Border opening scheduled for 13 October
Taiwan's cabinet has approved a plan to lift its quarantine mandate for all arriving travellers next month and reopen the borders to all visitors. Cabinet spokesman Luo Bing-cheng says the new regulations are likely to take effect on 13 October as part of a phased easing of border controls. Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Victor Wang has confirmed that the government will re-open Taiwan's borders without a mandatory quarantine requirement for arrivals under a so-called "0 7" policy, whereby arrivals will not be subject to quarantine requirements, but must still observe seven days of "self-conducted epidemic prevention measures". However, this is conditional on the current coronavirus situation. It will only go ahead if the Covid situation does not escalate.