WINTER MEASURES: People who need to travel for family emergencies, which include attending a funeral or visiting an ill relative, are to be exempted
Date: Nov 26, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday announced supplementary measures to its autumn-winter COVID-19 prevention program, including special conditions under which travelers can visit Taiwan without presenting a negative COVID-19 test result, and measures for overseas Taiwanese infected with the virus to return home for treatment.
The center on Wednesday last week announced the program, which is to be implemented from Dec. 1 to Feb. 28, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Taiwan as the number of confirmed cases continues to grow rapidly around the world.
The program includes tighter border control measures, mandatory mask-wearing rules and expanded testing criteria.
However, a requirement that all travelers, including Taiwanese, present a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test taken within three days of boarding a flight for Taiwan has sparked public concern. [FULL STIORY]