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...

Taiwan considers travel bubbles for business people and diplomats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is considering establishing travel bubbles, but only for travelers who really need to visit Taiwan and are prepared to socially ...

New Zealand's Phoenix to relocate to Australia for A-League

SYDNEY (AP) — New Zealand’s Wellington Phoenix soccer squad is set to relocate to Australia again to compete in the A-League during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Phoenix spent almost th...

'Travel bubble' plan with Palau postponed: CECC

A plan to create a travel bubble between Taiwan and Palau has been postponed because of the Pacific ally's decision to not relax quarantine rules for Taiwanese travelers, Central Epidemic Command ...

Taiwan-Palau travel bubble still under review, timetable uncertain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Foreign Minister Harry Tseng (曾厚仁) said Friday (Oct. 23) it is uncertain whether the Taiwan-Palau travel bubble will open next month, as the archipelago nation'...

Taiwan to pursue travel bubbles with Australia and New Zealand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday (Oct. 13) that Taiwan will pursue travel bubbles with Australia and New Zealand after the neighboring nations agreed to...

Taiwan to open borders to Palau in first ‘travel bubble

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is in talks with its Pacific ally Palau to form a “travel bubble” for bilateral tourism, the first such arrangement since the country banned inbound and...

Taiwan needs to lead world in opening up after coronavirus: CNN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan set an example on how to respond to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, and now it wants to do the same with the recovery, CNN wrote Tuesday (Sept. 22). Entering Tai...

Latvia bursts Baltic travel bubble as COVID19 cases surge

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Latvia on Friday restricted the entry conditions applying to people coming from Estonia, bursting a a travel bubble that had allowed individuals to move freely within the th...

Taiwan extends ban on tour groups indefinitely

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As several parts of the world are experiencing a resurgence of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Tourism Bureau has decided to extend the ban on inbound and o...

Thailand considers limited opening up of Phuket to foreign tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thailand is considering opening up six regions to foreign tourists in October but they still will have to spend 14 days in quarantine, reports said Friday (Aug. 21). Th...

Maldives: India seeks to counter China influence with bridge project

India pledged $500 million (€422 million) towards funding a project in the Maldives on Thursday to help the island nation connect its capital to three nearby islands, as New Delhi seeks a riposte...

South Korea considers reopening travel links with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday (July 18) it was closely monitoring reports that South Korea was considering resuming travel to and from Taiwan. Ac...

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...

Taiwan considers travel bubble with South Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head on Wednesday (July 8) said that he is supportive of the notion of a travel bubble between South Korea and Taiwan, ...