Taiwan CECC Bans Foreign Entry and Transfer from Taiwan
March 25, 2020
In response to the 2019 novel coronavirus(COVID-19) outbreak becoming a global pandemic with the number of imported cases continuing to rise, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that effective March 22 the transit of airline passengers through Taiwan from 00:00 Taipei Standard Time (GMT+8) on March 24 (Tuesday) until April 7 will be suspended to decrease cross-border movement of people and to reduce the risk of disease transmission.
Prior to this announcement, the CECC had announced that starting from March 19, entry of all foreign nationals will not be allowed unless documents of granted entry are provided and that inbound travelers will be subject to a 14-day period of home quarantine after entering Taiwan.
Some facts: Since 31 December 2019 and as of 24 March 2020, 375,498 global cases of COVID-19 have been reported, including 16,392 deaths in a total of 195 countries. In Taiwan, 216 cases are confirmed, among them 178 are imported and 38 are indigenous. In Taipei City, cases number 58, of which 55 are imported and only 3 are indigenous. To date, there have been no cases of any community infections in Taiwan. Of the total confirmed cases in Taiwan, there have been 2 deaths, and 29 patients have been released from isolation while the remainder are in stable condition and hospitalized in isolation.
The latest updates are available on the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control official website at www.cdc.gov.tw/En.
Source by: Taipei MICE office