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African swine flu border inspections tightened in Taiwan Photos - New Southbound Policy

African swine flu border inspections tightened in Taiwan

Taiwan’s African swine flu border inspections have been expanded to include X-rays of hand luggage for visitors from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, according to the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture.

Most Viewed Migrant workers can now apply for re-entry permits online: NIA Photos - New Southbound Policy

Most Viewed Migrant workers can now apply for re-entry permits online: NIA

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) Migrant workers in Taiwan who want to leave the country for a short period before returning can now apply online for a re-entry permit, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Sunday.

Taiwan relaxes visa-free treatment evaluation to every 3 years Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan relaxes visa-free treatment evaluation to every 3 years

Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Saturday that a review of visa-free treatment for tourists from Thailand, Brunei, the Philippines and Russia will be extended from the current annual basis to every three years from August 2020.

Foreign national visits up 13% in first seven months of 2019 Photos - New Southbound Policy

Foreign national visits up 13% in first seven months of 2019

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) Foreign nationals made nearly 7 million visits to Taiwan from January to July this year, up 12.85 percent from the same period a year earlier, Taiwan's Tourism Bureau said Monday.

Taiwan to expand hand luggage checks to arrivals from Philippines Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan to expand hand luggage checks to arrivals from Philippines

Taipei, Aug. 18 (CNA) Passengers arriving at the Taoyuan airport from the Philippines will be subject to hand luggage checks starting Monday, as a precautionary measure against African swine fever (ASF), Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation Center for ASF said Sunday.

Increased fine for bringing pork products from ASF-affected Myanmar Photos - New Southbound Policy

Increased fine for bringing pork products from ASF-affected Myanmar

Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) The fine for bringing pork products into Taiwan from Myanmar has been raised to NT$200,000 (US$6,490) because an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) was reported in the Southeast Asian country, according to the Council of Agriculture (COA).

No plans to adjust visa-free treatment for Filipinos: MOFA Photos - New Southbound Policy

No plans to adjust visa-free treatment for Filipinos: MOFA

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) Taiwan has no plans to adjust its visa-free treatment for Philippine nationals at present, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday, following reports that several Filipino workers disguised as tourists were caught trying to slip into the United Arab Emirates via Taipei.

Travel alert issued for four Asian countries over chikungunya outbreak Photos - New Southbound Policy

Travel alert issued for four Asian countries over chikungunya outbreak

Taipei, Aug. 4 (CNA) Taiwan has issued its highest-level travel advisory in its three-tier system for four Southeast and South Asian countries after a record high number of imported chikungunya fever cases from those countries were reported in Taiwan.

Taiwanese travelers warned to be on alert against chikungunya, dengue Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwanese travelers warned to be on alert against chikungunya, dengue

Taipei, July 21 (CNA) Taiwan's health authorities on Sunday warned that people traveling abroad this summer should be vigilant against mosquito-borne diseases like chikungunya and dengue fever, which have been on the rise in recent months.

Hiring scheme relaxed for first-time Indonesian workers Photos - New Southbound Policy

Hiring scheme relaxed for first-time Indonesian workers

Jakarta, July 11 (CNA) Two Indonesian workers who have never worked in Taiwan were issued work visas on Thursday under a trial relaxed direct hiring scheme, according to Taiwan's representative office in Jakarta.

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