On August 19, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that Taiwan received a notification from Lao authorities through International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point that a traveler tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after he had returned to Laos from Taiwan. The CECC stated that the case is a Lao man in his 30s. The Lao man took a COVID-19 test at his own expense in Taiwan on August 10, and he tested negative.
New and current international students enrolled in elementary and secondary schools in Taiwan will be allowed to enter the country with immediate effect, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said Wednesday, as Taiwan further eased its border restrictions. The restrictions, which were imposed in March as part of Taiwan's COVID-19 pandemic response, are being lifted in phases, with the latest change addressing the entry of foreign students below university level.
In order to prevent international movement of population leading to further outbreaks, as well as to reduce the burden of epidemic prevention on local neighborhoods, on July 17, 2020, National Immigration Agency (NIA) previously announced the 1st automatic 30-day extension for foreigners who have legally stayed for 180 days or more.
On August 12, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that one new confirmed imported case (Case #481) of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. A cumulative total of 83,828 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 82,776. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 481 cases.
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).
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.
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.”
Japan is removed from CECC’s list of medium-risk countries as its coronavirus cases continue to increase
The CECC reported that coronavirus cases are rapidly increasing in Japan, with more than 1,000 new cases per day, and the majority of those cases are recorded in Japan’s urban areas that have frequent social exchanges and travel with Taiwan. In consideration of the status of the pandemic in the country, the CECC has removed Japan from the category of medium-risk countries.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday there is no need to test all arrivals in Taiwan for COVID-19, as current quarantine regulations have proven to be successful in disease prevention.
International students seeking to continue their tertiary education in Taiwan or transfer from one university to another are not required to leave the country for a "visa run," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Sunday, in response to a petition on the issue.