Lodge, taxi subsidies to stay in place

  • By Shelley Shan / Employees reporter

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications yesterday mentioned it will subsidize quarantine motels and disease-prevention taxi fleets till the tip of the yr to assist them transition to common operation.

“Earlier than returning to regular operations, operators of quarantine motels should clear the services and make changes through the transitional interval. A subsidy of NT$5,000 per room can be obtainable to assist them transition to common operations as quickly as doable,” Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) mentioned.

Though inbound vacationers at the moment are in a position to return dwelling by their very own means, the ministry is to proceed subsidizing disease-prevention taxis at airports till the tip of this yr, Wang mentioned. Passengers can be charged by taxi meters, he mentioned.

Taxis driving vacationers to Keelung Metropolis, Taipei, New Taipei Metropolis and Hsinchu County are to obtain subsidies equal to 30 p.c of the fare per trip, whereas these driving to Taoyuan are to be backed the identical quantity as a daily taxi fare, Wang instructed reporters yesterday.

In the meantime, the Tourism Bureau mentioned that it plans to announce pointers for journey companies in dealing with inbound and outbound tour teams quickly after the Central Epidemic Command Middle approves them.

Wang instructed reporters that the rules would require inbound vacationers to undertake a fast take a look at for COVID-19 each two days throughout their keep, despite the fact that the quarantine requirement is to be waived beginning on Oct.13.

“Tour guides are liable for checking if vacationers have certainly taken the take a look at. They need to additionally report those that take a look at constructive for COVID-19 to native well being authorities,” he mentioned.

The rules would additionally require vacationers becoming a member of abroad tour teams to have obtained three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, Wang mentioned, including that buying medical insurance coverage and journey security insurance coverage is extremely advisable, however not obligatory.

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