CORONAVIRUS/Shorter quarantine for COVID-19-vaccinated arrivals from mid-May: CECC
Taipei, April 26 (CNA) Arrivals in Taiwan who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 could be allowed to shorten their quarantine from 14 to seven days as soon as mid-May, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Monday.
These arrivals would be able to apply to cut their quarantine short if they became fully vaccinated more than one month prior to visiting Taiwan, said Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who also heads the CECC, at a press briefing in Taipei.
Further eligibility requirements include having to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test result before their flight and another negative test for COVID-19 on the seventh day after their arrival.
They must also be tested for antibodies in Taiwan, although the CECC has not yet decided how such a test would be carried out, Chen said.
Applications could open for travelers as early as mid-May, though only a limited number would be approved in the beginning, according to Chen.
Taiwan began in March last year to require all arrivals to the country to quarantine for 14 days, a requirement that has been eased for business travelers from certain countries deemed at lower risk of COVID-19 and high-level foreign officials.
On April 15, the CECC announced that it would lift all quarantine requirements for flight crews two weeks after they receive their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, the first time the center has waived entry requirements for those who are fully vaccinated.
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