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Taiwan fears Omicron variant will enter with Lunar New Year returnees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Omicron COVID-19 variant could enter Taiwan by the end of the year as people return to celebrate the Lunar New Year, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) chief Chen ...

Taiwan lists 4 more African countries as high-risk due to Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has placed six countries in Southern Africa on its high-risk list due to the appearance of a new, heavily mutated variant of COV...

Taiwan lists 6 Southern African countries as high-risk due to new mutant COVID strain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has placed six countries in Southern Africa on its high-risk list due to the appearance of a new, heavily mutated variant of COV...

New Philippine envoy hopes workers can enter Taiwan before Dec. 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) chairman, Wilfredo B. Fernandez, on Tuesday (Nov. 23) said he is aiming to complete an agreement with labor brokers to e...

Taiwan increases quarantine rooms to 35,500 for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has increased the number of quarantine rooms available for returning overseas Taiwanese during the Lunar New Year to over 35,000. During an inter-ministerial mee...

Taiwan’s quarantine capacity for LNY increasing to 35,500 rooms: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Monday (Nov. 22) that the number of quarantine rooms available for people traveling to Taiwan for the coming Lunar New Y...

Taiwan shuts down Kinmen's cross-strait flight plans before Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Friday (Nov. 19) shut down Kinmen’s call for the central government to resume cross-strait flights before the Lunar ...

7,200 quarantine center rooms available in Taiwan for Dec. 14 -31 bookings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 7,200 rooms, on average 400 per day, are now available for booking at quarantine centers across Taiwan for the period from Dec. 14-31 as part of the 7+7 Lunar N...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau warns quarantine hotels against Lunar New Year price hikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the announcement of updated “7+7” quarantine rules for fully vaccinated travelers, some hotels have reportedly hiked up prices as patrons tried to ar...

Bookings for quarantine centers under Taiwan's '7+7' plan start Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Nov. 15) announced that bookings for quarantine centers under the "7 plus 7" quarantine scheme will begin o...

NT$1 million fine for Taiwan quarantine breakers during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Many Taiwanese living abroad will return to the country ahead of and during the Lunar New Year holiday, but those found breaking the compulsory quarantine could face fines...

Taiwan announces new '7+7' quarantine rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Nov. 11) confirmed that the mandatory quarantine in epidemic prevention hotels for people who are fully vaccinated ...

Taiwan negotiating with Philippines, Vietnam on opening borders to migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Thursday (Nov. 11) confirmed that Indonesian workers can begin entering Taiwan and stated that negotiations are underway to enable workers f...

Taiwan opens to 1st wave of 1,700 Indonesian migrant workers today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a nearly year-old ban on Indonesian migrant workers, Taiwan on Thursday (Nov. 11) opened its borders to 1,700 laborers and caregivers from Indonesia. On Wednesday...

Taiwan to roll out platform for quarantine room availability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new feature will be added to a government-sponsored website providing information on the availability of quarantine rooms as Taiwan braces for an expected influx of visi...