| 26 February 2024, Monday |

Taiwan cuts COVID quarantine for arrivals even as cases rise

Taiwan declared on Tuesday that it will reduce the necessary quarantine period for all arrivals from ten days to seven days, its latest easing of the requirements in an effort to live with COVID-19 and resume regular life even as the number of domestic illnesses rises.

Taiwan has left its quarantine restrictions in place while much of the rest of Asia has loosened or eliminated them entirely, though it had previously lowered the period spent in isolation from two weeks to ten days in March.

All immigrants will still be subjected to PCR testing upon arrival in Taiwan, and will be released on the seventh day of quarantine if a quick test results in a negative result, according to the statement.

The necessity for negative PCR testing before to departure remains in effect.

  • Reuters