Quarantine rules for business travellers to be eased
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says business travellers arriving from certain countries will be allowed to apply to shorten the length of their mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entering Taiwan, starting from 22 June.
The revised rules apply to travellers who have received permission to enter Taiwan, plan to spend less than three months here, and visit with the purpose of conducting short-term business activities.
They must also have departed from a country or zone classified as having a low or low-to-moderate coronavirus infection risk and must not have travelled to any other countries in the past 14 days.
The policy will allow travellers arriving from countries classified as low risk to apply through their quarantine accommodation for a self-paid coronavirus test on the fifth day after their arrival, and to come out of quarantine if they test negative.
Travellers arriving from countries classified as low-to-moderate risk can apply for the test the seventh day after their arrival.
However, all business travellers released from quarantine will have to follow a self-health management protocol for 21 days after their arrival.