By: Chen Wei-ting and Matthew Mazzetta
Earlier this month, the CECC announced that it would begin requiring anyone seeking to enter Taiwan to present an English-language certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within three days of boarding when checking in.
It later listed several exceptions to the rule, namely for individuals coming from countries where self-paid tests are unavailable, or who are in urgent situations or have otherwise been given prior approval.
At a press briefing on Saturday, CECC physician Lin Yung-ching (林詠青) said the government health body is drafting guidelines to fine travelers who arrive without a test result or a valid exemption. [FULL STORY]