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50% of Taiwanese fully vaccinated, 60% COVID coverage likely by mid-December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The percentage of Taiwanese citizens who are fully vaccinated against COVID has reached 50%, nearing the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) goal of 60% for the e...

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 ...

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 plans points-based entry for migrant workers starting this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Monday (Nov. 1) proposed a plan in which migrant workers would be allowed into Taiwan beginning this month according to a points-based syste...

Health ministry aims to loosen Taiwan's border controls by November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) announced on Thursday (Oct. 21) that it will consider loosening border restrictions when the full vaccination coverage rate excee...

COVID: Will European tourists return to Southeast Asia?

It's little wonder Southeast Asia is now in a rush to welcome back tourists: in 2019, the sector was worth $393billion (€340 billion) for the regional economy. For countries like Cambodia and...

Fortress New Zealand eyes opening to vaccinated travellers early 2022

WELLINGTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - New Zealand plans to allow quarantine-free entry to vaccinated travellers from low-risk countries from early 2022, as it looks to open its borders again after nearly 18 ...

Egyptian, Jordanian and Iraqi leaders meet in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq, Egypt and Jordan took a step toward deepening a regional alliance by holding tripartite talks in Baghdad on Sunday, in a first visit by an Egyptian head of state to the country in...

Africa starts opening airspace even as COVID-19 cases climb

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As COVID-19 cases surged in many parts of the world, the island nation of the Seychelles was looking good: 70-plus straight days without a single infection. Then the planes arrived...

CECC says flights between Taiwan and Vietnam to resume soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A day after Vietnam's government said it had placed Taiwan on its list of considered destinations for flights, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on W...

National Taiwan University calls for foreign students to be allowed entry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan's most prestigious universities has urged the government to lift restrictions on foreign students and expedite their entry into the country for better ta...

Taiwan not opening borders to travelers, yet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (June 4) said that although it is relaxing domestic travel restrictions on Sunday (June 7), it won't op...

Italy seeks to boost tourism by opening borders June 3

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Italian government announced Saturday that it will throw open its borders next month, effectively ending Europe’s longest and strictest coronavirus lockdown just as the summer...

A borderless Africa? Not yet, but some countries open doors

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — For years African leaders have toyed with the idea of free movement by citizens across the continent, even raising the possibility of a single African passport. ...