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Fully vaccinated migrant workers in Taiwan may skip PCR test when transfering to new employer

Migrant workers in Taiwan who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to undergo PCR COVID-19 tests before changing employers or switching between workplaces managed by the same employer.

The adjustment was made to ensure migrant workers' rights and meet the demand for workers domestically, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Taiwan currently have a labor shortage due to the pandemic that limit the entry of migrant workers to the country.

Meanwhile, all arrivals to Taiwan will soon be required to submit results of a COVID-19 test taken in the two days prior to their flight.

The testing requirements for travelers is being tightened in light of the recent rise in imported COVID-19 cases in Taiwan, many of whom have tested positive upon entry.

Travelers who are unable to present a valid COVID-19 test result upon arrival to Taiwan will be fined NT$10,000 to NT$150,000. (Photo CNA)


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