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(Updated on 7/24) Entry restrictions for foreigners to Taiwan in response to COVID-19 outbreak Photos - New Southbound Policy

(Updated on 7/24) Entry restrictions for foreigners to Taiwan in response to COVID-19 outbreak

On July 24, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to rage in the Philippines. Furthermore, of 11 imported cases confirmed in Taiwan from June, six are linked to the Philippines. To protect public health, the CECC announced that starting from July 26, travelers arriving in Taiwan from the Philippines must follow related quarantine measures which are listed below.

MOC greenlights 11 New Southbound Policy cultural exchange programs Photos - New Southbound Policy

MOC greenlights 11 New Southbound Policy cultural exchange programs

Eleven cultural exchange programs for New Southbound Policy target countries were greenlighted Aug. 10 by the Ministry of Culture as part of ongoing government efforts to further deepen and strengthen Taiwan’s connections with the region.

President Tsai meets US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar Photos - New Southbound Policy

President Tsai meets US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar

President Tsai Ing-wen met with US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar on the morning of August 10. The president stated that we look forward to making substantial progress on joint efforts to develop and produce vaccines and drugs. She also emphasized once again that political considerations should not override the human right to health.

Travelers arriving in Taiwan from Philippines must undergo COVID-19 testing at airports and undergo 14-day period of quarantine at group quarantine facility Photos - New Southbound Policy

Travelers arriving in Taiwan from Philippines must undergo COVID-19 testing at airports and undergo 14-day period of quarantine at group quarantine facility

On August 9, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread in the Philippines. To ensure public health and safety, the CECC announced that starting from August 12, travelers arriving in Taiwan from the Philippines must follow related quarantine measures which are listed below.

CECC confirms 2 more imported COVID-19 cases Photos - New Southbound Policy

CECC confirms 2 more imported COVID-19 cases

On August 8, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced two new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The two cases are an over 60-year-old male (Case #478) and an over 60-year-old female (Case #479). They are a couple.

CORONAVIRUS/Arrivals from Philippines to be collectively quarantined

All travelers arriving from the Philippines will be quarantined at official quarantine locations starting Wednesday, due to the rising number of imported COVID-19 cases from the country, including a new case on Sunday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

CECC confirms 1 more imported COVID-19 case; female case returns to Taiwan from Philippines

On August 9, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case is an over 20-year-old female (Case #480) who visited the Philippines on January 20. She returned to Taiwan on August 7 by herself.

CORONAVIRUS/U.S. lists Taiwan as very low-risk destination for COVID-19

The United States on Thursday lifted an advisory that had warned its citizens against all international travel, and it placed Taiwan on a list of 13 destinations where the risk of COVID-19 transmission is “very low.”

CORONAVIRUS/Masks made mandatory again on Taipei MRT

Passengers using Taipei’s mass rapid transit (MRT) system are required to wear masks for the duration of their trip with immediate effect, regardless of whether they can maintain social distancing, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (Taipei Metro) said Thursday.

Taiwan allows return of foreign students, excluding those from China

The Ministry of Education (MOE) said Wednesday said that all international students enrolled in Taiwan universities will be allowed to return to continue their studies, but it later made reversal on one aspect of the policy, saying students from China are not included. As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan had closed its borders to foreign nationals on Mar. 19, but has been gradually easing the restrictions to allow the return of some international students and others.

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