Taiwan will once again allow visa-free entry for visitors from more than 20 countries, with the rules taking effect from next week, the Central Epidemic Command Center announced today, DPA reported.
Center director Van Pischen said during a press conference that starting September 12, visa-free entry will be allowed for citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the European Union and Taiwan’s 14 official diplomatic allies.
Wang said the move was made because many countries have already reopened their borders under pre-pandemic regulations, as well as to balance the needs of continued pandemic control with the promotion of economic growth, social activity and international interaction.
He added that visa measures could be extended depending on the progress of pandemic control. Wang urged travelers to Taiwan to strictly observe the requirement of “three days of quarantine and four days of self-health management” and other pandemic prevention measures.
The central command center confirmed 34,358 new cases on Sunday, 232 were “imported” from outside. 35 people died of covid. According to the Center, Taiwan has had a total of 10,094 deaths of people with Covid, of which 10,078 were domestic.