Taiwan to allow in business travellers from March
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government is planning to allow business travellers to enter in March and to shorten the quarantine period for all arrivals.
Chen says if that plan goes well and the coronavirus situation here is brought under control the Central Epidemic Command Center will consider loosening other restrictions on international travel.
Under the plan, entry restrictions for businesspeople will be lifted and arrivals will be required to quarantine for 10 days, instead of the current 14.
If those measures are implemented and the coronavirus situation doesn't worsen, the government could cut the quarantine period further to seven days by April.
The health minister says the plan is to gradually reopen Taiwan to all non-residents.
However, the Ministry of Economic Affairs has yet to complete its assessment of the restrictions and decide on whetheror not to lift the ban on overseas travel by Taiwanese tour groups.