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In 3-week isolation, unvaccinated athlete waits for Olympics

Three weeks alone in a hotel room is hardly an ideal setting for a snowboarder preparing for the Olympics. Patrizia Kummer, a Swiss athlete who won a gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Oly...

HelperPlace New Survey Reveals the Loosen Travel Restrictions is Not Enough to Cover the Demand of Domestic Helper

The looser travel restrictions for the domestic helper is not enough to cover the high demand of local families; given the current difficulty and cost to hire overseas helpers, local helpers are co...

New Philippine envoy hopes workers can enter Taiwan before Dec. 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) chairman, Wilfredo B. Fernandez, on Tuesday (Nov. 23) said he is aiming to complete an agreement with labor brokers to e...

Taiwan increases quarantine rooms to 35,500 for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has increased the number of quarantine rooms available for returning overseas Taiwanese during the Lunar New Year to over 35,000. During an inter-ministerial mee...

Taiwan’s quarantine capacity for LNY increasing to 35,500 rooms: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Monday (Nov. 22) that the number of quarantine rooms available for people traveling to Taiwan for the coming Lunar New Y...

Taiwan to provide jabs for unvaccinated migrant worker arrivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As migrant workers will soon start arriving in Taiwan under a special program to alleviate labor shortages in some industries, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) o...

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 to roll out platform for quarantine room availability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new feature will be added to a government-sponsored website providing information on the availability of quarantine rooms as Taiwan braces for an expected influx of visi...

Taiwan adds up to 3,500 quarantine rooms for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Between 3,000 and 3,500 extra rooms are likely to become available at COVID-19 quarantine centers ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, reports said Friday (Nov. 5). As ...

Taiwan battles shortage of quarantine hotel rooms for Lunar New Year holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to stave off a shortage of COVID-19 quarantine hotel rooms in the run-up to the Lunar New Year holiday, the Tourism Bureau will extend subsidies until the end...

Taiwan looking at alternative quarantine measures for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said he is looking at alternative measures to cope with a possible lack of quarantine hotel rooms during the coming Lu...

Taiwan’s 1,500 extra quarantine rooms fully booked ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwanese living overseas prepare to return home for the Lunar New Year, 1,500 extra rooms earmarked for their quarantines were fully booked within the past five days, ...

Hundreds of British tourists flee quarantine in Switzerland

Hundreds of British guests put in quarantine over the new, more infectious variant of the coronavirus have fled from the Swiss ski resort of Verbier, with some of them re-emerging in France, Swiss au...