July 2021: fresh travel update for Asia Pacific // List of countries open for tourism now // Flight hacking: hand-picked deals // How to travel hassle-free now // New airline policies and visa regulations // Latest travel videos

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Welcome to the Air Traveler Club – Tiket2's weekly newsletter about the current state of tourism and international travel. You can check our up-to-date list of countries reopened for tourism.

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Weekly roundup

1)  Bali on alert. Hospitals designated to receive covid patients are filled to capacity.

2)  Foreigners failing to wear masks during the Bali lockdown are being deported.

3)  Phuket reopens to tourists one year after Covid forced Thai borders to close. The scheme requires tourists to stay on the island for 14 days if they wish to travel elsewhere in Thailand.

4)  'Pay when you fly' could boost tourism in 2021. More flexible flight tickets will draw consumers back to travel.

5)  Flight prices to Australia spike to as much as $70,000. Airfares are fluctuating wildly after the government's cutting of international arrivals caps.

6)  Travel exemptions rise as more Australians apply to fly overseas. Rejections are also increasing, with 10,000 applicants knocked back in June.

7)  Europeans set to travel quarantine-free with new vaccine passport system [video]

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8)  AirAsia Indonesia to stop flights for a month from July 6. Passengers are advised to reschedule, turn their tickets into credits or apply for a refund. 

9) New procedures for foreigners visiting Indonesia during the lockdown (AKA Emergency PPKM).

10) 10 ways to get through airport security faster.

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Singapore and Australia in talks to open travel bubble

Singapore travel update

Singapore is expected to gradually reopen tourism by the end of 2021. Currently, only short-term tourist visits from selected countries are allowed. Eligible visitors can apply for an Air Travel Pass (ATP), others have to wait till planned “travel bubbles” will come to life (Hong Kong and Australia are expected to be the first destinations).

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Flight hacks

This is where pure flight hacking takes place! Sudden price drops, so-called ‘mistake fares’, or limited promotions from the airlines – our team scans the web, so you can fly cheaper. Expect 40%-80% savings on every flight deal we publish.


Manila MNL →  Seoul ICN

Nov 2021, Cebu Pacific
Regular price: ~$240



Düsseldorf, Germany DUS →  Bangkok BKK

Oct 2021, KLM
Regular price: ~$730



Kyiv IEV →  Bangkok BKK

Nov 2021, Qatar
Regular price: ~$640



New York JFK →  Jakarta CGK

Aug 2021, Etihad
Regular price: ~$830



Taipei City TPE →  Melbourne MEL

Feb 2022, Cebu Pacific
Regular price: ~$880



San Francisco SFO →  Denpasar, Bali DPS

Oct 2021, Cathay Pacific
Regular price: ~$1300


RoundtripBusiness Class

Kuala Lumpur KUL →  Denpasar, Bali DPS

Feb 2022, KLM
Regular price: ~$485


RoundtripBusiness Class

Singapore SIN →  Sydney SYD

Jan 2022, Philippine Airline
Regular price: ~$3700


RoundtripBusiness Class

Boston BOS →  Denpasar, Bali DPS

Nov 2021, Qatar Airways
Regular price: ~$4000


Please note: most deals are time-sensitive and don't last long. If you can't find the price shown above, play around with different date combinations (several days before or after the original deal) - similar low prices may still be available.


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Airline promotions

Jetstar→ Weekly sales on Jetstar Friday Fare Frenzy. Discounted flights during the limited-time sales (12 PM to 8 PM) that run every Friday. Details

Korean Air → 1 additional piece of check-in baggage for free if you fly economy from Singapore to Korea on KoreanAir. The promotion lasts till 30 June 2021. Details

Air New Zealand → 250 bonus Airpoints from Air New Zealand when you sign up for a Visa Platinum card. Valid until 31 July 2021. Details

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