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Taipei to reopen entertainment venues that meet COVID-19 prevention requirements

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Night clubs, saunas, and dance halls without staff dance partners in Taipei may reopen as soon as Tuesday (Nov. 2) if approved, while bars, tea houses, and dance halls wit...

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...

Paddling and spa pools, public showers, reopen with restrictions in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of Wednesday (Sept. 1), paddling pools, spa pools, and public showers have reopened under certain conditions, according to an announcement from the Sports Administratio...

Taiwan's Kenting National Park to allow swimming from Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kenting National Park Headquarters on Monday (Aug. 23) announced that it will adjust its guidelines regarding sea sports by permitting the full range of activities, in...

New Taipei to allow beach swimming, snorkeling on Aug. 24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City on Monday (Aug. 23) announced that swimming and snorkeling at beaches will be allowed starting on Tuesday (Aug. 24). At a press conference on Monday aft...

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...

Taiwan to resume whitewater rafting on Xiugulan River

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing down in Taiwan, the East Coast National Scenic Area Administration (ECNSAA) announced on Thursday (Aug. 12) that whitewater rafting on ...

New Taipei, Yilan, Taitung continue ban on surfing, scuba diving

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that water sports such as scuba diving and surfing would be allowed starting July 27, New Taipei and the coun...

Five beaches in Taiwan's Kenting now open

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five beaches in Kenting National Park have received the green light to open with COVID-19 prevention measures in place. The five beaches are Sail Rock, Little Bay, Dawa...

Taiwan permits surfing, scuba diving, but no swimming starting July 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) loosening of restrictions next week, water sports such as scuba diving and surfing will be allowed, but swimmin...

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...

Beachgoers busted for shirking epidemic prevention rules at Taiwan's Xiaoliuqiu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of beachgoers was confronted by the authorities for violating Level 3 restrictions on a beach in southern Taiwan, with one woman handed a citation for not wearing ...

Rural schools on Taiwan's Penghu Islands hold rare sports meet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Students from eight schools on Taiwan's Penghu Islands on Wednesday (April 28) competed in a joint sports event, the first of its kind ever held in the archipelagic co...

2021 Dapeng Bay Marine Festival to take sail in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Dapeng Bay Marine Festival will set sail in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County later this month, offering free recreational water activities from dusk to dawn....

Tourism industry recommends water activities at Penghu as firework festival draws near

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the 2021 Penghu International Fireworks Festival is set to open on April 22, online travel agency Klook is recommending five water activities to those who visit Penghu,...