Taiwan’s river cruises cry out for bailout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s river cruise service providers are feeling left out of the government’s bailout plans to help industries weather the coronavirus storm. Operators o...

Taiwan’s EVA Air applies to resume flights to Palau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Evergreen Airways (EVA Air) has applied to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) to resume its two flights a week to Palau. After completing a preliminary review o...

International travelers can start transferring through Taiwan tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) on Wednesday (June 24) announced that international airline passengers can transfer through Taiwan, but will only be allowed to...

Taiwan extends ban on tour groups to July 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As countries begin to discuss travel bubbles amid the slowdown of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the ban on inbound and outbound tour groups will nevertheless ...

Fortinet products pose security threat over Chinese links: Taiwan lawmaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese lawmaker has sounded the alarm about the nation's acquisition of products made by Fortinet, a cybersecurity company with alleged links to China. Legisla...

KMT not to blame for recall defeat: Mayor of Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) told Kuomintang (KMT) party leaders Wednesday (June 10) that his defeat in last week’s recall vote was not their fault but the resul...

Cross-strait flights to be resumed in 2 stages as pandemic eases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications announced Monday (June 8) that it is currently discussing recommencing flights from six additional Chinese cities —...

Taiwan announces five travel subsidy plans to stimulate tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Monday (June 8) announced five travel subsidy plans, including subsidies for group tours and individ...

Taiwanese flood into Kenting as CECC lifts restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 20,000 vehicles and 500,000 visitors flooded into southern Taiwan's resort town of Kenting over the weekend as the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) lifted m...

Youngsters expected to get free entry to Taiwan amusement parks during summer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is considering allowing young people up to the age of 19 years enter 22 amusement parks free of charge in July and August, reports said Friday (June 5). ...

Taiwan to relax coronavirus restrictions on public transport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is slowing down, the wearing of masks will no longer be compulsory on trains beginning June 7, according to new proposals from...

Demonstrators stage sit-in against proposed ban on gatherings in Taipei Main Station lobby

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hundreds staged a sit-in at Taipei Main Station on Saturday (May 23) to protest a proposed ban on sitting in the lobby, which would deprive the country's Southeast Asi...

Taiwan experts say no worldwide travel until summer 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As countries prepare to open up after coronavirus lockdowns, some Taiwanese scholars said they believe that overseas travel will not be possible until at least the summer ...

Taipei Main Station lobby ban not permanent, protesters face fines: Ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Wednesday (May 20) said there is no "permanent ban" on sitting on the floor of the Taipei Main Statio...

Taiwan planning to allow foreign tourists in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is planning to gradually reopen transportation and tourism in three stages, the last of which will allow foreign tourists to visit the country in October, according...