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Taiwan could ease border restrictions, downgrade COVID in July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 9) stated that border controls could be eased and COVID's designation could be downgraded in July...

Taiwan to decide in 10 days on shortened quarantine for overseas arrivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (April 27) stated that it will consider shortening the quarantine for arriving passengers and crew members if no ne...

Taiwan looking to open borders in July based on infection rate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Monday (April 18) he expects Taiwan to open its borders to travelers from countries with similar inf...

Dependents of foreign teachers can apply for entry to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) has informed schools that spouses and children of foreign teachers who have work permits or residence certificates that are valid for more ...

Taiwan could shorten quarantine to 7 days in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) indicated on Monday (March 8) that it is possible the mandatory quarantine for overseas arrivals will be shortened t...

Taiwan to start 10-day quarantine, open to business travelers on March 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) on Thursday (Feb. 24) announced the mandatory quarantine for overseas arrivals will be shortened to 10 days and borders will be o...

Taiwan poised to open borders to business travelers in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Feb. 17) said that the country is planning on opening its borders to business travelers in Mar...

Taiwan mulling 7-day quarantine by April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If Taiwan's planned shortened quarantine of 10 days goes well in March, an even shorter quarantine of seven days is possible in April, Central Epidemic Command Center ...

Chen says Taiwan quarantine will not be shortened until 50% receive boosters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Feb. 10) said that quarantines will not be shortened until booster vaccine coverage reaches 50%. Dur...

50% of Taiwanese fully vaccinated, 60% COVID coverage likely by mid-December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The percentage of Taiwanese citizens who are fully vaccinated against COVID has reached 50%, nearing the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) goal of 60% for the e...

Taiwan plans points-based entry for migrant workers starting this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Monday (Nov. 1) proposed a plan in which migrant workers would be allowed into Taiwan beginning this month according to a points-based syste...

Taiwan looking to open borders when 1st-dose vaccination rate reaches 70%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head on Monday (Oct. 25) said that the country's borders can be gradually reopened in a "layered and tiered manner"...

Health ministry aims to loosen Taiwan's border controls by November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) announced on Thursday (Oct. 21) that it will consider loosening border restrictions when the full vaccination coverage rate excee...

Canada to let vaccinated US citizens enter country on Aug. 9

TORONTO (AP) — Canada announced Monday it will begin letting fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into Canada on Aug. 9, and those from the rest of the world on Sept. 7. Officials said the...

Fully vaccinated Americans may enter Canada as of mid-August

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday Canada could start allowing fully vaccinated Americans into Canada as of mid-August for non-essential travel and should be in a position t...