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Japan bars business visitors from Taiwan amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to prevent mutant strains of the coronavirus from entering, Japan has now decided to bar visits by business people and students from 11 Asian countries, including...

Taiwan suspends entry to all international students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan started suspending entry to non-resident foreigners on Friday (Jan. 1), with schools halting entry permit applications for all international students. The Minist...

The Latest: Oman starts vaccinations with 1st batch of shots

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Persian Gulf state of Oman has launched its COVID-19 inoculation campaign, with the sultanate’s health minister receiving the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. ...

Asia Today: Japan halts all foreign arrivals over UK variant

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is barring entry of all nonresident foreign nationals as a precaution against a new and potentially more contagious coronavirus variant that has spread across Britain. ...

COVID-19: Switzerland to track British tourists on ski slopes

Swiss authorities on Tuesday are trying to trace thousands of visitors from Britain, many thought to be headed for the Alpine country's ski slopes, on fears they might import southern England'...

New COVID strain: A fresh blow to Britain's economy

European stocks slumped Monday as several European Union countries imposed flight bans from the UK to stop the spread of a new highly infectious strain of coronavirus found in England. London's b...

Indonesia disappointed at Taiwan's entry ban on Indonesian migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Indonesian government on Thursday (Dec. 17) expressed regret over Taiwan's decision to extend the entry ban on Indonesian migrant workers indefinitely, urging it t...

Taiwan to continue entry ban on Indonesian migrant workers indefinitely

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Wednesday (Dec. 16) announced that it is continuing its entry ban on migrant workers from Indonesia as...

Taiwan mulls conditional entry for Indonesian workers to meet labor demand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government is considering granting conditional entry to Indonesian migrant workers to meet labor demand in the country, according to Health Minister Chen Shi...

Treating Indonesian workers for COVID-19 could cost Taiwan US$3.5 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The cost of treating Indonesian migrant workers who tested positive for COVID-19 could exceed NT$100 million (US$3.3 million) as Taiwan continues to report imported cases ...

Update: CECC mulls temporarily banning Indonesian migrant workers from entering Taiwan

[Update: November 30 at 15:54] The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Monday (Nov. 30) that all migrant workers from Indonesia will be banned from entering Taiwan for two weeks, start...

Exclusive: White House considers lifting European travel restrictions - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is considering rescinding entry bans for most non-U.S. citizens who recently were in Brazil, Britain, Ireland and 26 other European countries, five U.S. and airl...

Jewish pilgrims leave border as Ukraine upholds travel ban

Hundreds of Hasidic Jewish pilgrims who have been waiting for days at the Ukraine-Belarus border began leaving Friday after authorities upheld an entry ban on foreigners due to an increase in coronavi...

Bangladeshi migrants in Italy stigmatized over coronavirus certificate scam

Rakib Hasan, 25, has lived in Rome for several years and calls Italy home. Standing in a queue in front of a Roman hospital, Hasan tells DW how Bangladesh's fake negative coronavirus certificates ...

Japan releases plans to ease border controls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government is discussing measures to loosen the entry ban on business travelers and planning to waive quarantines on visitors from certain countries as long a...