Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble postponed

HONG KONG (AP) — Singapore and Hong Kong on Saturday postponed the start of an air travel bubble meant to boost tourism for both cities, amid a spike in coronavirus infections in Hong Kong. T...

Launch of Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble postponed as Hong Kong reports spike in coronavirus infections

HONG KONG (AP) — Launch of Singapore-Hong Kong air travel bubble postponed as Hong Kong reports spike in coronavirus infections.

Australia, New Zealand chamber calls for trade deal with Taiwan

The Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (ANZCham) on Thursday urged Taiwan and Australia to sign a free trade deal, citing the success of a similar pact between Taiwan and New Zealand ...

The Latest: Hong Kong to close more schools to fight virus

HONG KONG — Hong Kong has suspended in-person classes for lower primary school students after the city’s top health official said the coronavirus situation in the city was rapidly deteriorating. ...

Health minister advises overseas Taiwanese to return early for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Thursday (Nov. 19) emphasized that the quarantine period for returning Taiwanese will not be shortened and that citizens who are o...

Tokyo reports record daily virus cases, outbreak locks down Australian state

Daily coronavirus cases in Tokyo and South Korea hit fresh highs on Wednesday (Nov. 18), as pollution-cloaked New Delhi struggled with rising cases and Australia reported a highly contagious virus str...

Australia considering ‘travel bubble’ with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is among the countries Australia is considering establishing a “travel bubble” with, according to Australian representative to Taipei Gary Cowan on Wedn...

Singapore eyeing travel bubble with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Minister of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) on Wednesday (Nov. 11) told legislators that Singapore is actively discussing a trave...

The Latest: Britain to stagger holiday travel for students

LONDON — Britain is planning a strategy to get hundreds of thousands of university students home for Christmas without sparking a new upsurge in coronavirus cases. Scientists say stu...

Hong Kong, Singapore to launch travel bubble

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong and Singapore will allow 200 travelers a day to visit in each direction beginning Nov. 22 without having to spend 14 days in quarantine after their arrival, repo...

US tech firm delegation to visit Taiwan in first ‘business travel bubble

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Representatives from a large American electronics firm will visit Taiwan in the country's first “business travel bubble” of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic,...

Outbound travel likely to resume in late 2021: Taiwan health minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Outbound travel from Taiwan is unlikely to resume before the end of 2021, as the world is facing a resurgence of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Health and Welf...

Businessman wins Palau's election, expected to maintain ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Businessman Surangel Whipps Jr. defeated Vice President Raynold Oilouch in Tuesday’s (Nov. 3) presidential election in Palau, but the Pacific Island nation is expect...

Taiwan business groups call on government to set up travel bubbles to revive economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is mulling looser travel restrictions for businesspeople from countries that successfully managed the coronavirus. Government of...

Half of Taiwan's travel agencies face ruin if travel bubbles wait until 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If travel bubbles with other Asian countries wait until 2022, more than half of Taiwan’s travel agencies could face bankruptcy. The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) p...