With the COVID-19 spread in Taiwan seemingly very much under control, The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has revealed plans to ease precautionary measures on domestic trains and flights from June 7. This announcement follows the news that social distancing regulations in places like restaurants and cinemas will also be relaxed from the same date. (Read more: Social distancing regulations to be relaxed in Taiwan)
According to Focus Taiwan, passengers taking TSA and HSR trains will be allowed to remove their masks if they follow the enforced social distancing rules onboard. The same will apply inside buildings such as post offices. If proper social distancing cannot be maintained, it’s masks back on. All passengers will continue to have their temperatures checked prior to boarding.
HSR trains are set to reintroduce non-reserved tickets, while beverage services will resume on domestic flights. Freeway traffic flow and crowd size restrictions at popular scenic areas and amusement parks are also set to be lifted.
Despite the easing in regulations, the threat of COVID-19 is far from gone and, as a result, travel to Taiwan is still prohibited for the next few months at the very least. Still, it can’t harm to start planning your next trip for when the travel restrictions are over.
(cover photo: Jon Tyson)