Vaccinated workers to get priority when entry ban is lifted
Taiwan is considering lifting its entry ban on overseas workers amid a labour shortage.
Labour minister Hsu Ming-chun said those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be the first allowed in.
Incoming migrant workers will be required to present a certificate of vaccination and a negative PCR test result taken within three days before their departure.
Once in Taiwan, they will be required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine and follow a week-long self-health management protocol.
Hsu gave no indication of when the entry ban may be lifted.
The government barred all new migrant workers from entering the country starting on 19 May this year following an unprecedented spike in Covid-19 cases.