Taiwan bans entry of nonresident travelers after virus variant found

Taiwan will suspend entry of all nonresident travelers to the island after it confirmed its first case of the possibly more transmissible variant of the coronavirus first identified in Britain, health authorities said on Wednesday. Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung, who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center, told a weekly briefing that starting Jan. 1, Taiwan will bar all foreign nationals, except those with a resident permit or other proper documents from entry. Chen said in principle, those from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau will also be prohibited from entering, addin…

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