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Turkish strikes in northern Iraq kill at least 8 tourists

DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — Turkish artillery strikes killed at least eight tourists, among them a small child, in northern Iraq and wounded over 20, officials from the Iraqi Kurdish government, a hospital and...

Taiwan looking to open to inbound, outbound tour groups simultaneously

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is looking to lift its two-year ban on tourism, possibly by first allowing both inbound and outbound group tours simultaneously. At a press conference on Monday ...

Taiwan looking to end tour group ban, raise weekly arrival cap to 100,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is looking to lift the ban on travel agencies from providing international group tours, expanding the weekly incoming passenger quota to 100,000, and lowering quara...

As COVID fears ebb, Japan readies for tourists from abroad

TOKYO (AP) — The rickshaw men in Tokyo are adding English-speaking staff, a sure sign Japan is bracing for a return of tourists from abroad. Japan’s border controls to curb the spre...

Stunning Roman mosaics return home to new Israeli museum

JERUSALEM (AP) — A series of exceptional 1,700-year-old Roman mosaics have returned home to Israel, where the collection went on public display for the first time Monday after more than a decade touri...

Taiwan ends vaccine mandate for tour groups

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Tourism Bureau on Monday (June 20) announced that it is ending the requirement that domestic tour group participants receive three doses of COVID vaccines and...

Time not yet ripe for end to Taiwan traveler quarantine: CECC head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 8) said the country is not yet ready to completely eliminate quarantine for arriving passengers. ...

Taiwan eyeing '3+4' quarantine for business travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 8) indicated that it is eyeing a "3+4" quarantine scheme for business travelers in the near future....

Japan's travel industry prepares to reopen borders to tourists

After more than two years of effectively banning foreign tourists in an effort to keep the coronavirus at bay, Japan is finally reopening to visitors. And that is timely given that a recent global stu...

Japan to lift tourism ban, puts Taiwan on blue list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan will further loosen its border control policy and quarantine requirements starting June 1 and has placed Taiwan on its blue list for countries with low COVID-19 infe...

Taiwan's travel sector asks Tourism Bureau for help amid COVID booster requirement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tourism Bureau should do more to help travel agencies and group travelers required to get a COVID-19 booster shot, lawmakers said Tuesday (April 26). As the daily n...

Taiwan eyeing 7, 5, 3-day quarantines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Monday (March 14) that the center is making plans for shorter quarantines for arrivals from overseas...

Taiwan poised to open borders to business travelers in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Feb. 17) said that the country is planning on opening its borders to business travelers in Mar...

Taiwan looking to open borders to tourists by 3rd quarter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tourism Bureau on Monday (Feb. 14) announced it is hoping the country will be able to open its borders to tourists by the third quarter. At a press briefing, Touris...

Bus tickets to view cherry blossoms in central Taiwan still available

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Public bus tickets for various routes heading to Wuling Farm to see the cherry blossoms in central Taiwan are still available during the 17-day sakura season from Feb. 12 ...