Taiwan bans entry of visitors from Wuhan

People leaving the Wuhan train station (Weibo photo)

Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Wednesday that visitors from Wuhan will not be allowed to enter Taiwan for the time being. Taiwan is trying to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan. The new ban applies to all visitors from Wuhan, whether traveling alone or with a tour group.


Taiwan confirmed its first case on Tuesday. The patient is a Taiwanese businesswoman who lives in Wuhan. She had returned to Taiwan on Monday with a fever and cough and was immediately quarantined. She later tested positive for the 2019-nCoV.


The National Immigration Agency has revoked 429 entry permits previously issued for group tours from Wuhan at the end of January.  The agency said that residents of other cities in Hubei Province are also advised not to apply for entry permits to Taiwan at this time. It said that Hubei residents who have already obtained entry permits should postpone their travel plans.

News Source:RTI
Editor:Natalie Tso