The Assessment of Simplified Procedure of Quarantine Measures to Travelers through SKY JET CENTER

Jui-Yuan Huang1, Jiun-Shian Kuo1*, Chun-Ling Lai2

2015 Vol.31 NO.13

Correspondence Author: Jiun-Shian Kuo

  • 1.Taipei Regional Center, Centers of Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • 2.Southern Regional Center, Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare


SKY JET CENTER of Taipei SongShan Airport provides an on-site Customs, Immigration, Quarantine and Security (CIQS) services to international and domestic corporate and private jets. It was operated since April, 2012 and the arrival flights were 33 flights per month on average. By 2013, the number has increased to 39 flights per month. However, the Taiwan CDC Quarantine Inspection did not find any suspected communicable disease case during this period. Since the quarantine resource is limited, we analyze the risk assessment and estimate the cost-effectiveness of passengers travel through SKY JET CENTER. The results might be a reference for further policy modification.
The results reveled that, in SKY JET CENTER, 36% of flights arrived after 18:00 (i.e., night flight), and the Quarantine officer would work for an extra 2.6 person-hours overtime for each night flight. Besides, each Quarantine officer provided service to passengers travel through regular terminal in person-hours is 54.1 times more than to who travel through SKY JET CENTER. Furthermore, the rate of unusual health of passengers travel through SKY JET CENTER was extremely lower than who travel through regular terminal. Therefore we suggest that, during regular period, we could provide health education to passengers who travel through SKY JET CENTER, if there is any unusual event reported, proper quarantine measures would be enacted. If there is an international communicable disease outbreak, the quarantine policy might be adjusted. Strengthen quarantine measures will then be conducted especially for high risk flight.

Keywords:Quarantine;SKY JET CENTER;Communicable disease;International Airport