South Korea is planning on formulating a “travel bubble” arrangement with several nearby Asian nations who have successfully contained covid-19, including Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
The travel arrangement is designed to aid the tourism industries of the countries involved.
According to informants, South Koreans Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism held an assembly to examine ways to alleviate the country’s slacking tourism sector.
The convened meeting deliberated a plan on opening South Korea to select countries.
According to an official, the ministry reacted positively to South Korea’s tourism industry’s bubble proposal.
The tourism ministry of South Korea is set to seek the advisements of the foreign and health ministries of the country to further ascertain the potentiality of the agreement.
Issues related to tourism and foreign affairs are set for discussions on the upcoming 6th National Tourism Policy Meeting.
South Korea is anticipated to discuss the travel agreements with Taiwan, while Thailand and Vietnam are other prospected candidates.
Once the travel arrangement is set, the countries will issue immunity passports with one another.
The Korea Association of Travel Agents and its Taiwanese counterpart are set to meet at the end of August, on Hsinchu City, located in Taiwan, to hold both the countries’ annual bilateral travel meeting.
Several other countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, and Thailand are testing travel arrangements to other countries deemed safe of the coronavirus.
According to Thailand Minister for Tourism and Sport Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, foreign tourists seeking to enjoy the “travel bubble” agreement must be tested for the virus before boarding a flight to Thailand, and when arriving at the airport.
Source: Pulse News