Taiwan looks to end coronavirus quarantine early for arrivals

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On Friday, Prime Minister Su Tseng-chang said Taiwan is looking to end the mandatory quarantine of all arrivals at an early date and is making relevant preparations, as the government continues to relax controls put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Taiwan kept entry and quarantine rules in place as large parts of the rest of Asia relaxed or lifted them entirely, although in June it cut the number of days arrivals spent in isolation to three from seven previously.

Taiwan has reported more than 5.7 million domestic cases since the start of the year, driven by the more contagious Omicron formula. With more than 99% of those asymptomatic or only showing mild symptoms, the government has relaxed rather than tightened restrictions in the “new Taiwan model”, although it has not given a timetable for repealing quarantine rules.

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Su said that while the issues have been gradually increasing at the moment, it is in line with expectations.

“We are preparing for constant openness with all ministries and departments,” he told reporters.

Pictured: A person undergoes a COVID-19 test in Taipei, Taiwan, on May 24, 2022.
(Reuters/Ann Wang)

“If over the (next) two weeks it can be monitored and forecast as we had at the beginning, if (cases) gradually pick up and then slow down, we can open up earlier.”

It is possible to lift the quarantine law completely next month, said Chuang Jin-hsiang, deputy director general of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, this week.

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Taiwan this week began resuming visa-free entry for visitors from countries including the United States and Canada, although the need for a PCR test on arrival remains, as is the current limit of 50,000 visitors per week.

Taiwan, which has a well-immunized population, has already ended the requirement for negative PCR tests before departure.

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Throughout the epidemic, Taiwan citizens and foreign residents have never been prevented from leaving and then returning again, but have been forced to quarantine at home or in hotels.

Before the epidemic, Taiwan was a popular tourist destination for mainly Asian visitors, and Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia were the most important markets.

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