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Taiwan Foxconn tycoon's home PCR device to detect monkeypox

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fears over the spread of monkeypox in Taiwan have prompted Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) to recalibrate his home PCR test machine to test for the disease. On Friday (...

Turkey travel industry keen to lure tourists from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of travel agencies from Taiwan were treated to a trip in Turkey as the country looks to entice international travelers post-pandemic. At the invitation of Turki...

Most Taiwan transit travelers flying between North America and Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since Taiwan reopened its airports to international transit passengers on Wednesday (June 15), most users have been people traveling between North America and Southeast As...

Video explains Taiwan's new '3+4' quarantine rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning June 15, all travelers will only have to spend three days in quarantine and undergo four days of self-initiated epidemic prevention, the government announced on ...

Post-pandemic travel to South Korea popular among Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Applications for tourist visas to South Korea have reached capacity until July 26, according to the Korea Tourism Organization’s (KTO) statistics. The KTO said in...

Taiwan scraps COVID quarantine for vaccinated long-range flight crews

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Crew members of long-range flights who received three COVID-19 jabs will no longer have to quarantine after arriving in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) ...

Taiwan shortens COVID quarantine to 3 days for all arrivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All travelers arriving in Taiwan will only have to spend three days in quarantine and four days of self-health monitoring beginning June 15, the government announced Satur...

Philippines recognizes Taiwan's Digital COVID-19 Certificate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippine government has recognized Taiwan's Digital COVID-19 Certificate and now allows vaccinated individuals coming from Taiwan to enter without quarantine, th...

Taiwan health expert calls for predicting COVID path using mortality rates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A public health expert in Taiwan has urged for a closer look at COVID-induced fatality rates as a gauge of how the pandemic is playing out in the country. Death figures...

Two delegation leaders from Slovakia test positive for COVID in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two leaders of the delegation from Slovakia’s parliament on a June 5-10 visit to Taiwan tested positive for COVID-19 after meetings with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)...

Time not yet ripe for end to Taiwan traveler quarantine: CECC head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 8) said the country is not yet ready to completely eliminate quarantine for arriving passengers. ...

Taiwan eyeing '3+4' quarantine for business travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 8) indicated that it is eyeing a "3+4" quarantine scheme for business travelers in the near future....

Taiwan to replace on-arrival PCR test with saliva test on June 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 31) announced that starting on Wednesday (June 1), passengers arriving in Taiwan will no longer be required to u...

Terry Gou wants his COVID test detector sent free to every home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Terry Gou (郭台銘) dreams that his new COVID test machine can be free and a feature in every Taiwan home, paid for by advertising. In a TVBS interview on Sunday (May 29) t...

Taiwan dance lesson app Swipe wins InnoVEX award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A dance lesson app from Taiwan’s Swipecool Inc. won the Small and Medium Enterprise Administration (SMEA) award Friday (May 27) at InnoVEX 2022 as part of a pitch co...