Taiwan's airport MRT cuts services due to coronavirus impact

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taoyuan Airport Mass Rapid Transit line will reduce the frequency of its trains from April to June as the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affects the number of p...

New coronavirus case a Taiwan Taoyuan Airport employee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan’s 16 new coronavirus cases worked at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s travel information center, the Tourism Bureau confirmed Saturday (Mar...

Three foreigners trapped in Taiwan airport due to airline's negligence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to negligence by the staff of Air New Zealand, three foreign travelers are currently trapped at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and are unable to return to th...

Taiwan Railways starts temperature checks in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the four-day Tomb Sweeping holiday approaching, Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Thursday (March 26) it will start temperature checks for passengers at all 3...

2 Taiwanese teens skip quarantine to buy oyster omelets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese teens could be facing a NT$1 million (US$33,000) fine after they shirked their 14-day quarantine to get lunch. The pair of unnamed exchange students had r...

Taiwan to end coronavirus quarantine for 361 evacuees from Wuhan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 361 Taiwanese citizens who returned from Wuhan on two charter flights March 10 will be allowed to end their quarantine without a second round of testing for the...

4-year-old Taiwanese boy confirmed with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced its first case of a child under the age of five testing positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday (March 23). During a press conference o...

Taoyuan Airport sees 7,800 passengers a day, fewer than during SARS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Border Affairs Corps (BAC) said on Sunday (March 22) that Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport served about 7,800 passengers on Saturday, less than the aver...

Taiwan airlines refuse passengers with fever, require masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines (CAL) and EVA Air will turn away passengers with a fever and require others to wear a mask during flights, except for meal times, to prevent the Wuhan coron...

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...

Chinese coronavirus patient took CAL flights transiting in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese woman diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) traveled by China Airlines (CAL) from San Francisco to Chengdu, transiting at Taiwan Taoyuan International ...

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 ...

More than 1,100 Taiwanese still stuck overseas due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 1,100 Taiwanese citizens from 85 tour groups were still stuck overseas as new travel restrictions kicked in Thursday (March 19) to prevent the spread of the Wuh...

Number of passengers at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport plummets to new low

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Only 12,000 travelers passed through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Tuesday (March 17) as more airlines suspended flights and the government announced an imminent ba...

New Taipei borough chief accused of risky, boondoggle trip to Spain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tour group led by a New Taipei borough chief and community members have come under fire for traveling to Europe as it is being ravaged by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19...