Taiwan To Drop Quarantine and Implement Visa-Free Entry
In the recent news, Taiwan have announced that they will ‘steadily lift the border and move towards normal life’ as they decide to implement the ‘0 + 7 system’ from 13th October.
Premier Su Tseng-chang announced on 22nd September, that the new system will be launched as well as expanding visa-free entry to more countries and lifting the ban on tourist groups. The Taiwanese border will be opened in phases, starting on 29th September where the weekly arrivals cap will initially be increased to 60,000 with plans to further expand it to 150,000.
Passengers arriving as of the 29th, will no longer be required to undertake the on-arrival saliva test and will instead be given four rapid antigen test kits for at home testing. The ‘3 + 4’ quarantine formula will allow arrivals to spend the entire seven-day period in one residence with others, as long as the ‘one person per room’ principle is followed. Arrivals into Taiwan will be able to take a quarantine taxi, be collected by relatives their friends, relatives, institution, or group; or drive their own vehicle to their place of quarantine.
The covid situation will be observed, and if conditions are deemed suitable, the ‘0+7’ scheme will be launched (estimating to be 13th October). This plan will see the weekly passenger quota increased on a trial basis, the opening of borders for visa-free treatment and the end of tour group ban. All passengers arriving in Taiwan will also be able to take all forms of public transport to their place of residence.
The introduction of the new entry rules for inbound travellers going to Taiwan will be a welcome relief for renewable energy businesses operating in Taiwan who are reliant on an overseas workforce to help build, operate, grow, and train localised workforce for their offshore wind, onshore wind, and solar farms. The ability to travel for client meetings, conferences and exhibitions will be paramount to allow the countries renewable energy and climate goal growth.
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