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Taiwan in 'travel bubble' talks with 5 countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is currently discussing "travel bubbles" with five countries, Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Wednesday (March 10). During a question-...

The Latest: S. Korea opening dozens of free virus test sites

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is opening dozens of free coronavirus testing sites in the greater Seoul area amid a surge in infections. The 718 new cases reported by officials Mon...

Asia Today: South Korea to open more virus testing sites

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea was opening dozens of free COVID-19 testing sites in the greater Seoul area, as the country registered additional 718 new cases Monday amid a surge in infections....

Taiwan says COVID 'passports' would be a good idea

COVID-19 “passports” to show peoples’ inoculation and infection history will be hard to do in practice but are a good idea, Taiwan Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said on Wednesday (...

Singapore reportedly proposes to negotiate for travel bubble with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Singaporean government has reportedly approached Taiwanese authorities about negotiating for a travel bubble agreement intended to boost business and commercial activi...

Thailand sees first trickle of tourists in October as curbs ease

Thailand recorded its first 1,201 foreign tourists in October since a ban in April aimed at averting coronavirus outbreaks, as the country gradually opens up to a select number of visitors to help its...

Taiwan and Thailand lead way in post-pandemic travel recovery: Agoda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan, Thailand, and increasingly, Vietnam are showing the strongest recovery in the travel sector as most of the rest of the world continues to suffer under the Wuhan co...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Thailand reopens borders to groups of tourists from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of 39 tourists from China arrived in Thailand Tuesday (Oct. 20) after the Southeast Asian country kept its borders closed for seven months due to the Wuhan coronav...

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...