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Taiwan ends vaccine mandate for tour groups

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Tourism Bureau on Monday (June 20) announced that it is ending the requirement that domestic tour group participants receive three doses of COVID vaccines and...

Residents say China used health tracker for crowd control

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Angry bank customers who traveled to a city in central China to retrieve their savings from troubled rural banks have been stopped by a health app on their cellphone. ...

CECC says daily COVID cases in 'obvious decline' after May peak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (June 17) predicted that based on the current downward trend, daily COVID cases should drop below 50,000 next...

Taiwan CECC official asked how he was only one able to avoid COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With many of his colleagues at the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) undergoing quarantine after testing positive for COVID, Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy head of the CECC&...

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 ...

CECC predicts drop in COVID cases starting next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) official on Thursday (June 16) predicted an "obvious decrease" in COVID cases starting next week. During a press conf...

Taiwan '3+4' quarantine Q&A

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting on Wednesday (June 15), Taiwan's new "3+4" quarantine scheme begins, shortening the mandatory quarantine for inbound passengers from seven days to o...

Taiwan quarantine hotel guests can go home on 4th day if conditions met

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (June 14) stated that some arriving passengers who stay in epidemic prevention hotels can spend the four day...

'Same location' rule for new quarantine 'another idiotic policy': Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Monday (June 13) criticized a new rule requiring arriving passengers undergoing the new "3+4" quarantine scheme to stay in the &q...

Beijing tests millions, isolates thousands over COVID cluster at 24-hour bar

Authorities in China's capital Beijing on Monday raced to contain a COVID-19 outbreak traced to a raucous 24-hour bar known for cheap liquor and big crowds, with millions facing mandatory testing ...

Taiwan imposes quota of 25,000 inbound passengers per week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Under Taiwan's new "3+4" quarantine scheme, only 25,000 passengers will be allowed to enter the country per week. On Saturday (June 11), Central Epidemic ...

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's mask law to stay in July to prevent 'other diseases'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite reports indicating that Taiwan could relax its mask mandate in July, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head on Tuesday (June 7) said that the mask mandate...

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...

Taiwan announces mask rules for June 1-30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 30) announced its mask regulations for the month of June. At a press conference that afternoon, CECC head Chen...