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Taiwan will reopen to business travel on March 1

02/25/2021| 4:09:01 PM|

Foreign business people can again apply for shorter quarantines in Taiwan.

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Feb 24 that it will lift its ban on business travelers from select countries on March 1.

In response to Taiwan's first imported case of the U.K. mutant coronavirus strain that emerged in December 2020, the CECC announced that month that it would discontinue its shortened quarantines for business travelers starting on Jan. 1 of this year. 

After Taiwan was able to contain a hospital cluster infection in Taoyuan earlier this month, the CECC on Sunday (Feb. 21) indicated that because the fall and winter epidemic prevention scheme is slated to end on Feb. 28, the restrictions on foreign visitors would likely be eased in March.

In order to qualify for the shortened quarantines, business travelers must meet all four of the following criteria:

* The CECC declares that the person can enter Taiwan.

* The length of stay is less than 3 months.

* Businesspeople who enter the country for short-term business-related activities (inspecting goods, after-sales service, technical guidance and training, and contract signing) have obtained relevant documents from a company legally registered in Taiwan.

* The starting point is a country/region deemed low- to medium-risk in terms of coronavirus infections, and the visitor has no travel history to other countries/regions in the 14 days before boarding the flight to Taiwan.

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