COVID-19 Updates

Updated Date: Aug. 21th

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that no additional cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were confirmed in Taiwan on August 19. A cumulative total of 85,128 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 84,068. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 486 cases. Of 486 confirmed cases in Taiwan, 394 are imported; 55 are indigenous; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship, and 1 case has yet to be determined. Of the confirmed cases, there have been 7 deaths, and 457 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 22 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.

Business travelers can visit Taiwan and only undergo a five-day quarantine, if they meet the following 4 conditions:

  1. The CECC declares that the person can enter Taiwan.
  2. The length of stay is less than 3 months.
  3. Businesspersons who enter the country for short-term business-related activities (Inspecting goods, after-sales service, technical guidance and training, and signing of contracts).
  4. The starting point is a country/region that has been deemed low- to medium-risk in terms of coronavirus infections and the visitor has no travel history to other countries/regions over the 14 days before boarding the flight to Taiwan.

Low-risk countries with 5-day quarantine (11)

New Zealand, Macau, Palau, Fiji, Brunei, Thailand, Mongolia, Bhutan, Laos, Cambodia & Myanmar

Medium-risk countries with 7-day quarantine (5)

South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, *Vietnam

Note: Asterisk symbol represents the updated countries.
     Japan have been removed from medium-risk countries list & Vietnam has been moved to medium-risk countries.

[News Source: Taiwan News]

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