Travel bubbles, also known as travel corridors and corona corridors, are essentially an exclusive partnership between two or more countries that have demonstrated considerable success in containing and combating the COVID-19 pandemic within their respective borders. By WEGO Travel

Tourists from the Palau-Taiwan inaugural flight returned to Taipei on Sunday night, with two more arrivals this week to continue the travel bubble.
According to reports, China Airlines will operate a round-trip flight on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
One of the tourists from the inaugural flight, Hung Tzu-jen said that Palau “is a really pristine paradise, the ocean view, the weather.”
He is also Shin Kong Wu Ho Su Memorial Hospital’s deputy superintendent. Through a translator, Mr. Hung said he is also in Palau for work.
His trip involved visiting the hospital here to assure the Taiwanese people that Palau has the facilities for COVID-19 testing.
Part of his holiday involved a trip to the Jellyfish Lake, Milky Way, Long Island Beach, Soft Coral, and Big Drop off.
He said since the pandemic, was his first time to fly out of Taiwan although he has been in Palau several times.
Mr. Hung lauded the precautions being taken by Palau which will encourage tourists to take a break in Palau through this travel bubble,
President Surangel Whipps Jr. also took time to take the tourists to Dolphin Pacific.
The president escorted the tourists from Taiwan to Palau on April 1.
President Whipps said the tourists were excited to come to Palau and urges to people here to welcome the guests.
“We want to ask Palauan people for patience, please welcome the guests with open arms, .. Just show our warmth and hospitality,” the president said.
Whipps thanked Taiwan and the United States for making the travel bubble possible
One of the main reasons this travel bubble could happen is that Palau and Taiwan have been strong partners in getting us prepared,” he said.
“This makes us feel that we can make it through this. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, it’s beginning to get better. We can fight this pandemic, it should not cripple us, it should not hold us back”.
At the airport, tourists were visibly excited to be here, with some of them approaching the president for autographs and thanking him for inviting them to Palau. (B. Carreon)

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