As measures to contain COVID-19 pandemic infections get eased, Taiwan has gradually allowed travelers making connections via Taipei-Taoyuan Airport on June 25.
According to Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), transit travelers will be able to transit at Taipei Taoyuan Airport provided they have an onward connecting flight with the same airline. Transit time will be limited to 8 hours and activities such as meals and shopping will be monitored.
To facilitate shopping and dining, travelers will be directed by airline personnel to designated transit areas where orders and meals can be delivered.
Flights to/from China will not be allowed to transit at Taipei Taoyuan.
The policy is expected to benefit both Taiwan-based EVA Air and China Airlines, which have their hubs at Taipei Taoyuan. It will also apply to Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific which operates flights from Taipei to Japan and South Korea.
Taiwan's decision to allow transit travel at Taipei Taoyuan follows both Singapore and Hong Kong which opened their airports to allow transit travelers with onward connections.
Taiwan restricted international transit travel in March along with the implementation of other measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19.