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Travelers required to undergo home quarantine advised to follow home quarantine measure; support and care needed for people under home quarantine

Date:2020-02-15

Home quarantine is required for travelers who have history of travel to endemic areas and meet the criteria for home-based quarantine after entry, in order to get hold of the health condition of such travelers. On principle, travelers arriving in Taiwan with specified travel history are required to return home to be under home quarantine as instructed. If fever or respiratory symptoms develop after entry, travelers with history of travel to areas listed as Level 1 Area and those with history of travel to areas listed as Level 2 Area, based on the severity of disease outbreak, will go through respective procedures. Moreover, asymptomatic travelers with a history of travel to Level 1 Area or Level 2 Area are advised to avoid taking public transportation. If it takes long time for travelers to return home without public transportation, travelers should wear face masks when traveling back home.

People under home quarantine are considered to be contributing to prevention efforts at home. Responsible personnel contacts those people daily to learn about their health conditions after they return home. People under home quarantine are not suspected cases. If symptoms develop, health agencies will make medical arrangements. Therefore, the public is advised to remain calm and give support to encourage people required to go through home quarantine to abide by the measure as required.

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) urged that people under home quarantine shall wash hands thoroughly, refrain from touching eyes, nose and mouth with hands and pay attention to cough etiquette. Travelers arriving in Taiwan are advised to voluntarily inform the quarantine officer at the airport/port and cooperate in following each prevention measure if symptoms such as fever and cough develop after returning to Taiwan. If suspected symptoms develop within 14 days after returning to Taiwan, please call the toll-free Communicable Disease Reporting and Consultation Hotline, 1922 (or 0800-001922) and put on a surgical mask and seek immediate medical attention as instructed. Moreover, please inform the physician of any history of travel, occupation, contact, and cluster (TOCC) to facilitate timely diagnosis and prompt case-reporting. For more information on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), please visit the Taiwan CDC website at

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