Quarantine may be cut to 7 days in April
Taiwan has begun implementing several new measures on Monday as part of its loosening of border restrictions with the promise that restrictions could be further relaxed in April.
New rules include shortening the quarantine period for arrivals and those who come into contact with anyone who tests positive for Covid-19, from 14 to 10 days as well as granting entry to certain categories of business travellers and foreign professionals.
When asked whether the quarantine period could be further shortened to seven days after a one-month observation period, Health minister Chen Shih-chung has said that it was a possibility.
Chen hinted that the quarantine period for arrivals into Taiwan could be further shortened to seven days, provided the Covid-19 situation in Taiwan remains stable and under control, he said.
He said other factors that will be taken into consideration are whether people follow quarantine rules, the vaccination rate of seniors, and the international pandemic situation.