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Taiwan aims to draw 700,000 foreign tourists by year's end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is looking to attract 700,000 tourists this year and hopes to restore visitor numbers to the pre-pandemic level of about 10 million by 2024. On Thursday (Oct. 13...

CECC poised to announce Taiwan's Oct. 13 border opening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Thursday (Sept. 29), Taiwan is expected to finalize Oct. 13 as the date that Taiwan's borders fully reopen to international travelers and provide additional details...

Tigerair Taiwan offers tickets as low as NT$88 for flights abroad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the announcement in Taiwan that the country would begin the first phase of opening its border on Sept. 29, the Tigerair airline issued an announcement in line wi...

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 could ease border restrictions, downgrade COVID in July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 9) stated that border controls could be eased and COVID's designation could be downgraded in July...

'Impossible this year': Taiwan's health chief rules out full reopening in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) has ruled out the possibility of Taiwan joining other Asian countries in fully ending quarantine requirements for vacc...

Taiwan to reopen borders to Filipino workers 'very soon': MECO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) on Wednesday (Jan. 12) announced that Taiwan is going to reopen its borders to Filipino workers "very soon." On...

New Zealand to start reopening borders to world from January

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand will reopen its borders to the world over the coming months, the government announced Wednesday, allowing for the return of displaced residents from Ja...

New Zealand to start reopening borders to world from January

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand will reopen its borders to the world over the coming months, the government announced Wednesday, allowing for the return of displaced residents from January ...

Taiwan to let in 5,000 foreign Mandarin students in March 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Wednesday (Nov. 17) announced that it plans to allow 5,000 foreign non-scholarship, non-degree students to enter Taiwan in March next ye...

Hong Kong might not reopen until mid-2022: Executive Council member

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It is likely Hong Kong will not reopen its borders to international travel until mid-next year, according to one of the Chinese territory’s Executive Council members...

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...

Taiwan mulls reopening border to migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Oct. 29) stated that it is currently assessing the optimal time to reopen borders to migrant workers as well as a req...

Taiwan looking to open borders when 1st-dose vaccination rate reaches 70%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head on Monday (Oct. 25) said that the country's borders can be gradually reopened in a "layered and tiered manner"...

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...