Hong Kong and Singapore Launch Travel Bubble

COVID-19: The long-awaited Hong Kong Singapore Travel Bubble will go into effect on 26 May 2021. Under the scheme, travel between the two cities will resume in a "gradual and orderly manner". Initially, there will only be one flight carrying 200 passengers in each direction. Air Travel Bubble With a decline in the number of …

Thailand Reopens Six Provinces to Foreign Tourists

Thailand reopens six provinces. In fact, it is a three-step programme, and it targets travelers that have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Included are popular destinations such as Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Krabi, Pattaya, and Phuket, COVID-19: Thailand has revealed a three-stage roadmap to  reopen six of the country's provinces. And these six provinces are home …

Canadian Family Survives Quarantine!

COVID-19 Moving a family of four to another country is never easy. But despite numerous delays, a long flight, and a lengthy layover, a Canadian family survives quarantine thanks to determination, flexibility, and a can-do attitude. And don't forget to advocate for yourself!  The Back Story Peter Davison is Chief Coffee Drinker at Canada-based PJD …

Singapore Hotel Offers Safe Environment for Business Meetings

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COVID-19: A hotel targeted at international business travelers has opened at Changi Airport. This Singapore hotel offers safe environment to conduct business meetings in a contained space. While guests can stay at the hotel for up to 14 days, they cannot leave the "bubble". Hotel News Connect@Changi is a newly opened business hotel that allows …

Australian Quarantine Survivor: Louise J. Tagliante

COVID-19: An Australian quarantine survivor advises bringing the right amounts of medicines and the right equipment for your work. Also, she suggests adding important documents to dropbox, packing one business outfit for Zoom calls, and bringing your own coffee and coffee maker. The Back Story Louise J. Tagliante has been a Permanent Resident (PR) of …

Hong Kong Quarantine Survivor: Karen Lawler

COVID-19: Amid changing Government regulations, an American expatriate's well-laid plans are disrupted not once, but twice, as two confirmed reservations are nixed at the last minute, leaving her to scramble to find appropriate accommodation to spend 21 days in solitude.  The Back Story Karen Lawler, an American expatriate living in Hong Kong, is a Hong …

How to Survive Hotel Quarantine (in a Pandemic)

COVID-19: As the global COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year, a growing number of people around the world face the following dilemma: how to survive hotel quarantine. Keep reading for tips on booking the right room and some of the things you should pack! Background Initially, travelers returning home during the COVID-19 pandemic could quarantine …

Disneyland Expansion Loses Out to COVID-19 Quarantine Facility

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Hong Kong Disneyland Hong Kong government nixes plans for major expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland. The decision was made owing to 'current economic conditions', the government says.  Will the site will be used for a COVID-19 quarantine facility instead? Why Did Disneyland Expansion Lose Out? There was a  20-year option to develop a massive site …