The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) notified on Saturday, June 11 that border restrictions will be relaxed beginning at 00:00 on June 15, 2022 (incoming planes planned arrival time in Taiwan), provided that a quota on the number of arrivals is observed.
According to the CECC update, from June 15, all travellers entering Taiwan are eligible for a shorter quarantine period of 3 days quarantine + 4 days self-monitoring.
The Taiwan Embassy in India has also shared the information and said; “Taiwan CECC just announced new quarantine rules starting from June 15. All passengers entering into Taiwan are eligible for a shortened quarantine period of 3 days quarantine + 4 days self-monitoring.”
New Quarantine Rules
According to the new rules of Quarantine, the day of arrival counts as Day 0; a three-day home quarantine and a four-day self-initiated epidemic prevention period will be required following the completion of quarantine. The previous seven-day self-health management will be terminated.
Epidemic prevention rules to follow during the self-initiated epidemic prevention period:
- Avoid going outside unless necessary.
- A negative result from an at-home rapid test taken within two days should be presented if an arrival needs to go out to work or buy daily necessities.
- Masks must be worn at all times when outside and social distancing must be maintained.
- An arrival fulfilling business contractual obligations may go to work, conduct site visits, give a speech, or have a meeting, provided that a mask must be worn at all times when outside and social distancing must be maintained.
- Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing must be maintained at work; masks can be temporarily removed when dining and should be put on after finishing dining.
- Avoid going to crowded venues or contacting nonspecific persons.
- An arrival fulfilling business contractual obligations may dine alone or with specific persons in a separate space in a restaurant provided that table dividers must be installed or social distancing must be maintained.
- Non-urgent medical services or examinations should be postponed.
An arrival should follow the rule of one person per residence at his or her quarantine place or stay in a quarantined hotel; in general, the arrival should go through three days of quarantine and four days of self-initiated epidemic prevention in the same place.
Furthermore, due to the shared living arrangements of migrant workers, fishermen, and students, as well as their increased risk of cluster infection, the regulatory authority of the respective business will require such individuals to complete the self-initiated epidemic prevention period in their quarantine location and not to attend classes, work, or go out unless absolutely necessary during the period.
Covid-19 Testing Measures
Arrivals must present a COVID-19 PCR test result within two days before their scheduled flight to Taiwan.
PCR testing: Deep-throat saliva samples will be collected from arrivals for PCR testing at the airport/port on the day of arrival (Day 0).
At-home rapid tests: Two rapid test kits will be given to arrivals aged two and older by workers at international airports/ports upon arrival; arrivals can use the test kits when symptoms occur during quarantine and before they go out for the first time during the self-initiated epidemic prevention period.
Arrivals can seek transport from friends, family, corporations, or organizations in addition to quarantine taxis, and epidemic prevention procedures for quarantine cars, as well as other preventative protocols, should be followed.
In the initial stage, a maximum of 25,000 arrivals per week will be set in principle.
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications’ Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) will adopt new measures for transit passengers and ensure that pandemic prevention measures are implemented.
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