CDC planning country ranking for travellers
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says it's planning to rank countries based on their coronavirus risks, as the government seeks to determine how to allow travellers and tourists to return to Taiwan once the island's borders are re-opened.
According to CDC Deputy Director-General Zhuang Ren-xiang, his office is still working out the categories and what countries are likely to be included in the initial stages.
Zhaung says countries will be divided into several categories. Category one will include countries where very few confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported such as New Zealand and Palau and arrivals from such countries will only need to practice self-health management.
However, people from “low-risk” countries, such as Vietnam and Brunei, may have to spend five to six days in quarantine after arriving in Taiwan.
The CDC deputy director-general says health authorities are working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to finalize the categories.