CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan to resume visa-free entry for multiple countries from Sept. 12

09/05/2022 02:57 PM
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Taipei, Sept. 5 (CNA) Taiwan will resume visa-free entry privileges from Sept. 12 for travelers from the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan's 14 diplomatic allies, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Monday.

At a press conference, the CECC said the policy of "gradual reopening" would promote international social and economic exchanges while also giving due consideration to the state of COVID-19.

For the time being, the weekly cap on arriving travelers will remain at 50,000, with all entries required to follow the "3+4" protocol of three days of quarantine and four days of "self-initiated epidemic prevention," the CECC said.

European countries included under the policy include the 26 countries of the Schengen Area, as well as the United Kingdom and Ireland, according to the CECC. (Click here to see the full list of countries)

(By Matthew Mazzetta)


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