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Foreign workers in Taiwan can apply for COVID sick leave benefits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign workers who contract COVID will receive 50% of their salary if they take sick leave, but can apply for labor insurance benefits. Like all Taiwan residents, fore...

Taiwan ends quarantine for COVID contacts with 3 jabs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 16) announced that it will end the quarantine requirement for close contacts of COVID cases who have received a t...

Foreign workers in Taiwan only eligible to 50% pay for COVID sick leave

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign workers who contract COVID will only receive 50% of their salary if they take sick leave, but can apply for some labor insurance benefits, while those who must tak...

Taiwan's new quarantine guidelines for COVID cases, travelers, and contacts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 9) issued new quarantine guidelines for COVID cases, travelers arriving from overseas, and contacts of COVID case...

Taiwan shortens traveler quarantine to 7 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 3) announced that it will shorten the mandatory quarantine for overseas arrivals to seven days. During a pres...

Rationale for rationing COVID test kits in Taiwan

Taiwan is experiencing another wave of COVID-19, with the daily caseload surpassing 10,000 and weekly positivity rate climbing, indicating a peak yet to come. As countries around the world tackle t...

NTU professor calls for shortened quarantine for travelers arriving in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Now that the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced the “3+4” quarantine policy for locals in contact with COVID-19 patients, it should also upda...

Taiwan to allow mild COVID cases to stay at home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (April 8) issued guidelines to allow mild COVID cases to undergo treatment at home. During the day, the CECC announ...

Dependents of foreign teachers can apply for entry to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) has informed schools that spouses and children of foreign teachers who have work permits or residence certificates that are valid for more ...

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...

Foreign ministry welcomes Philippines' acceptance of Taiwan vaccine certification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mutual acceptance of vaccination certificates between Taiwan and the Philippines will facilitate more bilateral exchanges, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said ...

Taiwan poised to open borders to business travelers in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Feb. 17) said that the country is planning on opening its borders to business travelers in Mar...

Taiwan mulling 7-day quarantine by April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If Taiwan's planned shortened quarantine of 10 days goes well in March, an even shorter quarantine of seven days is possible in April, Central Epidemic Command Center ...

Taiwan opens borders to Filipino, Vietnamese migrant workers today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan officially opened its borders to workers from the Philippines and Vietnam on Tuesday (Feb. 15). Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中)...

Taiwan to shorten quarantines to 10 days at home by mid-March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Monday (Feb. 14) that it plans to shorten the mandatory quarantine for overseas arrivals from 14 to 10 days and allow ...