CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan eases COVID-19 rules for transit passengers at Taoyuan airport
Taipei, Aug. 8 (CNA) Transiting passengers at Taiwan Taoyuan International airport will no longer be confined to designated zones while waiting for connecting flights, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced.
A 12-hour time limit between flights and a requirement that all legs of a transiting passenger's journey are issued on a single ticket has also been scrapped, effective Monday, according to the CECC.
The relaxed rules mean that transiting passengers will now be free to visit shops and dining options in the airport while waiting for a connecting flight, Taoyuan International Airport Corp. said in a statement.
The airport operator added that the changes were expected to improve the efficiency of transfer operations and enhance passenger convenience as well as increase the number of passengers choosing to catch connecting flights via Taoyuan.
Since the re-opening of transit passenger operations on June 15, the number of passengers transiting at the airport has reached 88,000 by the end of July.
This reached 5,000 per day in August, which shows that market demand is strong, the company said.
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