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Taiwan weighs ending PCR rule for travelers from low-risk countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is considering discontinuing the PCR test requirement for arrivals from low-risk countries, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). Prior to a M...

Omicron BA.5 risk too high to start Taiwan's '0 + 7' plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (July 5) said that as outbreaks of the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 heat up around the world, the ri...

Taiwan announces prolonged mask rules for July 1-31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 29) announced its mask regulations for July. It said, taking into account the large-scale epidemic in Taiw...

504,000 doses of Novavax to arrive in Taiwan on Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of 500,000 doses of the Novavax COVID vaccine (Nuvaxovid) will arrive on Thursday (June 30) and the jabs will be available as soon as July 8, according to ...

Taipei mayor claims his presidency 'only way to break blue-green battle'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Sunday (June 26) claimed that only by electing him president can voters "break the blue-green battle" in Taiwan and criticized ri...

Taiwan CECC official asked how he was only one able to avoid COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With many of his colleagues at the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) undergoing quarantine after testing positive for COVID, Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy head of the CECC&...

Taiwan airfares to Europe, US, Asia skyrocket by as much as 162%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new shortened "3+4" quarantine, the monthly quota on inbound passengers, soaring fuel prices, and pent-up demand has resulted in skyrocketing airfares for ne...

Taiwan lifts ban on transit passengers, ends quarantine taxi rule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Wednesday (June 15) lifted its ban on transit passengers and the picking up and dropping off of passengers. On Saturday (June 11), Central Epidemic Command Ce...

Taiwan Mainland Affairs Council minister tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the second Cabinet member in a week to be infected with coronavirus, repo...

3 more top Taiwan CECC officials test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the confirmation that Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) had received a positive COVID test result on Sunday (June 12), three more...

Taiwan eyeing '0+7' quarantine in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan prepares to launch its shortened "3+4" quarantine scheme on Wednesday (June 15), the government is reportedly considering ending quarantine with a &quo...

Taiwan imposes quota of 25,000 inbound passengers per week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Under Taiwan's new "3+4" quarantine scheme, only 25,000 passengers will be allowed to enter the country per week. On Saturday (June 11), Central Epidemic ...

Taiwan Health Minister, CECC commander tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Health and Welfare and Central Epidemic Command Center Commander (CECC) Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) received a positive COVID-19 rapid test result, the Centers for D...

Taiwan envoy to Japan looks forward to no mandatory quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Representative to Japan Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) said on Friday (June 10) that there should not be mandatory quarantine for arrivals after the government eases borde...

Taiwan reports 213 COVID deaths, 68,311 local cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 68,311 local COVID cases on Friday (June 10) and 213 deaths. Chou Ji-haw (周志浩), head of the Taiwan Centers for Dise...