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Taiwan to end pre-entry PCR rule for all arrivals next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Wednesday (Aug. 10) it will end its pre-flight polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test requirement for all inbound...

Taiwan ends mask rule for scooter riders, cyclists, and outdoor workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (July 19) announced it will end the mask requirement for scooter riders, cyclists, and people working in outdoor open...

Taiwan ends pre-entry PCR rule for citizens, residents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) ended its pre-flight polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test requirement for returning Taiwan citizens, residents, and con...

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 to end 2-day PCR rule for returning citizens, foreign residents on July 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (July 7) announced that it will discontinue the two-day PCR rule for returning Taiwan citizens, residents, ...

Taiwan to replace on-arrival PCR test with saliva test on June 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 31) announced that starting on Wednesday (June 1), passengers arriving in Taiwan will no longer be required to u...

Taiwan to shorten quarantine for arriving passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is planning on shortening the length of the current seven-day mandatory quarantine for passengers arriving from overseas. Dur...

Taiwan to announce eased border restrictions in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (May 27) said it will announce new, relaxed border restrictions in June as Taiwan's infection rate of 6% ...

Shanghai to reopen subways in easing of COVID restrictions

BEIJING (AP) — The locked-down Chinese metropolis of Shanghai will reopen four of its 20 subway lines Sunday as it slowly eases pandemic restrictions that have kept most residents in their housing com...

Q&A with MOFA on visitor visa for relatives of foreign residents in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to questions from readers regarding visitor visas for relatives of foreign residents, Taiwan News contacted a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) representative...

Guangzhou closes to most arrivals as China's outbreak grows

BEIJING (AP) — The manufacturing hub of Guangzhou closed itself to most arrivals Monday as China battles a major COVID-19 surge in its big eastern cities. Shanghai has taken the bru...

EXPLAINER: BA.2 variant takes over. What's known about it?

In the latest battle of the coronavirus mutants, an extra-contagious version of omicron has taken over the world. The coronavirus version known as BA.2 is now dominant in at least 68...

Taiwan loosens home quarantine rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (April 6) announced that it is lifting some home quarantine restrictions, such as the bans on bathroom-sharing and ...

Will Taiwan's mask mandate end by summer? Some rules may be relaxed: Chen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When asked by the media whether Taiwan will end its mask mandate before the summer vacation, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said that ma...

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...