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0+7 Cancelling the ban on groups, 150,000 visitors per week, and opening non-visa-free countries for sightseeing | Life | Central News Agency CNA

0+7 Cancelling the ban on groups, 150,000 visitors per week, and opening non-visa-free countries for sightseeing | Life | Central News Agency CNA
0+7 Cancelling the ban on groups, 150,000 visitors per week, and opening non-visa-free countries for sightseeing | Life | Central News Agency CNA

(Central News Agency reporters Chen Jieling and Shen Peiyao, Taipei on the 22nd) The new system of 0+7 entry exemption from home inspection is expected to go on the road on October 13th. The initial total control will be capped at 150,000 passengers per week, the ban on groups will be lifted, and non-visa-free countries will be opened. Sightseeing, group tourists will formulate a positive notification process for inbound tourism rapid screening and include it in management.

The Ministry of Health and Welfare will report at the Executive Yuan today that “the border will be unblocked steadily, moving towards normal life.” According to the report, the first phase will increase the total number of entries to 60,000 per week from the 29th, restore the reciprocal visa exemption of various countries, and cancel the cancellation at the same time. For the entry PCR test, 4 doses of rapid screening reagents will be issued instead, and the 3-day quarantine and 4-day autonomous epidemic prevention premises will be 1 person and 1 room; the entry 0+7 system is expected to hit the road on October 13.

Wang Bisheng, commander of the Central Epidemic Command Center, said in a press conference on the epidemic this afternoon that after the 0+7 system was launched, the entry day would be the 0th day, and it would be relaxed to “7-day self-epidemic prevention”, and the original 3-day home quarantine was cancelled. Passengers with symptoms can take public transportation, maintain family and friends pick-up, self-driving, etc. At the same time, the “Entry Health Declaration and Home Quarantine Notice” will be cancelled when entering the country.

Non-visa-exempt countries are open to applying for visas to Taiwan for “general social visit” and “tourism” reasons, and the ban on group tours will be cancelled simultaneously.

Wang Bisheng said that after the 0+7 system is launched, the total number of people entering the country each week will be 150,000 people per week on a trial basis.

As for the 7-day self-epidemic prevention period, the epidemic prevention regulations should be followed. The self-epidemic prevention location should be based on the principle of one person, one room (private bathroom), the residence of relatives and friends, or a hotel. The tracking mechanism and electronic supervision should be stopped. Confirmed mild cases can be found in the epidemic prevention hotel. Or the original self-prevention location, excluding general hotels, for home care. Wang Bisheng said that the demand for anti-epidemic hotels has dropped, and will be handed over to the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Communications to discuss the exit mechanism as soon as possible.

Zhuang Renxiang, a spokesman for the command center, said that during the self-epidemic prevention period, you should try to avoid contact with people with high risk of severe illness, including the elderly over 65 years old, children under the age of 6, those with insufficient immunity and low immunity, etc. People with symptoms during the self-epidemic prevention period should rest at home , If you are asymptomatic and have a negative result of home antigen rapid screening within 2 days, you can go out, go to work, and go to school.

If there is a need for meals during the self-epidemic prevention period, they may dine alone or with specific objects in the restaurant. Wear a mask when leaving your seat and immediately after using your meal. If you have dietary needs during going out, you can temporarily avoid wearing a mask, and wear it immediately after use; it is forbidden to go to the hospital to accompany or visit the patient. It is recommended to postpone medical treatment or examination for non-urgent needs, and avoid going to long-term care institutions.

Zhuang Renxiang said that the public should cooperate with relevant epidemic prevention guidelines during the self-epidemic prevention period. If a quick test is positive, they should seek medical treatment as soon as possible, through tele-video diagnosis and treatment, entrusted by relatives and friends, or arranged by the local government health bureau to the clinic or the responsible home care institution to evaluate the rapid test If the result is positive, the Tourism Bureau will formulate a positive notification process for inbound tourism quick screening and include it in management. (Editor: Guan Zhongwei) 1110922

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