CORONAVIRUS/CECC announces new exemptions, fines to compulsory COVID-19 test rule

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/02/2020
By: Chiang Yi-ching

At Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. CNA file photo

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday announced new categories of travelers that are exempt from a new rule that requires all arrivals to present proof of a recent COVID-19 test, as well as details of the amount of fines for those who violate the rule.

Starting from Dec. 1, the CECC has required all inbound travelers to Taiwan, as well as transit passengers, to provide proof of a COVID-19 PCR test result issued within three days of their flight to Taiwan.

Exemptions announced previously by the CECC include individuals coming from countries where self-paid COVID-19 tests are unavailable, those in urgent situations and travelers who return to Taiwan within three days of their departure.

On Wednesday, the CECC said that individuals whose original flights to Taiwan were canceled are also exempt from the rule, although such travelers will have to present their original flight information, in addition to a COVID-19 test result within three days of the original flight.

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