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CECC announced that starting May 16, suspending international medical services (special or emergency cases with permission excepted)

2021-05-16

On May 16, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that starting May 16, it will introduce the following medical responsive measures for all medical institutions in Taiwan as Taiwan has entered the community transmission stage of COVID-19: A. Reducing patient intake; B. Strengthening community surveillance, reporting and testing; C. Enhancing health monitoring among employees; D. Suspending international medical services (special or emergency cases with permission excepted).

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Starting from March 1, 2021, Taiwan to again allow non-R.O.C. nationals to visit Taiwan for medical purposes under certain conditions to continue providing quality medical care services.

2021-02-24

On February 24, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that in consideration of the stable coronavirus situation and adequate medical capacities in Taiwan, it would again conditionally allow non-R.O.C. nationals to enter Taiwan for medical purposes. The CECC pointed out that international patients may, except for non-urgent medical care needs including health checkups, and aesthetic medicine, provide relevant documents to medical institutions to apply for receiving medical care in Taiwan starting from March 1. The Ministry of Health and Welfare (the MOHW) will make the final decision on applications after reviewing the necessity, continuity, and risk of the treatment for applicants, in a bid to ensure non-R.O.C. nationals can receive medical care in Taiwan. The CECC stated that non-R.O.C. nationals who wish to visit Taiwan to receive medical care may apply to visit Taiwan with their spouse or relative within third degree of kinship (2 companions in total); if necessary, they may apply to come with one healthcare worker or caregiver from the country they reside in apart from their family members. Required documents and information include the following: a health insurance certificate, an affidavit for mandatory quarantine, a health declaration document (a COVID-19 RT-PCR test report issued within three days prior to the flight schedule time), and a disease prevention plan and treatment plan issued by the medical institution treating the applicant. On behalf of the applicant, the medical institution in Taiwan shall apply to the MOHW for an entry permit for medical treatment. The applicant or the medical institution may go to the relevant authority or agency to apply for a special entry permit after obtaining the approval of the MOHW. The CECC further explained that individuals who have obtained permission to come to Taiwan for medical care, and persons accompanying them, when checking in with the airline for the flight to Taiwan or before boarding, are required to provide a COVID-19 RT-PCR test report issued within 3 days prior to the flight schedule time. They must wear masks at all times during the flight. They must undergo a 14-day home quarantine period upon entry into the country and must also undergo COVID-19 testing upon the end of the home quarantine period. Those who test negative for COVID-19 may proceed to the medical institution for their medical treatment. However, those requiring urgent medical care may be admitted to a designated ward or negative pressure isolation ward arranged by the medical institution which they originally planned to visit. They shall receive their planned medical treatment after one negative test result and be given care according to the standards for caring COVID-19 suspected cases during the 14 day quarantine. Regarding related fees, applicants shall be responsible for paying all quarantine fees, COVID-19 testing fees, and medical consultation and treatment fees. The medical institution treating the applicant shall help the applicant implement quarantine and testing measures, including booking a quarantine hotel, making advance preparations for transportation, and giving a COVID-19 test before arranging their medical care, arranging medical care and treatment. The CECC emphasized that Taiwan would maintain its strict border control and has put disease prevention and management measures in place for foreign nationals applying to visit Taiwan for medical treatment in order to reduce the risk of community-acquired and nosocomial infection posed by inbound travelers and ensure the public health. For inquiries concerning the entry of non-R.O.C. nationals into Taiwan for medical purposes, please contact Taiwan Task Force on Medical Travel, MOHW at (02)2885-1528. The documents and information required include the following: Proof of overseas health insurance Covid-19 Regulations Informed Consent Health declaration document Epidemic Prevention Plan Medical Treatment Plan 相關部門網站: Ministry of Health and Welfare Department of Disease Control National Immigration Agency Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (TAIWAN)

Starting from March 1, 2021, T...

CECC imposes entry restrictions and quarantine measures for non-R.O.C. nationals starting from January 1, 2021, and tightens quarantine measures for travelers coming to Taiwan starting on January 15.

2020-12-30

https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/Detail/6qJb0IbzLMT9EllcqPZTqw?typeId=158 PublishTime:2020-12-30 On December 30, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has continued to spread around the globe. The CECC stated that in consideration of the status of the COVID-19 pandemic globally, Taiwan would impose entry restrictions and quarantine regulations for non-R.O.C. nationals, effective from 00:00 am (local time at the airport of departure) on January 1, 2021, and Taiwan would strengthen quarantine measures form travelers coming to Taiwan, effective from 00:00 am on January 15, 2021. Details about entry restrictions and quarantine regulations for non-R.O.C. nationals are listed below. A. Non-R.O.C. nationals may enter Taiwan if they meet the following conditions: 1. Foreign nationals: foreign nationals may enter Taiwan if they hold an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC); for diplomatic or official business; to fulfill contractual obligations; for special humanitarian reasons; when they are the spouse or the underage child of an R.O.C. national; or when they obtain other special permission. 2. Hong Kong and Macao residents: Hong Kong and Macao residents may enter Taiwan may enter Taiwan if they hold an ARC; to fulfill contractual obligations; as part of internal transfers within multinational enterprises; when they are the spouse or the underage child of an R.O.C. national; or when they obtain permission under special programs. 3. People from Mainland China: people from Mainland China may enter Taiwan if they hold an ARC; when they are the spouse or the underage child of an R.O.C. national; or when they obtain permission under special programs. B. Travelers transiting through Taiwan are temporarily prohibited. C. Short-term business travelers eligible for shortened quarantine periods in Taiwan, except for those who have obtained permission for their application, are now required to complete the 14-day home quarantine. D. Suspending acceptance of entry applications for international medical care purpose. Special cases or emergency medical care cases are not subject to this rule. The CECC also stated that it would tighten home quarantine measures for travelers entering Taiwan starting from January 15, 2021. Apart from the original requirement of providing a COVID-19 RT-PCR test report issued within three days of boarding, arriving travelers shall also provide proof of the place of quarantine where travelers stay to undergo quarantine (in principle, the place shall be a group quarantine facility or quarantine hotel; those who choose to undergo quarantine at home shall make an affidavit to declare they have met the requirement of one person per residence). Entry quarantine measures will be adjusted on a rolling basis depending on the status of the pandemic and implementation of those measures. source:

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Directions for the Management of Medical Institutions Handling Applications by Foreign Nationals for Medical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-07-31

In order to assist patients from various countries in seeking medical care in Taiwan, Taiwan has been promoting international medical services for a long time, which has been repeatedly reported by international media, thereby deepening international friendships in the process. However, due to the severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic all over the world, the Central Epidemic Command Center (hereinafter referred to as “CECC”) announced border control measures on March 19, 2020, which bar foreign nationals from entering Taiwan; as a result, some foreign patients are unable to visit Taiwan, thereby interrupting the treatment they receive. Considering that the epidemic situation in Taiwan is currently stable, and that there is sufficient health care capacity in Taiwan, these Directions have been formulated with a view to continuing the spirit of “Taiwan can help, and Taiwan is helping!” Member institutions of Taiwan Task Force for Medical Travel wishing to assist foreign nationals in seeking medical care in Taiwan, shall handle applications for entry to Taiwan by international patients and medical services for international patients in accordance with the provisions of these Directions and the necessary epidemic prevention measures announced by CECC. The documents and information required include the following: Proof of overseas health insurance Covid-19 Regulations Informed Consent Health declaration document Epidemic Prevention Plan Medical Treatment Plan Related department website: Ministry of Health and Welfare Department of Disease Control National Immigration Agency Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (TAIWAN)

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International Medical Icons Recognition Survey

2017-11-08

Take our survey on the recognition of medical icons and stand to win Easy card or $100 vouchers! This survey will help us to identify how well the following icons illustrate the concept of the description. In appreciation of your time, we are giving away 3 Easy cards or 3 vouchers ($100) each to 6 lucky survey respondents. The winners of the lucky draw will be notified on our website and by email on 22 Nov. 2017. So don't forget to confirm your email address and check out our website! For inquiries please email nhca04@gmail.com. Thanks! Survey Link:International Medical Icons Recognition Survey

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Asia Healthcare Summit | Singapore | 8-11 June 2015

2015-04-11

IBC’s Asia Healthcare Summit is the leading gathering for Government, public and private healthcare providers, health insurance companies, medical equipment/service providers and health technology, to discuss investment in healthcare infrastructure and services to meet Asia’s ageing population, chronic disease burden and growing healthcare services demand. With 3 conferences in 1 location, it is the must attend platform to learn, meet, network and establish business partnerships in Asia’s healthcare sector. Contact Details: Email: register@ibcasia.com.sg Telephone: +65 6508 2401 / China: +86 21 23 3680 Fax: +65 6508 2407 Mail: IBC Asia (S) PTE LTD, 111 Somerset Road, TripleOne Somerset #10-06 Singapore 238164

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Announces Patients Beyond Borders, Taiwan, Second edition

2013-07-02

Patients Beyond Borders (PBB) has been a crucial publication to promote medical tourism industry since its first announcement in 2008 and being accredited as the five-star recommendation books by Amazon. Since the first Taiwan edition was published in 2008, it’s been the second best seller next to Singapore edition. In last year, our task force worked with the Josef Woodman, the author of PBB, again to promote Taiwan’s medical tourism industry to the market in Mainland China by present a whole new, up-dated, PBB edition in Simplified Chinese Taiwan Edition. The PDF file of the Patients Beyond Borders, Taiwan, Second Edition as attached, you can download it for free. If you are interested in further information, you can contact with our task force by the phone +886-2-2885-1528

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