Taiwan’s entry ban on foreigners without residence permits likely to be lifted March 1

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Health minister and Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung said Sunday (February 21) that Taiwan’s entry ban on foreigners who lack a residence permit is expected to be lifted on March 1.

Since December 1 of last year, as part of a fall and winter epidemic prevention scheme, the Taiwanese government has required foreigners to provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within three days prior to flying to Taiwan; in addition, foreign nationals have been required to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

In a further step, beginning January 1 this year, all foreigners without a residence permit have been banned from entering the country.

With the fall and winter epidemic prevention scheme coming to an end on February 28, whether or not the entry ban against foreigners without a residence permit will be continued has received much attention, CNA reported.

Chen said at a Sunday press conference that based on current planning, Taiwan will revert to the border control measures enforced before last December. However, the quarantine policy will continue after March 1, he added.

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