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Foreign workers in Taiwan can apply for COVID sick leave benefits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign workers who contract COVID will receive 50% of their salary if they take sick leave, but can apply for labor insurance benefits. Like all Taiwan residents, fore...

NTU professor calls for shortened quarantine for travelers arriving in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Now that the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced the “3+4” quarantine policy for locals in contact with COVID-19 patients, it should also upda...

Taiwan's 10-day quarantine for overseas arrivals stays in effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (April 25) announced a reduced home isolation period for contacts of COVID cases in Taiwan, it stated that it...

Taiwan ends on-arrival swab tests for US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (April 15) announced that will end on-arrival nasal swab testing for passengers from the U.S., Canada, Australia, and ...

Expert predicts Taiwan's COVID situation will not improve till September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Given that Taiwan is slowly relaxing its COVID-19 restrictions, the number of infections will remain high until September, National Taiwan University (NTU) epidemiologist ...

Q&A with MOFA on visitor visa for relatives of foreign residents in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to questions from readers regarding visitor visas for relatives of foreign residents, Taiwan News contacted a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) representative...

Taiwan relaxes regulations for recovered COVID cases exiting quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As most COVID cases in Taiwan this year have shown mild to no symptoms, recovered cases may now exit centralized quarantine after meeting newly relaxed standards so medica...

Taiwan eyeing 7, 5, 3-day quarantines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Monday (March 14) that the center is making plans for shorter quarantines for arrivals from overseas...

Taiwan's plan to open borders likely to be released next month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Friday (March 11) that it is possible the center will release a plan on reopening Taiwan's borde...

Cram school teachers, migrant workers can enter Taiwan with 10-day quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Monday (March 7) opened up to foreign cram school teachers under its business traveler category and lowered the quarantine for both white-collar professionals an...

Taiwan begins 10-day quarantine, opens to business travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mandatory quarantine for overseas arrivals was shortened to 10 days on Monday (March 7), and borders were opened to business travelers. The Ministry of Health and W...

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 to announce shortened quarantine, business bubble within 2 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is poised to announce details of its new shortened quarantine policy and a travel bubble for business as soon as Thursday (Feb. ...

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 ...