On July 15, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that starting from 00:00 Taipei Standard Time on July 16, mainland Chinese children 2 years old or younger, who possess an R.O.C. Resident Certificate, of Taiwanese nationals may apply for entry into Taiwan and their parents may accompany them. The children and parents must undergo a 14-day period of home quarantine as required after entry. Implementation details will be established and administered by the National Immigration Agency and related government agencies. The CECC made the decision after it took into consideration the status and capacity of domestic epidemic prevention and control, humanitarian reasons and different opinions from related parties.