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Taiwan shelves 7-day quarantine for vaccinated arrivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), announced Wednesday (June 16) that plans to allow persons vaccinated abroad to undergo a sho...

Letter to the Editor: Dormitories or prisons? A look at Taiwan’s foreign labor force during COVID-19

Since the start of the 2021 coronavirus outbreak in Taiwan, officials have been scrambling to protect citizens and foreign residents alike. After close to 18 months of successfully evading any major o...

Taiwan eases restrictions on business travelers from Vietnam, Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (March 24) announced it will move Vietnam and Singapore to its list of low-risk countries, meaning busines...

Taiwan flight attendant couple caught breaking quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two flight attendants for Taiwan's China Airlines were caught violating quarantine after returning to the country from work in late February. On Friday (March 19), ...

The Latest: EU regulator reviews AstraZeneca vaccine

LONDON — The world awaits a decision from Europe’s top medical regulator into whether there is any evidence to show the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is linked to a small number of blood clots repor...

Taiwan in 'travel bubble' talks with 5 countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is currently discussing "travel bubbles" with five countries, Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Wednesday (March 10). During a question-...

Chen says outbreak in China 'very serious,' no LNY bubble for Taiwanese execs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has shot down the notion of a Lunar New Year (LNY) bubble for Taiwanese businesspeople returning from China...

Singapore to open borders to Taiwan Dec. 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singapore will lift travel restrictions on visitors from Taiwan starting next Friday (Dec. 18), exempting them from a two-week quarantine provided they test negative for t...

Yo-Yo Ma praises Taiwan in first live performance since February

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — World-renowned American cellist Yo-Yo Ma (馬友友) took the stage at the Taipei Music Center on Tuesday (Nov. 10) in his first live performance since February and praised Taiw...

'Travel bubble' plan with Palau postponed: CECC

A plan to create a travel bubble between Taiwan and Palau has been postponed because of the Pacific ally's decision to not relax quarantine rules for Taiwanese travelers, Central Epidemic Command ...

Taiwan considers dropping Japan, South Korea, Australia from business visitors list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to renewed outbreaks of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia, Japan, and South Korea, Taiwan is considering banning short-term business visitors from those co...

Taiwan's coronavirus test rule for ARC holders ends tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday announced that it will be discontinuing a requirement that foreign Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) holders f...

Taiwan opens to short-term business travelers from 11 countries, regions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is now allowing short-term business travelers from 11 countries and regions to enter the nation starting Monday (June...

Taiwan declares Singapore eligible for business travel on June 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 17) announced that despite the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore, citizens ...

Taiwan announces countries eligible for business travel starting June 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 17) announced the conditions under which business travelers can visit the country under its special ...