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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...

Taiwan planning on reopening borders to fully vaccinated migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Minister of Labor Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) on Wednesday (Oct. 13) announced that when a ban on the entry of migrant workers is lifted, those who are fully vaccinat...

COVID test credibility hurdle for Taiwan to re-introduce Indonesian workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronavirus task force said on Tuesday (Feb. 2) Taiwan will not consider allowing entry of Indonesian migrant workers in the near future “unless there is a stron...

Morocco to start reopening borders after strict lockdown

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco will start gradually reopening its air and maritime borders next week after one of the world’s strictest border lockdowns, which trapped tourists inside the country and l...

Taiwan may allow foreign travelers from island countries, not major cities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) revealed Sunday (June 21) that health officials have begun discussions about possibly...

Business Highlights

___ Can job market sustain its gains? Uncertainties cloud future WASHINGTON (AP) — Layoffs are slowing, unemployment is declining and hiring is gradually rising, su...

Taiwan envoy provides insights on Japan's travel bubble

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese representative in Japan, Frank Hsieh (謝長廷), on Monday (June 1) shared his take on Japan's planned reopening to selected countries and offered possible ex...