All travelers entering Taiwan from China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Italy and Iran are required to use a special taxi service between the airport and their residence. The new rule will go into effect on Wednesday, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Tuesday.
Starting on March 11, travelers who violate the new rule will be fined between NT$100,000 (US$3,338) and NT$1 million (US$33,389).
All travelers arriving from countries suffering from the novel coronavirus outbreak will also be subject to a 14-day quarantine, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC)
The new transportation system aims to prevent the spread of the virus in the community. Travelers from the aforesaid countries and regions are required to be picked up at the airport by their family or friends.
If you are unaccompanied, you should take special taxis or rental cars at the airport. To this extend, signs are installed at the airport to explain how to take a ride home and ensure that travelers who are quarantined know the new rule, MOTC said.
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