Travellers to Taiwan must test negative for Covid-19

Straits Times
Date: Decn 01, 2020
By: Katherine Wei, Taiwan Correspondent

Taiwan is anticipating a new wave of infections, and hopes the new rule will help to curb the virus’ spread.PHOTO: REUTERS

TAIPEI – Starting on Tuesday (Dec 1), all travellers entering Taiwan are required to present negative Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results.

The test must be taken within three days of departure from the place of origin.

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC) announced the new policy on Nov 18. Health Minister Chen Shih-chung cited the upcoming holiday season and influx of returning Taiwanese as the reasons for the change.

Imported infections have risen since October due to an increase in the number of Taiwanese returning to the island as other parts of the world reel from second and third waves of Covid-19 cases.    [FULL  STORY]

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