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Omicron will hit zero-tolerance China especially hard: Economist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s economy will be hit particularly hard by the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, as the country will likely further restrict international travel to keep case numb...

WHO tells Asia-Pacific to brace for Omicron as variant spreads

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Asia-Pacific countries on Friday to boost healthcare capacity and fully vaccinate their people to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases as the Omicron varian...

EXPLAINER: What are the rules for travelers entering the US?

President Joe Biden’s latest measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 will increase the hassle factor of flying into the United States, even for American citizens returning from overseas. ...

Vietjet to start operating direct services to Russia in the middle of 2022

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Media OutReach - 2 December 2021 - Vietjet today announced its first-ever non-stop services to Europe, marking the relaunch of the airline's international flight network to meet the r...

Israeli PM slammed for family trip amid travel restrictions

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett came under fire Thursday after his wife and children flew abroad just days after the Israeli leader urged citizens to avoid international...

Airlines told to keep data on travelers from southern Africa

Federal health officials are requiring airlines to gather contact-tracing information on passengers heading to the U.S. who have been in southern Africa in the previous two weeks. Th...

Omicron unravels travel industry's plans for a comeback

Tourism businesses that were just finding their footing after nearly two years of devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are being rattled again as countries throw up new barriers to travel in a...

Taiwan mulls restarting domestic cruises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 task force said on Wednesday (Dec. 1) that Taiwan is considering partially restarting cruise travel after warnings from cruise operators that they might have ...

US moving to toughen testing requirement for travelers

Washington (AP) — The Biden administration is moving to toughen testing requirements for international travelers to the U.S., including both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, amid the spread o...

Lawrence wins 36-hole Joburg Open after 3rd round abandoned

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African golfer Thriston Lawrence won the Joburg Open on Saturday after the third round was abandoned because of bad weather, meaning the result was called after 36 holes of t...

StarLux worst-hit Taiwan airline in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Faced with losses of NT$6.12 billion (US$218.88 million) so far this year, StarLux Airlines will need to make a capital increase next year, at the request of the Civil Aer...

COVID: US issues travel warning for Germany

The US State Department warned Americans Monday not to travel to Germany due to the "very high level of COVID-19 in the country." The advisory came after fresh advice from the US Centers fo...

Australia to reopen to foreign visa holders in bid to revive economy

Australia will allow foreign visa holders to enter the country from the start of December, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, the latest step to restart international travel and support its...

Airbus strikes 2nd major aircraft deal of Dubai Air Show

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airbus clinched a major deal on Monday valued into the billions of dollars to sell 111 new aircraft to the Air Lease Corporation, its second blockbuster order at the...

Foreign students returning to US, but below pre-COVID levels

International students are returning to U.S. colleges in stronger numbers this year, but the rebound has yet to make up for last year’s historic declines as COVID-19 continues to disrupt academic exch...