Since the pandemic came, traveling was put on pause that led to thousands of cancelled flights and postponed trips to flatten the curve. It’s been three months since lockdowns were implemented and we know that avid travelers out there, like you, are now itching to take an adventure again. But don’t fret, because the good news is, wanderlust amid the pandemic may be satisfied through the “travel bubble”.
But what exactly is this travel bubble?
Read on to find out about it as we’ll share everything you need to know about bubble tourism.
What is travel bubble?
According to the Philippine Senate, travel bubbles refer to the arrangements between countries for travelers to enter each other’s borders without the need for strict quarantines or at least very minimal periods of quarantines. Travel bubbles are also known as corona corridors and travel bridges.
How does it work?
The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the tourism industry all over the world and the Philippines isn’t an exemption. To revive the Philippines tourism industry, the government is eyeing to implement the travel bubble in the future.
Travel Bubble Philippines would allow the reopening of destinations with zero COVID-19 cases to foreign tourists from COVID-free nations. This way, the Philippines tourism could bounce back inch by inch amid the pandemic.
The Department of Tourism said that they are already talking to countries with less to zero COVID-19 cases about the travel bubble Philippines.
Countries that consider bubble tourism
As a way to revive the tourism industry, many countries are also exploring the concept of bubble tourism.
These countries include Australia and New Zealand since their COVID cases are decreasing or almost zero already. Aside from these two, other Asian countries are also considering bubble tourism such as Thailand, Singapore, China, South Korea, Vietnam, and Japan, now that their economies are starting to open up again after going through lockdowns due to the pandemic.
Putting our planned trips behind is hard but keeping safe is the most important of all during this situation. One day, we will be able to travel again. Till then, stay safe! 🙂