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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...

All Taiwan residents can now use rapid test to confirm COVID status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting Thursday (May 26), rapid antigen tests can be used by all Taiwan residents in place of PCR tests to confirm COVID-19 infections, enabling them to be evaluated for...

Taiwan residents can use rapid test to verify COVID, enable prescriptions from May 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 24) announced that rapid antigen tests can be used by all Taiwan residents in place of PCR tests to confirm COVI...

Taipei mayor tests positive with COVID rapid test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said on Sunday (May 22) that he had tested positive on a COVID-19 rapid test after experiencing a cough and sore throat. After Deputy Mayor...

Taiwan steps up supply of oral COVID drugs to Indigenous areas, outlying islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents of Indigenous areas and the country’s outlying islands will soon find it easier to obtain oral anti-COVID medicine, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CE...