Date: Jan 13, 2021
By Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
PANDEMIC PRECAUTION: Demand for hotel rooms for quarantine is expected to be strained further when a ‘one person, one room’ policy is implemented on Friday
The Tourism Bureau is renting hotel rooms for the short term to increase the supply of rooms available to people who need to undergo quarantine after returning from overseas for the Lunar New Year holiday.
The availability of quarantine hotel rooms has come under scrutiny as Taiwanese returning home for the biggest holiday of the year have had trouble booking a room at a quarantine hotel.
Demand is expected to be strained further when the Ministry of Health and Welfare enforces a “one person, one room” quarantine policy on Friday. [FULL STORY]