Philippine travelers to get virus testing

THREE NEW IMPORTED CASES: Six COVID-19 cases this month have been imported from the Philippines, which has been reporting 1,600 new coronavirus patients per day

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 25, 2020
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter

A worker pushes trolleys past empty counters at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Friday last week.
Photo: Reuters

Starting tomorrow, all travelers arriving from the Philippines must undergo COVID-19 testing at the airport, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday, as it reported three imported cases from the country.

After the tests, arrivals with symptoms should await their results at a government quarantine facility, while those without symptoms can self-isolate at home or at a quarantine hotel for the mandatory 14-day period, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center, told a news briefing in Taipei.

Taiwanese and holders of an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) are currently only required to undergo home isolation for 14 days after entering the nation, he said.

Foreign visitors without an ARC are required to present a report showing a negative test result obtained three days before their transit flight or entry into Taiwan, he added.   [FULL  STORY]

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