The Ministry of Labor (MOL) also recently clarified that “foreign professionals” also included athletes, cram school teachers, and entertainers
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) announced that starting 7 March, Taiwan’s borders will be reopened to business travellers. Apart from this, the mandatory quarantine period for overseas arrivals will be shortened to 10 days from the usual 14 days.
Applications for special entry permits for activities relating to business, such as business visits, investment, contract execution, and job applications will be available for foreigners once the country reopens, according to Taiwan News.
Businesspeople from China, Hong Kong, and Macau, may also apply for these. They can be invited by Taiwanese organisations for the execution of business contracts or for internal transfers within multinational corporations.
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) also recently clarified that “foreign professionals” also included athletes, cram school teachers, and entertainers who had been offered employment within the country.
This news follows what Focus Taiwan reported previously, that on 15 February, Taiwan lifted its entry ban on migrant workers from Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) mentioned that migrant workers must be fully vaccinated and are subjected to a 14-day standard quarantine at quarantine hotels, followed by another week of self-monitoring in the same venue.
The organisation’s head and MOHW Minister Chen Shih-chung noted that “The self-health management for the last seven days is meant to be a ‘reinforced management’ to avoid clusters as it is more likely for such incidents to take place in both [the workers’] working and living environments.”
Last May, following an unusual surge in domestic COVID-19 cases, Taiwan prohibited foreign nationals without residence, including migrant workers, from entering the country.
Due to the two countries’ increasing willingness to cooperate and conform to Taiwan’s COVID-19 guidelines, Taiwan partially lifted border restrictions late last year to allow migrant workers from Indonesia and Thailand to enter.
Earlier this year, it was announced that the Tourism Bureau was hoping the country will reopen its borders to international tourists by the third quarter.
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