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Finance Minister: Gov't to Pursue Travel Bubbles to Revive Air Travel

Write: 2021-03-03 15:45:22Update: 2021-03-04 12:00:58

Finance Minister: Gov't to Pursue Travel Bubbles to Revive Air Travel

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Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki says the government will seek to adopt travel bubbles in a bid to revive demand for air travel.

Hong made the remark on Wednesday as he chaired a meeting on key economic issues. 

A travel bubble refers to an accord between two or more countries to open up their borders for travel without strict quarantine. 

Hong added the government will pursue on a trial basis the implementation of “travel passes” with which travelers would be able to verify their identity and quarantine related documents in digital form, including COVID-19 test results. 

The minister went on to say that the government plans to allow aerial sightseeing tours for foreigners in which travelers fly over South Korea without actually landing in the country. Currently, the government allows such tours for South Koreans to other countries.

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