New Covid-19 virus restrictions added for travelers from South Korea

28 Feb 20

TAIWAN

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Effective immediately, Taiwan has added new restrictions for passengers who have traveled or transited through South Korea.

What does the change mean? Travelers entering Taiwan via South Korean will be subject to a mandatory 14-day home quarantine after arriving in Taiwan.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediately. The additional protocol took effect on Feb. 27.
  • Who is affected: All travelers entering Taiwan via South Korea.
  • Business impact: Travelers arriving in Taiwan via South Korea must remain at homes or at their accommodations for 14 days and are forbidden from leaving residences or from traveling abroad.
  • Next steps:  Employers should identify affected employees and plan for them to follow home quarantine procedures.   

Background: Taiwan has already prohibited PRC nationals and certain foreign nationals who have visited the PRC within the previous 14 days, from entering Taiwan, and that policy remains in place.

Analysis & Comments: Affected travelers should be aware of the home quarantine protocols. Travelers subject to home quarantine protocols are reminded that it is in violation of the home quarantine requirement if they leave their homes or take public transportation.  If this is the case, they will be fined from NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 under Taiwan’s Communicable Disease Control Act.

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