Borders to close for a month

18 May, 2021

Courtesy of ICRT

Taiwan is once again closing its borders to foreigners, except legal residents.

As the coronavirus situation worsens domestically, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says non-resident foreign nationals will not be allowed into Taiwan starting on 19 May. The entry ban will remain in effect until 18 June.

According to authorities, exceptions will only be made in cases of emergency or for humanitarian reasons, but in such circumstances, the persons will be required to apply in advance for special permission to enter the country.

The entry ban on all travellers except for citizens and residency holders also applies to transit travellers.

The move follows the announcement by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) of 333 new domestic coronavirus cases on 17 May, breaking its daily record of local cases for the fourth consecutive day.

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