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Taiwan's Taichung reports first cluster infection of BA.5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first cluster infection of the BA.5 subvariant of Omicron has been detected among a family in Taichung City. The Taichung City Government Health Bureau ann...

Taiwan reports 1st local Omicron BA.5 cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (July 6) announced the first two local cases of the highly contagious BA.5 subvariant of Omicron, as well ...

Thailand envoy working on visa waiver for visitors from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thailand is actively working on introducing a visa waiver for visitors from Taiwan, the Southeast Asian country’s representative in Taipei told Legislative Speaker Y...

Taiwan ex-VP suggests border opening in July, August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan should consider reopening its borders to foreign visitors in July or August, former Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said Thursday (June 23). The epidemiologi...

Most Taiwan transit travelers flying between North America and Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since Taiwan reopened its airports to international transit passengers on Wednesday (June 15), most users have been people traveling between North America and Southeast As...

Taiwan airfares to Europe, US, Asia skyrocket by as much as 162%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new shortened "3+4" quarantine, the monthly quota on inbound passengers, soaring fuel prices, and pent-up demand has resulted in skyrocketing airfares for ne...

Omicron BA.4, BA.5 could start Taiwan's next wave in 'several months': CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the detection of the first imported cases of the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, a Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) official estimated that these strains wil...

Taiwan '3+4' quarantine Q&A

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting on Wednesday (June 15), Taiwan's new "3+4" quarantine scheme begins, shortening the mandatory quarantine for inbound passengers from seven days to o...

Taiwan quarantine hotel guests can go home on 4th day if conditions met

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (June 14) stated that some arriving passengers who stay in epidemic prevention hotels can spend the four day...

3 more top Taiwan CECC officials test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the confirmation that Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) had received a positive COVID test result on Sunday (June 12), three more...

'Same location' rule for new quarantine 'another idiotic policy': Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Monday (June 13) criticized a new rule requiring arriving passengers undergoing the new "3+4" quarantine scheme to stay in the &q...

Taiwan eyeing '0+7' quarantine in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan prepares to launch its shortened "3+4" quarantine scheme on Wednesday (June 15), the government is reportedly considering ending quarantine with a &quo...

Business insider warns hotel closures imminent if Taiwan keeps borders closed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The accommodation industry in Taiwan is pleading with the government to open its borders or see a new wave of closures by the end of the year, reports said. Taiwan has ...

Taiwan scraps COVID quarantine for vaccinated long-range flight crews

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Crew members of long-range flights who received three COVID-19 jabs will no longer have to quarantine after arriving in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) ...

Taiwan shortens COVID quarantine to 3 days for all arrivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All travelers arriving in Taiwan will only have to spend three days in quarantine and four days of self-health monitoring beginning June 15, the government announced Satur...