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1st migrant workers land in Taiwan after 6-month ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven Indonesian migrant workers landed in Taiwan on Wednesday evening (Nov. 17), marking the first group of migrant workers to enter the country in six months. Ministe...

MECO sparing no effort in 'reopening Taiwan's doors to Filipino workers'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippine representative office in Taiwan has said it is doing everything within its power to facilitate the entry of Filipino workers into the country. On Friday ...

Indonesian caregiver recorded beating elderly woman in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian caregiver is facing a fine of up to NT$150,000 (US$5,401) after she was caught on a surveillance camera beating the elderly Taiwanese woman who was in her ca...

Taiwan likely to open to Thai migrant workers next

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) is indicating that Thais will be the next nationality allowed to enter Taiwan as migrant workers following Indonesians. MOL Workforce Develo...

1st batch of Indonesian caregivers to start arriving in Taiwan Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) on Monday (Nov. 15) announced that the first batch of Indonesian migrant workers can start entering Taiwan as soon as Wednesday (Nov....

Taiwan negotiating with Philippines, Vietnam on opening borders to migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Thursday (Nov. 11) confirmed that Indonesian workers can begin entering Taiwan and stated that negotiations are underway to enable workers f...

Taiwan opens to 1st wave of 1,700 Indonesian migrant workers today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a nearly year-old ban on Indonesian migrant workers, Taiwan on Thursday (Nov. 11) opened its borders to 1,700 laborers and caregivers from Indonesia. On Wednesday...

Taiwan to open border to Indonesian migrant workers as soon as this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Ministry of Labor (MOL) official on Tuesday (Nov. 9) announced that Taiwan will open its borders to Indonesian migrant workers as soon as this week. During a press br...

Points system for migrant workers entering Taiwan explained

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When Taiwan begins opening its borders to migrant workers later this month, a points system will be used to select which foreign workers will be prioritized for entry into...

Migrant workers only get 1 month window to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will only provide a one-month window for migrant workers from select countries with enough "points" to enter the country, before shutting down the border ...

Taiwan mulls reopening border to migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Oct. 29) stated that it is currently assessing the optimal time to reopen borders to migrant workers as well as a req...

Taiwan planning on reopening borders to fully vaccinated migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) on Wednesday (Oct. 13) announced that when a ban on the entry of migrant workers is lifted, those who are fully vaccinat...

Taiwan considers loosening entry ban on migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is considering relaxing a ban on the entry of migrant workers, which it imposed in May when a major domestic outbreak of COVID-19 began. Due to a surge in COVID-...

Indigenous hunter mistakes Vietnamese man for wild boar in central Taiwan shooting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese Indigenous hunter claims that he mistook a Vietnamese migrant worker for a wild boar before he fatally shot him while hunting for wild game in central Taiwan. ...

Taiwan's migrant workers can begin switching worksites today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (July 19) announced that the ban on migrant workers changing worksites under the same employer would be lifted the fol...