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Taiwan to give priority to fully vaccinated migrant workers when entry ban lifted: MOL

Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced that fully vaccinated against COVID-19 migrant workers will be prioritized when ban is lifted.

Taiwan is now considering to lift its entry ban on migrant workers to ease labor shortage as transfer migrany workers are not enough.

"Related agencies have been discussing supporting measures once the ban is lifted, and fully vaccinated migrant workers will be given priority," said Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun.

MOL states that incoming migrant workers will be required to present a certificate of vaccination and a negative PCR test result taken within three days before their departure.

Upon entering Taiwan, they will be required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine and follow a week-long self-health management protocol.

The number of migrant workers in Taiwan first exceeded 700,000 in September 2018, and reached more than 719,000 by February 2020 but fell to 699,154 in August 2021 according to Ministry of Labor statistics.

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