Tourists return after inaugural travel bubble trip

06 April, 2021

Courtesy of ICRT

Tourists who took the inaugural "travel bubble" flight from Taiwan to Palau have returned to Taiwan.

The first flight departed from Taoyuan International Airport last Thursday.

Many of the Taiwanese tourists on the flight expressed satisfaction with the experience with one traveller telling reporters that Palau introduced solid coronavirus protocols attached to the travel bubble that made Taiwanese tourists feel like "this country has opened its doors just for us" and that they were engaged in citizen diplomacy.

According to Taoyuan International Airport Corporation President Jerry Dan, the tourists largely passed through immigration with no hitches but he's suggesting that tour guides and travellers familiarize themselves with the immigration clearance process.

China Airlines is now operating two round-trip flights per week using a 158-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the Palau-Taiwan route.

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