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Taiwan to cut airport wait time by 50 minutes by ending cargo bay disinfection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (July 29) announced that it will reduce airport wait times by up to 50 minutes by halting the mandatory disinfection o...

Taiwan to open borders to 6 categories of visitors on July 25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (July 19) announced that it will lift border restrictions on six categories of visitors, primarily those involved wit...

Taiwan looking to open to inbound, outbound tour groups simultaneously

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is looking to lift its two-year ban on tourism, possibly by first allowing both inbound and outbound group tours simultaneously. At a press conference on Monday ...

Tsai calls for reopening of Taiwan to international tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (July 17) called for the reopening of Taiwan to international tourists and a timeline for loosening border controls. During a spe...

Taiwan could ease border restrictions, downgrade COVID in July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 9) stated that border controls could be eased and COVID's designation could be downgraded in July...

Taiwan looking to open borders in July based on infection rate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Monday (April 18) he expects Taiwan to open its borders to travelers from countries with similar inf...

Philippines opens to quarantine-free entry for Taiwanese tourists on April 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippines will allow all fully vaccinated foreign tourists, including those from Taiwan, to enter the country without having to undergo quarantine starting on Friday...

Dependents of foreign teachers can apply for entry to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) has informed schools that spouses and children of foreign teachers who have work permits or residence certificates that are valid for more ...

Taiwan's plan to open borders likely to be released next month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Friday (March 11) that it is possible the center will release a plan on reopening Taiwan's borde...

Chen says Taiwan quarantine will not be shortened until 50% receive boosters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Feb. 10) said that quarantines will not be shortened until booster vaccine coverage reaches 50%. Dur...

US citizens likely to be left out as Europe reopens borders

BRUSSELS (AP) — Americans are unlikely to be allowed into Europe when the continent reopens its borders next week, due to how the coronavirus pandemic is flaring in the U.S. and President Donald...