MOE says 13,000 foreign students to arrive

12 August, 2021

Courtesy of ICRT


Education Minister Pan Wen-chung says some 13,000 foreign students will be granted visas to travel to Taiwan before the new school year begins next month.


According to Pan, the visas will be issued to students studying for degrees and those enrolled in Chinese-language scholarship programmes.


Exchange students and those enrolled in short-term language classes will not be granted visas.


Pan says the plan to allow some international students to be allowed to enter Taiwan was made following talks with government agencies overseeing the island's coronavirus prevention measures.


And Pan is stressing that "comprehensive disease prevention measures and border control regulations" will be implemented when international students begin to arrive.


However, the education minister hasn't released any information concerning what those measures will entail or where the 13,000 students will be quarantined on their arrival.

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