On February 7, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that the second phase of a special program that allows foreign workers to enter Taiwan will begin starting February 15, 2022. The second phase of the program will require foreign workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the country of origin before their entry into Taiwan. After foreign workers arrive in Taiwan, their employers can arrange for them to stay at a quarantine hotel to complete quarantine and self-health management; both foreign workers and employers must abide by related epidemic prevention rules and guidelines.
The CECC pointed out that the first phase of the program would expire soon, and the accumulated points system introduced in the first phase would be canceled starting February 15, on which the second phase would begin. Employers may bring in foreign workers from Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Thailand in the second phase.