CECC removes pre-flight PCR test requirement
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed that the current weekly cap of 25,000 visitor arrivals has been raised to 40,000 with immediate effect and pre-entry PCR test requirements for certain groups of people will soon be removed.
The Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung says the relaxation of border controls comes amid an increase in overseas Taiwanese nationals returning to the country for the summer vacation and business travellers. Starting from 14 July, arrivals who hold passports of the Republic of China, the official name of Taiwan, or Taiwan resident certificates, and those who arrive in Taiwan for transit will be exempted from having to present PCR test results within two days before their scheduled flights to Taiwan.
This comes as the CECC confirmed 31,364 domestic cases of Covid-19 and 105 deaths yesterday. Of the 105 deaths reported, 68 patients were not fully vaccinated. The centre says 243 of the day’s cases were moderate or severe. Three involved children, including two cases of MIS-C, and 1 case of pneumonia.