International travel is returning one bubble at a time

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 5:20pm

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While travel restrictions remain in place for many countries, those in Taiwan seeking an island getaway are in luck. The country has been operating a travel bubble with Palau since April 1st. Officials hope the bubble, which eases travel restrictions between the two countries, will revive some of Palau’s tourism industry. But demand for the trips has plummeted since the inaugural flight. High prices and strict health protocols upon return have deterred potential tourists. From Taipei, reporter Kai McNamee has the story.