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Taiwan to ease COVID rules for inbound migrant workers on March 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Tuesday (March 7) announced that starting on March 15, COVID regulations will be loosened for migrant workers arriving from overseas, includ...

Taiwan's first stage of opening border begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first phase of Taiwan's border reopening began on Thursday (Sept. 29). Reopening measures include an increase in the weekly passenger arrival quota, the start of t...

Taiwan's first stage of opening border starts Sept. 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced that the first phase of Taiwan's border reopening will begin on Sept. 29. It will include an increase in the weekly passenger ar...

Arriving Taiwan passengers can drive themselves to quarantine starting Sept. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Aug. 31) announced that effective Thursday (Sept. 1), passengers arriving at the four major airports, Taoyuan Airp...

Taiwan to open to group tours from Japan, South Korea, and SE Asia first

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Tourism Bureau is eyeing tourists from Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia as the first to visit the country when the country opens its borders in late Sep...

Taiwan plans to open borders in late September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Aug. 25) said that Taiwan is eyeing late September as the likely timeframe to ease its border restricti...

CECC receives guidelines from Taiwan Tourism Bureau on opening borders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (Aug. 19) asked for a timetable for Taiwan to open up to tourists, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) refused to commi...

President asks for timetable on Taiwan opening for tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (Aug. 19) announced that she has asked the Cabinet for a timetable for opening Taiwan up to international tourism and said the "...

Taiwan to ease 4-day self-monitoring rule on Sept. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday announced that it will allow arriving passengers to spend their four days of self-health monitoring in their homes und...

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 won't open borders until child vaccination rate rises from 6% to 50%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (July 27) said it will not lift border restrictions until the COVID vaccination rate for children under the age of fi...

CECC expert says '0 + 7' plan in Taiwan will probably start by Lunar New Year 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) expert on Thursday (July 21) predicted that a "0 + 7" quarantine scheme could be implemented by Lunar New Year 2023. ...

Taiwan's movement toward '0+7' plan on track: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (July 11) said its movement towards the eased quarantine plan is unchanged, despite reports of new local case...

Taiwan weighs ending PCR rule for travelers from low-risk countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is considering discontinuing the PCR test requirement for arrivals from low-risk countries, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). Prior to a M...

Taiwan eyeing '0+7' quarantine in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan prepares to launch its shortened "3+4" quarantine scheme on Wednesday (June 15), the government is reportedly considering ending quarantine with a &quo...