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Guam suspends 'Air V&V' program for tourists from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Guam has suspended its “Air V&V” for “vacation and vaccination” that attracted mostly tourists from Taiwan, reports said Friday (Sept. 3). T...

Palau limits travel bubble with Taiwan to already vaccinated or registered vaccine tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Only travelers already vaccinated and those registered to receive COVID-19 shots in Palau will be allowed to take part in the travel bubble with Taiwan, the Pacific island...

First flight from Taiwan to Palau departs under renewed travel bubble

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of 148 travelers departed Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for Palau on Saturday (Aug. 14) as Taiwan's long-suspended travel bubble with the Pacific island...

Taiwan to set up certification for overseas COVID vaccinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With more Taiwanese traveling overseas to be inoculated against COVID-19, the government will set up a certification system, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) sai...

Resumption of Taiwan-Palau travel bubble draws COVID vaccine tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first flight after the resumption of the Taiwan-Palau travel bubble Saturday (Aug. 14) is 90% full, with the majority of travelers having registered for COVID-19 vacci...

Taiwan and Palau set to resume COVID travel bubble on Aug. 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Palau are close to an agreement on resuming their quarantine-free travel bubble as early as Aug. 14, with individual travelers also covered by the deal, reports...

Taiwan launches first vaccine holiday flight to Guam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 164 passengers boarded a flight to Guam Tuesday (July 6) for a holiday with a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as the centerpiece. The formula, known as “A...

Taiwan company wants to charter flight, vaccinate staff in Guam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Electronics company Adata Technology Co. wants to charter a flight to take its staff to Guam for COVID-19 vaccination, reports said Saturday (June 26). Guam recently an...

Video shows family booted out of seats after Taiwanese tycoon books cabin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A family of three was livid when they were booted from the front cabin of business class after it was reserved by a Taiwanese shipping tycoon and airline director at the l...

Guam launches vaccine tourism program to jump-start industry

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam has launched a vaccine tourism program to encourage citizens of neighboring countries and Americans living in East Asia to come get inoculated against COVID-19. ...

Guam opening up to Taiwan's vaccine tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Guam opens up to vaccine tourism, Taiwanese travel agencies are planning vaccination trips to the U.S. territory starting as early as July. On Tuesday (June 22), the...

Taiwanese airline stocks rise on vaccination travel to US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stocks of major Taiwanese airlines surged Thursday (June 3) as more Taiwanese and Taiwanese Americans flew to the U.S. to get vaccinated and escape Taiwan's coronaviru...

Wealthy Latin Americans flock to US in search of vaccines

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — They travel thousands of miles by plane from Latin America to the U.S., in some places taking a shuttle directly from the airport to COVID-19 vaccine sites. Their ranks includ...

Putin gets his COVID jab as Russians stay away from Sputnik V

Vladimir Putin has become infamous for showing off his bare torso in photos. But when it comes to the coronavirus vaccination, it seems Russians won't even get to see him roll up his sleeves. Thi...

Balkans: Are geopolitics getting in the way of COVID-19 vaccines?

It's like a trip down memory lane for people old enough to remember the Cold War. Back then, the big question was whether the Soviet Union or the United States had more nuclear bombs. The 21st-cen...