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Arrivals from India, SE Asia must wait at Taiwan airport for PCR results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 19) announced that starting on Thursday (Jan. 20), passengers arriving from India and Southeast Asian countri...

Taiwan home care worker key link in Omicron cluster infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) denied that a residential service worker is a super spreader, she is a key link in a number of chains of transmission o...

Teen Tasty worker among Taiwan's 6 new COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced six new COVID cases on Thursday evening and Friday morning (Jan. 13-14), including a teen employee of a steakhouse, a Thai restaurant chef, and bank clust...

COVID cluster of 5 breaks out in northern Taiwan electronics factory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An electronics factory in Taoyuan was shut down on Tuesday (Jan. 11) after five workers tested positive for COVID. Among the group of luggage cart workers who recently ...

Taiwan to reopen borders to foreign Mandarin students in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that Taiwan will open its borders to Mandarin students without scholarships in March, with about 5,000 students expected to a...

'7 + 7' travelers form Omicron cluster in Taipei hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 6) announced that a new Omicron cluster infection has formed at a Taipei quarantine hotel. CECC he...

3 more Taiwan airport cleaners test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three more cleaning workers at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport tested positive for COVID on Wednesday (Jan. 5), bringing the number of airport personnel tied to a...

Taiwan rejects US CDC guidance on 5-day quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Dec. 30) announced that it will not follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on shorte...

Taiwan opens borders to Thai workers, eyes Philippines, Vietnam next

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Thursday (Dec. 30) announced that Taiwan is opening its borders to migrant workers from Thailand and that negotiations are underway with the...

'7+7' arrivals in Taiwan face NT$150,000 fine for forged vaccine documents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Travelers to Taiwan who opt for the "7 plus 7" quarantine scheme will face fines ranging between NT$30,000 (US$1,000) to NT$150,000 if they fail to provide proof...

Indonesian worker tests positive for COVID after flying to Taiwan's Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian migrant worker flew to Penghu County without waiting for the results of his COVID-19 test, which came back positive, potentially exposing 53 people to the vi...

Teen pilot on solo global flight to land in Taiwan on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A British-Belgian teenager will be landing in Taipei on Tuesday (Dec. 14) as part of her quest to become the youngest woman to fly around the world solo. Zara Rutherfor...

Scientist infected with COVID attended Japanese classes in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apart from visiting shopping malls and restaurants, the Academia Sinica researcher infected by the COVID-19 Delta variant also studied Japanese at a university department ...

Delta-positive scientist took MRT to 14 locations in Taipei, New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Dec. 9) revealed the multiple locations in Taiwan and New Taipei that a COVID-positive lab researcher has visited o...

Guide to Taiwan's shortened hotel quarantine measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Taiwan's shortened hotel quarantine options set to take effect in less than two weeks, Taiwan News has created a diagram to explain the different choices. In o...