Arriving travellers to get 6 Covid tests
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says all travellers to Taiwan are now required to have six coronavirus tests in the first 22 days of their arrival.
The move is part of new disease prevention measures adopted in response to a cluster infection at a quarantine hotel in Taoyuan.
The rule applies to all arrivals between 14 December and 14 February, regardless of their vaccination status or choice of quarantine plans.
Those quarantining for the full 14 days at a hotel will receive a PCR test on the first and last day, as well as four rapid tests spread over their first 22 days.
Travellers opting for the "10 4" or "7 7" quarantine plans will be required to have three P-C-R tests -- upon entry, on their last day at the quarantine hotel, and on one of the last two days of the 14-day quarantine period.
They will also have to take three rapid tests during their first 22 days in Taiwan.
The government is covering the cost of all the tests.