certificate (ARC, 居留證) holders to provide proof of a nega...

Asia Today: Thailand lets in some foreigners, opens schools

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has begun a fifth phase of relaxations of COVID-19 restrictions, allowing the reopening of schools and high-risk entertainment venues such as pubs and massage parlors that had ...

The Latest: Thailand eases restrictions, reopens schools

BANGKOK — Thailand has further eased COVID-19 restrictions, allowing the reopening of schools and high-risk entertainment venues such as pubs and massage parlors that had been shut since mid-March. ...

EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to US tourists

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, and possibly China soon, the bloc announced Tuesday, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least ...

First batch of 107 foreigners arrive as Taiwan opens doors to visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (June 29) 107 passengers from Hong Kong and Macau comprised the first batch of foreigners allowed to enter Taiwan since a ban was imposed on foreign visitors in ...

Taiwan to open doors to foreign visitors June 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will allow foreigners to apply for entry to the country starting on June 29, with the exception of tourists. As the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) ...

Taiwan may allow foreign travelers from island countries, not major cities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) revealed Sunday (June 21) that health officials have begun discussions about possibly...

Japan delays opening up to business travelers from Taiwan until autumn

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese business travelers may need to wait until autumn to be allowed entry to Japan, which is set to reopen its borders for foreign visitors soon. Businesspeople fr...

Formula 1 cancels races in Azerbaijan, Singapore, Japan

Formula One races in Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan were canceled on Friday because of issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic. The sport’s governing body said it still hopes t...

CECC says flights between Taiwan and Vietnam to resume soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A day after Vietnam's government said it had placed Taiwan on its list of considered destinations for flights, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on W...

Famed Thai temple bars foreigners entry over COVID-19 fears

BANGKOK (AP) — One of Thailand’s major tourist attractions is barring entry to foreigners, professing fear that they could spread the coronavirus. Signs seen Thursday morning at the ...