Taipei, April 18 (CNA) Taiwanese citizens and foreign residents returning from Southeast Asia will soon be required to self-quarantine at designated hotels, depending on their home-living arrangements, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday.
The new regulations, which take effect April 21, mandate a 14-day hotel quarantine for incoming citizens and residents who live with other people in Taiwan in a home that does not include a private room with an en-suite bathroom, the CECC said in a statement.
The same applies to those who live in the same home with children under the age of six, people over the age of 65, or people with chronic diseases, as part of the government's ongoing efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the CECC said.
Incoming Taiwanese citizens, residents or specially approved people -- the only travelers allowed into the country at this time -- will have to provide information before they board their flight about their living arrangements and if they have traveled to Southeast Asia in the 14 days prior to their return, the CECC said.
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