Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan

Location:  Taiwan   Event:  On May 8, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced no new cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan.  The CECC reports the total number of confirmed positive cases as 440 and continues to emphasize the importance of good hand hygiene and social distancing in public places.   If you feel unwell, …

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Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan

May 1, 2020 Location:  Taiwan Event:  On May 1, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced no new cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan, marking the sixth consecutive day with no new cases. It has been 19 days since the last case of local transmission. The CECC continues to emphasize the importance of good hand …

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Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan

April 24, 2020 Location:  Taiwan Event:  The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. Commercial flight options currently exist in Taiwan, however, airlines have significantly …

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Health Alert

Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of April 21, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 425 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC:  On April 21, the CECC announced three new confirmed cases involving personnel on a naval fleet that recently returned to Taiwan, bringing the number of cases connected to the …

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Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan

Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan (April 17, 2020) Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of April 17, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 395 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC:  The CECC announced no new confirmed cases on April 17, the third day this week with no new confirmed cases.  …

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COVID-19 Information

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory , advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  International commercial flight …

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Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan

Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan (April 10, 2020) Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of April 10, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 382 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC:  On April 10, the CECC announced two new confirmed cases, both of which were imported cases of people returning from …

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Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan

Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of April 5, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 363 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC:  On April 5, the CECC announced eight new confirmed cases.  Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC)  website  for updated information. The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory

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Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan (April 4, 2020)

Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of April 4, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 355 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC:  On April 4, the CECC announced nine new confirmed cases.  Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC)  website  for updated information. The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory

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Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan (April 3, 2020)

Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of April 3, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 348 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC:  On April 3, the CECC announced nine new confirmed cases.  Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC)  website  for updated information. The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory

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Health Alert – The American Institute in Taiwan

Location:  Taiwan Event:  The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel. The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live abroad should arrange for immediate return to the …

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Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan, Taipei

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Wuhan, China, due to an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus which can be spread from person to person. CCD has issued a Level 3 Travel Notice.  Please see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html If you have travel plans, …

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Alert: Two large scale rallies will be staged at Kaohsiung on Saturday, December 21, 2019

There will be two, possibly conflicting, large scale political rallies on Saturday, December 21, 2019.  Participants for the first will assemble at the Aozihdi Park at 1:11 PM and proceed along Mingcheng Road and then Ziyou Road, ending at Smile Park in Zuoying.  Large crowds and traffic congestion are anticipated at all points along the route and intersections, and parts of the Kaohsiung subway …

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Worldwide Caution

This latest update to the Department of State’s Worldwide Caution provides U.S. citizens with general information regarding terrorist activities, political violence, and criminal activity that transpire abroad, as well as specific recommendations on how to prepare for possible contingencies, receive information on breaking security events, and ensure that travelers can be contacted in an emergency. …

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Earthquake in Hualien

On February 6, 11:50pm, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake – centered 18 kilometers northeast of Hualien, off the eastern coast – struck Taiwan.  Local authorities report two dead and over 200 injured in the Hualian area.  Four buildings have collapsed, two bridges – Qixing Tan and Hualian Bridge – are currently closed.  Su-Hua Highway was temporarily closed but …

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Typhoon TALIM

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Typhoon Talim is currently in the western Pacific Ocean east of Taiwan.  Although Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) does not expect Typhoon Talim to make direct landfall in Taiwan, the northern part of the island will likely begin to feel the effects of the storm from Wednesday night, September 13 until …

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Typhoon HATO

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Typhoon HATO is currently in the western Pacific Ocean southeast of Taiwan.  Although Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) does not expect Typhoon HATO to make direct landfall in Taiwan, the southern half of the island will likely begin to feel the effects of the storm in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August …

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AIT Closure Message – September 27 and 28, 2016

Due to Typhoon Megi, the AIT Taipei offices will be closed on Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28, 2016.  All U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Taiwan are urged to monitor local news for the latest safety and weather information.  U.S. citizens needing emergency American Citizen Services should call AIT Taipei at 02-2162-2000. For medical …

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Typhoon Megi – September 26, 2016

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Category 2 Typhoon Megi is currently in the western Pacific Ocean southeast of Taiwan.   Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau  (CWB) projects this storm will make landfall in northeast Taiwan late afternoon on Tuesday, September 27.  Expect extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to occur.  All U.S. citizens living in …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Nepartak

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Category 4 Typhoon Napartak is currently in the western Pacific Ocean southeast of Taiwan.  Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) projects this storm will make landfall in northeast Taiwan late afternoon on Thursday.   Expect extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to occur. All U.S. citizens living …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Closure of AIT-Taipei

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) informs U.S. citizens that, due to Typhoon Dujuan, AIT Taipei’s Consular Section will be closed on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Please continue to monitor the American Institute in Taiwan’s website for updated information about AIT operations. We urge U.S. citizens to monitor the typhoon’s track by listening to the …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens – August 5, 2015: Typhoon Soudelor

This Emergency Message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Taiwan about Typhoon Soudelor, currently in the western Pacific Ocean southeast of Taiwan.  Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) projects this storm will make landfall in Taiwan late Friday night.  Taiwan is projected to begin feeling the effects of the storm late …

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