The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on June 17 that it has taken measures in accordance with the Communicable Disease Control Act to ensure onboard safety for crew and passengers on inbound flights carrying confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), as well as to minimize the risk of community transmission by these cases. Under Subparagraphs 2 and 3, Paragraph 1, Article 58 of the Act, the CECC allows only confirmed cases who meet one of the conditions listed below to fly back to Taiwan and violators will be fined NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 in accordance with Article 69 of the Act.
1. Cases who developed symptoms more than two months prior to the flight date and whose symptoms have abated.
2. Those who developed symptoms at least 10 days earlier and can produce two negative COVID-19 test certificates (issued for specimens taken at least 24 hours apart).
The CECC reiterated that confirmed cases should wear a mask at all times during their flight to Taiwan. It advised that they should be subject to entry measures for travelers from countries listed at Level 3: Warning. For example, specimens must be collected at the port of entry and the cases required to quarantine at a designated site. Those who test negative will be required to complete their quarantine at home, while those who are asymptomatic will also be required to undergo a 14-day home quarantine after entry.