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South Taiwan man receives 37 tickets for riding scooter on sidewalk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man was fined 37 times by the police for riding his scooter on sidewalks in Kaohsiung and had to pay his fines in installments, the Kaohsiung Branch of the Ministry of J...

Man could face arrest for failing to pay NT$1 million for quarantine violation in east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man may face arrest after he failed to pay a NT$1 million (US$35,000) fine for flouting COVID-19 quarantine rules in 2020. The Administrative Enforcement Agency&rsquo...

American man pays heavy fine for flouting quarantine rules before being allowed to exit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American man in Taiwan who had earlier been intercepted while trying to leave Taiwan for home was finally allowed to depart after paying a NT$150,000 (US$5,400) fine fo...

Indonesian workers fined NT$270,000 for leaving Taiwan quarantine for 1 minute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Indonesian migrant workers have been fined a total of NT$270,000 (US$9,700) for stepping out of their quarantine rooms for one minute and their employer has been stuck...

House of Taiwanese man auctioned off by authorities to pay wife’s ETC dues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man’s house in Taiwan’s Nantou County was auctioned off by authorities on Tuesday (Jan. 4) to pay for his wife’s enormous electronic toll collection (E...

Frenchman intercepted at Taiwan airport for not paying fine for quarantine breach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French national was prevented from heading home from Taiwan until he had paid a heavy fine for violating the country’s quarantine rules, the Administrative Enforce...

Taiwanese man racks up over 1,200 parking tickets and fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man’s car has been impounded and will be auctioned in February after he neglected to pay over 1,200 parking tickets and fines. The Administrative Enfo...

Taiwanese woman ignores COVID fine, has property seized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The authorities have seized the property of a Keelung woman for an overdue COVID fine and plan to auction it off if the arrears are not paid. Keelung police nabbed the ...

Taiwanese woman pays COVID fine to keep car

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman who had delayed paying the authorities NT$60,000 (US$2,069) for a COVID-19 violation handed over the fine with haste on Saturday (Sept. 11) when she saw her car be...

Refusal to pay pandemic fine leads to NT$300,000 bank deduction for central Taiwan man

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Changhua Branch of Taiwan’s Administrative Enforcement Agency has deducted NT$300,000 (US$10,727) from a Nantou County man surnamed Chou (周) who had refused to p...

Businessman fined NT$100,000 for breaking Taiwan quarantine to see dentist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese businessman has been fined NT$100,000 for stopping by a dentist when he was supposed to be in quarantine. A Taiwanese businessman surnamed Li (李) returned f...

Man fined NT$200,000 for bringing pork products into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Changhua County man was fined NT$200,000 after customs officials caught him bringing two boxes of pork-containing pastries from China into Taiwan. The Administrative ...

Taiwanese man taken from quarantine facility by debt collectors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has withdrawn a quarantine violation fine against a man in central Taiwan after he proved that he was taken from his quarantine location by a...

New Zealand pilot fined NT$300,000 for dishonesty about Taiwan travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An EVA Air cargo pilot from New Zealand has been fined by the Taoyuan City Department of Public Health for not being truthful about his recent contact and travel history, ...

Visiting DJs fined NT$10,000 each for breaking quarantine: CECC

Four disc jockeys, who recently arrived in Taiwan to perform at a music concert in Taipei, have each been fined NT$10,000 (US$351) for breaking quarantine rules, the Central Epidemic Command Center (C...