Visitors to Taiwan who present fraudulent COVID-19 test results on arrival can be fined up to NT $ 150,000 ($ 5,266), the Central Centers for Disease Control (CECC) said on Sunday.
Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih said the likelihood of people coming up with a false negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19 is a major concern, given the number of tourists returning Expected spike again before the upcoming holiday season, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih- chung (陳 時 中), head of CECC.
Chen expressed concern about the inconsistent quality of PCR test results from different countries and the possibility that passengers might be cheated as Taiwan prepares to introduce new COVID mandatory testing. -19 for all arriving passengers.
Starting Tuesday, all travelers traveling to Taiwan will be required to present a negative PCR test for COVID-19, performed within three days of departure from the country of origin.
Meanwhile, CECC spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said he was urging people to notify the authorities if they knew passengers gave false information to enter Taiwan.
Chuang said violations of the country’s border regulations could result in fines ranging from NT $ 10,000 to NT $ 150,000, under the Infectious Disease Control Act.
Starting Tuesday, all documents presented when passengers arrive at the Taiwan border will be closely inspected by authorities to prevent violations of the law, he added.