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Taiwan mulls loosening COVID border restrictions

  • 23 June, 2022
  • Itamar Waksman
Taiwan mulls loosening COVID border restrictions
The departures hall in Taoyuan International Airport. Source: CNA

Taiwan is considering further relaxing COVID-19 border restrictions. Health official Chuang Jen-Hsiang says Taiwan has clearly passed the peak of the current COVID outbreak. And he says if the current trends continue, Taiwan could drop its border restrictions entirely in July or August. 

Chuang says epidemic authorities are constantly adjusting policies according to changing conditions.

Right now, everyone arriving in Taiwan has to do three days of isolation, followed by four days of avoiding crowded places and group activities.

An American Chamber of Commerce white paper released earlier this week said Taiwan should remove all border restrictions to not miss investment opportunities. 

Chuang says authorities are considering dropping quotas for the number of inbound travelers, cutting quarantine even shorter, and opening up visa applications to more kinds of travelers.

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