In Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center said today that considering that the recent COVID-19 epidemic in South Korea has continued to be severe, and the number of new cases per day has ranked first in the world, the imported cases may affect the community epidemic prevention in Taiwan.
Starting March 22,passengers on additional flights from South Korea will be tested upon landing. If the test result is positive, they will be sent to the hospital or centralized quarantine center/enhanced epidemic prevention accommodation.
On Saturday, South Korea reported an addition 334,686 new COVID-19 cases, and more than 7 million cases reported during the past month (#1 on the globe).
The command center explained that passengers arriving on flights from South Korea must undergo a landing public inspection and rapid nucleic acid test upon arrival in Taiwan. If the test result is positive, a special person will complete the certificate inspection and then be evacuated from the airside to a hospital or a centralized quarantine center/enhanced If the test result is negative, continue the entry clearance procedure, and go home for one-person, one-household quarantine or go to the epidemic prevention hotel to complete the 10-day quarantine and inspection measures.
The command center pointed out that the current flights that passengers are required to carry out “on-the-ground inspection” when they arrive in Taiwan are Europe and the United States, the Middle East, New Zealand, Australia, India, Southeast Asia, as well as the newly added South Korea route flights. Passengers are reminded to cooperate with entry quarantine operations after arriving in Taiwan.
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