CECC raises weekly arrivals cap
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has raised the weekly cap of 40,000 arrivals to 50,000 with immediate effect.
CECC head Victor Wang says the increase has been signed-off-on due to a decline in the number of arrivals to Taiwan testing positive for the coronavirus.
According to Wang, coronavirus outbreaks have begun to slow down in some neighbouring countries, and Taiwan now has the medical capacity to handle more cases.
However, all travellers entering Taiwan from are still required to abide by the "3 4" quarantine rule.
The number of domestic coronavirus cases has begun to rise again after declining for 11 straight weeks.
The epidemic command center says the total number of domestic cases rose to 152,773 last week, an increase of 2.9% from the previous week.
Health officials are warning the next wave of cases will likely mostly consist of infections of the Omicron BA. 5 strain and there's concern that children who have not been vaccinated will be the main demographic affected by the next wave of infections.