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US raises Taiwan travel advisory to Level 3

  • 22 April, 2021
  • Paula Chao
US raises Taiwan travel advisory to Level 3

The US State Department has raised its travel advisory for Taiwan to Level 3, “reconsider travel”, on Monday. This is the second-highest level in the State Department’s four-tier travel advisory system.

Taiwan, together with Macau and New Zealand had previously been under the lowest travel advisory level, but Monday’s update has moved all three into higher tiers.

Monday’s update comes in light of the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the US State Department, however, the update does not “necessarily indicate a change to the current health situation in a given country.” Rather, it reflects an adjustment in its system to “give more weight to CDC's existing assessments” and that “conditions in any country may change at any time.”

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