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Taiwan Will Loosen COVID-19 Pandemic Border Controls

Taiwan has stated that it will resume its visa-free entry policy as well as increase its weekly limit Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC), for international arrivals to 60,000 travelers starting from the 19th of September.

Premier Su Tseng-chang approved the plan proposed by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC), government spokesman Lo Ping-cheng told a news conference on Thursday.

Mr. Lo said the change aims to balance the needs of disease control with the promotion of economic growth, social activity, and international exchanges.

Currently, Taiwan allows 50,000 international arrivals per week.

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All international arrivals will still have to be quarantined for three days, followed by four days of health self-management, which involves taking an antigen test.

The CECC on Thursday announced 59 new COVID-19-related deaths and 42,470 new cases, including 258 imported ones.

Mr. Lo stated that the measures would be further loosened on the 13th of October for Taiwan to accept 150,000 international travellers weekly.

The quarantine period for international arrivals will be changed to only seven days of health self-management.

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