Taiwan takes it a little easy on HK travelers

The Standard
Date: 10 Sep 2020
By: Jane Cheung

The Taipei 101 tower can be seen as pedestrians walk in Taiwan. BLOOMBERGTaiwan has placed Hong Kong back into the "medium to low" health-risk category as the city recorded only six new infections for the second straight day.

Starting yesterday, business travelers from Hong Kong were allowed to get tested on the seventh day upon entry to the island. If they test negative, they can walk out of self-isolation and observe medical surveillance for the next 21 days.

On July 22, Taiwan removed Hong Kong from the "low risk" category and required arrivals from the city to complete a 14-day home quarantine after a third wave of outbreak began in early July.

Taiwan, however, is not among 11 countries and regions that Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau Tang-wah has said are in "travel bubble" talks with Hong Kong.    [FULL  STORY]

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