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Tourists stranded in Asia by canceled flights, shut borders

1 month ago   |   By China Travel & Tourism News

From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest in Nepal, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Thousands of tourists escaping cold weather in Europe were scrambling this week to find alternative ways to return home from the Thai island of Phuket in the Adaman Sea.
Ksenia Vostriakova and her friends were scheduled to fly back to Moscow on an April 3 Singapore Airlines flight, but it was among those canceled...
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Germany sends plane to rescue stranded tourists from Nepal

Germany sends plane to rescue stranded tourists from Nepal

1 month ago   |   By ABC News

A rescue flight arranged by the German government has picked up hundreds of tourists who had been stranded in Nepal since the Himalayan nation went on lockdown earlier this week
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Exclusive: U.S. accuses China of blocking U.S. flights, demands action

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