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COVID-19 regulations update

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    17 March 2020

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    Taiwan

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In response to the international spread of COVID-19, the Taiwan CECC (Central Epidemic Center) has listed below countries for travel notice warning as of 17 March:

LEVEL 3 - WARNING: Avoid all unnecessary travel
Travelers from these countries will be required to follow a 14-day period of home quarantine after entering Taiwan:
China (including Hong Kong and Macao), South Korea, Italy, Iran, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, Estonia, Malta, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland, Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein, United Kingdom, Ireland and Dubai (including transit in Dubai), Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Japan, Singapore, North Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, East Timor, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives Moldova and U.S.A. (Washington State, New York State, California State).

LEVEL 2 – ALERT
Federated States of Micronesia, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, French Polynesia (Tahiti), Wallis and Futuna, Australia, New Zealand and U.S.A. (others states)

LEVEL 1 – WATCH
Other Balkans and countries that do not list tourist outbreak recommendations are promoted to Level 1.

All personnel entering Taiwan from the level 1 and level 2 countries must implement autonomous health management for 14 days.

Starting from today (17 March), foreign tourist can be quarantined at centralized quarantine station at additional cost.

MEDICAL COSTS:
From March 17, for foreign national (without travel history from level 3 countries and without NHI cards) who develops symptoms after entering Taiwan, will have to pay for costs of COVID-19 testing, and other medical related costs. If a foreign national is subject to home quarantine/home isolation after being identified as a contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19, he meets criteria of reporting, and costs of testing and medical treatment in isolation will be covered by Taiwan government. Other medical costs will depend on own coverage by NHI program.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Taiwan, contact GAC Taiwan at taiwan@gac.com

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