Taiwan relaxes quarantine rules for visitors from Peru, Bangladesh and Brazil


Taipei, September 23 (ANC) Visitors arriving in Taiwan from Peru, Bangladesh and Brazil will no longer be required to self-quarantine at a government center from September 25 and may instead choose to self-quarantine at a government center. quarantine in hotels, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Thursday.

The change is due to the fact that the three countries will no longer be listed as “key high-risk countries” as their number of COVID-19 cases continued to decline, the CECC said.

In addition, no travelers from the three countries to Taiwan have been confirmed to be infected with variants of the coronavirus in the past two months, the CECC said.

The revised classification will allow travelers from the three countries more choice in where they perform the mandatory 14-day quarantine, although they are now required to pay for their accommodation.

Currently, Taiwan requires that travelers who have traveled to or transited through “key high-risk countries” in the last 14 days before entering Taiwan be quarantined at a government-designated facility. They can stay for free at the property.

The countries on the list of “top high risk countries” are India, UK, Israel, Indonesia and Myanmar.

Travelers from other countries can also choose to stay in a government quarantine facility, although they will have to pay NT $ 2,000 (US $ 72) per night, or in an authorized quarantine hotel.

All travelers, regardless of their origin, must undergo three COVID-19 tests: two polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests at the start and end of the quarantine period, and a rapid COVID-antigen test. 19 between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine, according to the CCCB.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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