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Taiwan Tourism Bureau launches discounts to help post-COVID recovery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to help the travel sector recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, travelers staying at a hotel or bed and breakfast can receive discounts of up to NT$1,300 (US$43) pe...

Beijing shuts dine-in services for holidays to stem outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Restaurants in Beijing have been ordered to close dine-in services over the May holidays as the Chinese capital grapples with a COVID-19 outbreak. Authorities said at...

Photo of the Day: Beachgoer basks in balmy weather in Taiwan's Sizihwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This woman was seen soaking up the sun on Tuesday (April 26) as temperatures started to sizzle on southern Taiwan. On Tuesday, the mercury across Taiwan soared, with Ka...

Beautiful Dapeng Bay Artists Creations Become Taiwan’s First Art Check-in Points in National Scenic Areas

PINGTUNG COUNTY, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 26 April 2022 - Taiwan possesses a lot of distinct scenery and landscapes, and they are the muses that inspire many artists when they stop and draw landscap...

Taiwan announces relaxed mask rules for Level 2 alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Oct. 28) announced that although the Level 2 COVID alert will remain in place for two more weeks, mask rules will b...

Photo of the Day: Sunrise over Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian man captured this photo of a mirror reflection of Shuishe Pier at Sun Moon Lake last weekend. The 26-year-old photographer, Michael Adi, who works in Taiw...

Public Mid-Autumn Festival barbecues canceled around Taiwan amid COVID fears

UPDATE: Keelung; Hsinchu; Kaohsiung; and Nantou County have also announced the decision to forbid public barbecues, while Taipei will announce its decision on Sept. 13. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –...

Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau wants to permit swimming and snorkeling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau said on Friday (Aug. 20) that plans to loosen restrictions on water activities at the country’s beaches have been submitted to the Mini...

New Taipei continues to restrict visitors to scenic areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On the first weekend following the lowering of Taiwan’s COVID-19 alert level, New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) reminded residents on Saturday (July 31) that the...

Sparse crowds seen on 1st day of eased restrictions in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first day of loosened restrictions on Tuesday (July 13) saw few takers across Taiwan, with many still erring on the side of caution. On July 8, Health Minister and ...

Taiwan's national parks to open from July 13, beaches to remain closed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (July 8) announced that the Level 3 alert will be extended to July 26, but restrictions in many sectors will be rela...

Level 3 extended to July 26, rules relaxed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (July 8) announced that the Level 3 alert will be extended to July 26, but restrictions in many sectors will be rela...

Taiwan issues many tickets in national parks amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Seventh Special Police Corps said on Tuesday (June 22) that officers have been busy patrolling national parks and issuing tickets to people caught in restricted areas ...

Taiwan's Alishan to livestream its scenery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to coop people up at home, the Alishan National Scenic Area Administration (ANSAA) is livestreaming its attractions. ANSAA, along wi...

Taiwan's Yilan shutters 16 tourist spots over COVID case surge fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The northeastern county of Yilan announced Thursday (May 13) the closure of its 16 scenic areas until June 8 and the suspension of 13 types of businesses due to the recent...