14 Taipei KTV hostess clubs open, IDs to go into city data cloud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being closed down for over a month, 14 KTV hostess clubs (酒店) and dance halls (舞廳) have reopened in Taipei on the condition they follow epidemic prevention rules and...

Taiwan mulls opening trade links with HK as actor arrives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 12) announced that it is considering reopening economic and trade links with Hong Kong on the same day ...

FBI background check for Taiwan visas shuttered due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), it appears that the FBI has had to temporarily suspend its background checks, which will prevent Americans who are...

Taiwan halts flight transfers to stem coronavirus spread

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced on Sunday (March 22) that airplane passengers will be banned from making transfers at the nation's airports in a bid to check the risk of coronavirus ...

New measures to the rescue of coronavirus stranded foreigners in Taiwan

Taiwan is offering a 30-day automatic extension for foreigners who come into the country with a visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa, plus assistance for overstayers, according to a Bureau of Co...

Surgical masks on sale at Taiwan airport duty-free shops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Having caught up with an upsurge in local demand for surgical masks due to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CECC) announced on Fri...

Foreign offices in Taiwan support border control measures

Several foreign representative offices in Taiwan have expressed support for Taiwan's strict border control measures, which took effect Thursday (March 19), saying they understand the need for such...

Taipei airport swarmed by confused foreigners after Taiwan entry ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the first day of a ban on foreign visitors went into effect on Thursday (March 19) the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) was swarmed with thousands of foreign ...

Foreign visitors on visas scramble to leave Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Home, Hong Kong, and Okinawa appear to be the three most popular destinations for non-citizens who need to leave the country after it was announced there would be no visa ...

'Worrying about epidemic' not valid reason to extend visa: Taiwan MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Taiwan's ban on all foreign visitors, the government clarified that foreigners with visitor or landing visas that are about to expire must leave the country ...

Taiwan issues level-3 travel warning for all of U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced Wednesday (March 18) it was expanding its level-3 travel warning to include all of the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, meaning that trav...

Taiwan's indigenous submarine project enters rough waters amid coronavirus restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spilled over into the global financial market, the real economy and, surprisingly, Taiwan's indigenous diesel submarine (IDS) p...

Update: Taiwan bans all foreign visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (March 18) announced that as confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to stream in, all fo...

Foreigners need NHI card, card reader to access Taiwan's mask website

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After trial operations for a new website for real-name mask-rationing went online on Thursday (March 12), Taiwanese officials announced that foreigners only have the optio...

Taiwan adds more masks to rationing system amid Wuhan coronavirus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced a new rationing system on Monday (Feb. 17), adding an additional 200 adult-size surgical masks and 150 child masks for each...