Taiwan Considering Travel Bubble with Singapore Next

Taiwan Considering Travel Bubble with Singapore Next

A ray of hope for those yearning to visit Taiwan!

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Pining to get your fix of bubble tea and XXL chicken cutlet in Taiwan? Your dreams may soon become a reality. That’s because talks of a travel bubble between Singapore and Taiwan are in the pipeline.

On 18 March, Taiwan’s health ministry announced that Singapore could potentially be next on the list of countries that the island has in mind to pursue a travel bubble with. In fact, discussions between Taiwan and Singapore are already underway according to Taiwanese Health Minister Chen Shih-chung. 

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Lifting of entry restrictions

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As of 18 December, visitors from Taiwan entering Singapore are not required to serve a Stay-Home Notice (SHN) if their COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport comes back as negative. This only applies to those who have remained in Taiwan in the last 14 consecutive days prior to their entry.

Singapore is hopeful that Taiwan will similarly ease entry restrictions for inbound travellers from the little red dot. 

Presently, Taiwan is discussing the possibilities of travel bubbles with a handful of countries including Japan, South Korea and Vietnam. Amongst them all, “Singapore is by far the most proactive”.

Taiwan shed light on the news of the travel bubble with Singapore after confirming the agreement it made with the Pacific nation of Palau. Till date, the tiny island in the western Pacific Ocean has not recorded a single case of the coronavirus. 

Beginning 1 April, flights and tourism between Taiwan and Palau will restart as the travel bubble goes ahead as planned. There will be two flights from China Airlines with a limit of 110 passengers per week. On top of that, travellers will not have to serve the mandatory quarantine. However, travellers from both sides must be a part of tour groups. Plus, they are not permitted to explore the individual country on their own accord. 

We are keeping our fingers crossed that the travel bubble between Singapore and Taiwan will roll out in the near future. That way, we can enjoy a much-needed respite sans all the entry restrictions. 

In the meantime, share this good news with friends and family who’ve been yearning to visit Taiwan just as much.

Also read: Vaccinated Against COVID-19? Here’s A List of Countries You Can Visit

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