Australia in Talks With Japan, South Korea on Reopening Travel

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Australia has held discussions over plans to reopen international travel with nations including Japan, South Korea and Singapore, though remains cautious over easing measures to combat Covid-19, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Talks in the past week have also included some South Pacific nations and would build on an existing agreement to allow New Zealanders to visit parts of the country without having to undergo quarantine, Morrison

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Australia in Travel Talks With Japan, Korea as Coronavirus Cases Ease | World News

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia is in talks with Japan, South Korea, Singapore and South Pacific nations on reopening travel as coronavirus infections ease, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.

Australia shut its borders in March to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and is looking to revive tourism to help pull the country out of its first recession in nearly three decades.

While Australia has managed to contain

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South Korea is top country Singaporeans want to have Air Travel Bubble with: Poll, Singapore News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – South Korea tops a poll of countries that Singaporeans would like the Republic to have an Air Travel Bubble with.

It was the clear favourite with 40.7 per cent in an online poll conducted by The Straits Times on Facebook on Wednesday (Oct 7), followed by Japan with 17.7 per cent, and Thailand with 16.9 per cent.

Malaysia, New Zealand and China rounded out the list with 11.6

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Japan plans to resume short- and long-term travel with South Korea

South Korea is likely to become the second country after Singapore to establish a business travel bubble with Japan, which applies to both short- and long-term trips. Nikkei reports that the agreement could be finalised as early as this week, where travellers on a short-term business trip would be able to forego a two-week quarantine period.

Long-term business travellers, however, will still be required to observe two weeks in isolation

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Japan to restart business travel with South Korea – Nikkei

TOKYO, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Japan and South Korea are likely to agree as early as this week to restart short- and long-term business travel between the two countries, the Nikkei reported, in a move aimed at helping their economies following travel curbs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Short-term visitors will not need to quarantine if they show proof of a negative coronavirus test and provide a travel itinerary upon

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Koreans Replace Chuseok Visits with Expensive Gifts – The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea

Many Koreans seem to be atoning for not visiting their families this Chuseok by sending them expensive gifts instead.

Hyundai Department Store took orders for Chuseok gifts from Aug. 14 till Sept. 11 and found that sales of top-quality meat surged 99 percent on-year, of imported food 226 percent and wine and traditional liquor 105 percent.

Shin Hyun-koo at Hyundai Department Store said, “As the coronavirus crisis continues, it appears

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Singapore, South Korea to launch fast lane arrangement for essential business, official travel

SINGAPORE: A fast lane for residents of Singapore and South Korea will open on Friday (Sep 4) for those who need to make essential business or official trips between both countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement on Wednesday.  

In a phone conversation on Wednesday, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan and his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha welcomed the conclusion of bilateral negotiations on

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YouTubers’ guide to South Korea

a person swimming in the water with a mountain in the background: Hong Seuk-nam and Kim Hyun-young at Mount Fitz Roy in Argentina. Photo: Doitbubu

Hong Seuk-nam and Kim Hyun-young at Mount Fitz Roy in Argentina. Photo: Doitbubu

Like many other South Korean newlyweds, YouTubers Hong Seuk-nam and Kim Hyun-young headed to Southeast Asia for their honeymoon. But rather than lounge on a Thai beach for a week or two, the pair embarked on a year-long trip that spanned 27 countries and five continents before ending in Mexico.

It was a fitting celebration for veteran

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