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    Proposed travel bubble will revive international student sector

    The post Proposed travel bubble will revive international student sector appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. A proposed travel bubble between Australia and Singapore will revive the international student industry. Prime Minister Scott Morrison flagged his ambitions for the travel arrangement in his meeting with his Singaporean counterpart last night but has warned it could be “some time” away. Defence Minister Peter Dutton hopes a proposed travel bubble between Australia and Singapore will revive the international student industry. “The international student numbers have dried up, so to see that start again will be important and there are many Australian jobs that hang off that industry,” Dutton said.…

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    South Korea and Singapore mull travel bubble in July

    The post South Korea and Singapore mull travel bubble in July appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. South Korea is talking with Singapore about opening its first travel bubble in July, which would allow vaccinated travelers on direct flights to by-pass quarantine. Health officials said the country has also proposed bubbles with Taiwan, Thailand and the US Pacific territories of Guam and Saipan as they look to ease pandemic-related travelling restrictions to revive ailing tourism and airline industries. South Korea currently mandates two-week quarantines on most passengers arriving from abroad. Senior Health Ministry official Yoon Taeho said the country will initially open its travel bubbles only to…

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    The Bubble between Australia and New Zealand has Burst Again

    The post The Bubble between Australia and New Zealand has Burst Again appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. On October 16 last year we welcomed the first international flight from New Zealand at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport. Travellers from New Zealand were able to visit New South Wales without having to quarantine under a new one-way trans-Tasman travel agreement. With the recent discovery of 1 case of the Coronavirus variant in New Zealand, Australia has now paused quarantine-free travel from New Zealand for at least three days. All it took was one case of a highly transmissible COVID-19 variant in the community for Australia to suspend the…

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    Australia reopens New Zealand travel bubble

    The post Australia reopens New Zealand travel bubble appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. After no new COVID-19 cases, Australia reopened its travel bubble with New Zealand on 31 January. The neighbouring country has reported no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases but added new screening measures as it marked its longest infection-free run since the outbreak began. The decision marks the resumption of the only international arrivals into Australia who do not require 14 days in hotel quarantine. Australia had paused quarantine exemptions for trans-Tasman arrivals six days earlier after New Zealand reported its first new case in months. “Arrivals from New Zealand are now judged to…

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    Bali proposes travel bubble for vaccinated travellers

    The post Bali proposes travel bubble for vaccinated travellers appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Bali’s vice governor has proposed the establishment of a travel corridor for vaccinated travellers. Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati offered several suggestions for the Bali’s impending reopening such as creating a travel corridor for vaccinated travellers from countries that have implemented mass vaccination like China as well as to prioritise vaccination for tourism workers to boost the confidence of international tourists. In response, Sandiaga Uno, minister of tourism and creative economy, said that the tourism and health department are in talks for the travel corridor is in its final stages. Under the…