International travellers rise in numbers as Taiwan reopens for business travel.

Business travel is crucial for the country's economy.
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Travel is slowly returning to some countries, and Taiwan is one of them.

Earlier today, the number of international arrivals at Taiwan’s largest airport shot up drastically, the highest number since mid-March a the country began loosening border controls.

Today marks the first day Taiwan opened its doors to business travellers from 11 countries deemed “safe” or “low-risk” from pandemic.

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Arrivals at Taiwan’s largest airport rise. Photo credit: CNA.

Currently the countries/areas deemed “lower-risk” by Taiwan are New Zealand, Australia, Macau, Palau, Fiji, Brunei, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand, Mongolia, and Bhutan.

The low-to-moderate risk countries are South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore.

To be eligible to enter Taiwan, business travellers must receive prior approval from the CECC and present results testing negative 3 days before departure.

If the situation in Asia continues to recover, it looks like Taiwan (and many more countries) will be reopening for international travel once again.

Wilfred Tan
Former journalist cum editor. I lead the content creation process at News Asia Today. From the awesome country of Malaysia.