CECC to extend ban on China flights and transits
Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center says restrictions on flights to and from China and an entry ban on transit passengers will remain in effect after the initial end date later this month.
The suspension of flights between Taiwan and most of China was initially implemented from 10 February until 29 April.
But officials say that will now be extended to an indefinite date, depending on how the pandemic situation develops.
Cross-strait flights are currently only operating in Beijing; Pudong and Hongqiao in Shanghai; Xiamen in Fujian; and Chengdu in Sichuan.
Meanwhile, the ban on the entry of airline transit passengers, which was imposed from 24 March until 7 April, is also being extended indefinitely.
According to officials, those restrictions are being maintained as part of the government's efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus.
All arriving passengers are still required to self-quarantine for 14 days, regardless of their nationality or travel origin.