Taiwan Offers Fake Flight to Abroad To Satisfy Travel Bug Amid COVID-19 Pandemic; See Pics

Lifestyle | Associated Press | July 8, 2020, 2:15 pm
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 Like almost every region, Taiwan has been hit hard by restrictions on international travel imposed because of the coronavirus. Some residents have found comfort in boarding a flight that didn’t take off, just to revisit some memories and plan for the day when they can fly again. The fantasy flight was organized by Taiwan’s Civil Aviation Administration to raise awareness of coronavirus prevention and control procedures to follow when passing through customs and boarding a plane at Taipei International Airport.<br /><br />A young participant has her temperature checked before a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)
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Like almost every region, Taiwan has been hit hard by restrictions on international travel imposed because of the coronavirus. Some residents have found comfort in boarding a flight that didn’t take off, just to revisit some memories and plan for the day when they can fly again. The fantasy flight was organized by Taiwan’s Civil Aviation Administration to raise awareness of coronavirus prevention and control procedures to follow when passing through customs and boarding a plane at Taipei International Airport.

A young participant has her temperature checked before a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 A young participant completes a check-in during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei. Dozens of travel enthusiasts acted as passengers in an activity organized by Taiwan’s Civil Aviation Administration to raise awareness of procedures to follow when passing through customs and boarding their plane at Taipei International Airport. (Image: AP)
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A young participant completes a check-in during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei. Dozens of travel enthusiasts acted as passengers in an activity organized by Taiwan’s Civil Aviation Administration to raise awareness of procedures to follow when passing through customs and boarding their plane at Taipei International Airport. (Image: AP)

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 Participants check-in during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)
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Participants check-in during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Participants vie to answer quiz questions during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)
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Participants vie to answer quiz questions during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Participants take a photo with airline souvenirs during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)
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Participants take a photo with airline souvenirs during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Participants line up at immigration counters for passport checks during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)
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Participants line up at immigration counters for passport checks during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Participants show their boarding pass and passport during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)
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Participants show their boarding pass and passport during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Participants smell the perfume at a duty-free shop during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)
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Participants smell the perfume at a duty-free shop during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Participants are greeted by flight attendants in protective suits during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)
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Participants are greeted by flight attendants in protective suits during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Participants take selfies in the cabin during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)
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Participants take selfies in the cabin during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 An epidemic prevention staff member shows disinfection measures to participants during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)
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An epidemic prevention staff member shows disinfection measures to participants during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Participants vie to answer
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Participants vie to answer "first in the cabin" during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 An airport police and a sniffer dog give a demonstration of their daily job to participants at baggage reclaim area during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)
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An airport police and a sniffer dog give a demonstration of their daily job to participants at baggage reclaim area during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Participants walk through the entry gate during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)
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Participants walk through the entry gate during a mock trip abroad at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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