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All arrivals from the Philippines to Taiwan will undergo quarantine at govt designated facilities

The Central Epidemic Command Center said that the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the Philippines is still on the rise, and it is one of the countries with the most severe epidemic situation in the World Health Organization’s Western Pacific Region

Of the last 32 cases cases, 20 were imported from the Philippines, indicating that the country has a high epidemic risk.

According to the epidemic information, the Philippines has an average of nearly 3,500 confirmed cases per day in the past two weeks, accounting for 60% of the Western Pacific Region.

The majority of cases are in the Metro Manila (National Capital Region), with 435.8 cases per million people confirmed in the past two weeks.  

Commander Chen Shizhong also announced that in order to ensure the safety of the epidemic and the health of the people, all passengers arriving in Taiwan from the Philippines on August 12 must cooperate with relevant quarantine measures.

The relevant regulations are as follows:

1. Nationals and some foreign nationals (holding a residence permit or residence visa, migrant workers, overseas students, diplomatic service, etc.), regardless of symptoms, must complete the inspection at the airport when entering and a 14-day quarantine.

2. Foreign nationals who do not hold a residence permit or residence visa in my country must still provide a negative COVID-19 test report within 3 days before boarding before boarding, transferring and entering Taiwan.

3. Passengers entering from the Philippines are required to undergo quarantine at a centralized quarantine site for 14 days. Foreign nationals (except those holding residence permits or residence visas) are required to undergo a centralized quarantine at their own expense (1,500 yuan per day)  ; nationals and other foreign nationals (holders of residence permits or residence visas) are subject to centralized quarantine expenses by the government.

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