COVID- According to Taiwan’s top health official, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is considering Covid-19 border restrictions for business travellers, with an announcement anticipated soon.
Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Director Chen Shih-chung announced on Friday (May 27) that the government may lift border restrictions in June, as many other nations have done because of the country’s internal infection rate of 6% was already comparable to imported cases.
According to the Liberty Times, during the daily CECC press conference on Saturday, Chen stated that talks with the MOEA had already begun and that new restrictions for business travellers to Taiwan would be published soon.
Many economic operations, including placing orders for goods, services, and investments, have been harmed as a result of the border restrictions, according to Chen, who explained why the CECC contacted the MOEA first. According to a CNA report, the MOEA is considering shortening the “7+7” formula, which mandates that businesspeople spend seven days in quarantine and complete seven days of self-health monitoring after arriving in Taiwan.
In terms of tourists and other travellers, he believes Taiwan’s capacity to offer the necessary care for COVID patients will be vital. Because different countries are still on varying levels of alert, Chen believes the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and other government agencies will need to develop a unified policy for the second phase of border openings.