Starting August 12, all Philippine arrivals to undergo 14-day quarantine in Taiwan
Taiwan's Central Command Center (CECC) stated yesterday (August 8) that the pandemic situation has worsened in the Philippines in the last few weeks. Additionally, since July, Taiwan has reported 32 imported cases, 20 of which have been from the Philippines.
To protect Taiwan citizens' health and safety, all inbound travelers from the Philippines will be transported to designated quarantine centers instead of being allowed to go home after their arrival in Taiwan, starting Wednesday (Aug. 12).
- Nationals and foreign nationals who hold a residence permit in Taiwan will be screened and tested for COVID-19 at the airport before being transported to designated facilities for a 14-day quarantine.
- Foreign nationals who do not hold a residence permit in Taiwan are still required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result issued within three days before boarding the flight to Taiwan. Upon arrival in Taiwan, they will also be taken to quarantine centers and stay there for two weeks.
- The government will cover the entire quarantine expenses for Taiwanese nationals and foreigners with Alien Resident Certificates (ARC) or resident visas, while foreigners without the two identity documents will have to pay NT$1,500 (US$50) a day.
The Philippines has accumulated approximately 126,885 Covid-19 cases (3,500 new infections reported daily) in the past two weeks, accounting for 60% of the Western Pacific Region. The Metro Manila (National Capital Region, N.C.R.) has the most cases among all cities in the country, the CECC pointed out.