Indonesian workers allowed entry
Minister of Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun says the first group of Indonesian migrant workers to be allowed to enter Taiwan since an entry ban was lifted could arrive as early as tomorrow.
Taiwan lifted its entry ban on migrant workers from Indonesia on 11 November after banning entry for the migrants in December 2020 in response to a surge in Covid-19 cases imported from the Southeast Asian country.
So far, a total of 109 migrant workers from Indonesia have registered their information with the Ministry of Labor in preparation for entering Taiwan.
All of the migrants are set to work as domestic caregivers and 96 of them have been assigned rooms at government quarantine centres, Hsu told reporters.
The MOL has said it is discussing the issue of migrant worker entry with the governments of Vietnam, the Philippines, and Thailand, and Thailand will likely be the next country from which migrant workers are allowed in.