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Taiwan mulls extending airport virus tests until Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A two-week program offering virus testing for airline passengers arriving from China, Hong Kong, and Macau could be extended until the Lunar New Year, Taiwan’s healt...

Taiwan plans to expand regular direct flights to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will allow regular direct flights to 13 airports in China now served by charters, Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said Tuesday (Nov. 7). Last week, W...

Taiwan to allow tour groups to visit China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will allow tour groups to visit China from March at the earliest, reports said Friday (Nov. 3). At the opening of the Taipei International Travel Fair (ITF), Tra...

Taiwanese tourist dies in bus accident in China’s Xinjiang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One Taiwanese tourist died, one was in a coma, and two suffered broken bones in a bus accident in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) sai...

Taiwan reopens borders to Chinese tourists from 3rd places

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese tourists will be allowed to travel to Taiwan from third places again beginning Sept. 1, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Thursday (Aug. 24). The reopenin...

Taiwan upbeat about hitting 6 million visitor mark despite China ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is optimistic about achieving its goal of six million tourist arrivals in 2023, even though China has yet to allow group travel to Taiwan. China on Thursday (Aug...

Taiwan refuses entry to officials from 9 Chinese provinces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has rejected applications by officials from nine Chinese provinces to attend a travel fair in July, reports said on Thursday (June 29). While travel agencies and...

Taiwan wants talks before reopening travel tours to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tourism Bureau wants bilateral talks before allowing the resumption of mass tours between Taiwan and China, reports said Friday (May 19). China’s Taiwan Affai...

Taiwan’s China Airlines adds flights amid travel surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines (CAL) is raising its number of flights by 30% as international travel surges, reports said Friday (Jan. 19). The country’s main gateway, Taiwan Tao...

Taiwan CECC chief visits outer islands to consider ferry links with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) chief Victor Wang (王必勝) visited the island of Kinmen on Tuesday (Dec. 13) amid calls for the reopening of ferry links with China and...

KMT calls for resumption of direct links between Taiwan outer islands and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The resumption of direct transportation links between Taiwan’s outlying islands and the Chinese province of Fujian depends on the level of preparation by China, Demo...

Taiwan island of Kinmen calls for resumption of ferry links with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the military marked the 73rd anniversary of the key Battle of Guningtou against China’s communists, Kinmen County Government on Tuesday (Oct. 25) called for the r...

Taiwan considers resumption of ferry links with China during holidays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan reopened its borders to tourists from overseas Thursday (Oct. 13), the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said it would consider restarting direct travel links with ...

Foreign minister explains US' upgraded travel warning for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Responding to the news that the U.S. had raised its travel warning for Taiwan to Level 2, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said Wednesday (May 4) that every country has it...