The spread of the new variant Omicron has once again worsened the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. According to the WHO, preliminary data suggests that there may be an increased risk of reinfection with Omicron. Researchers are trying to understand the potential impact of this variant on current preventive measures, including vaccines.
At the present time, more data will be needed to help us better understand many aspects of Omicron. Thus, students are advised to stay aware of the latest COVID-19 information by regularly checking updates from the government website and our school website. Previous experiences tell us that the Taiwan government may tighten the border restrictions in response to the spread of the new variant.
Since the Winter Break is coming, many students are planning trips home. The Office of International and Mainland China Affairs would like you to think over the decision of going home while considering the possible stricter border control. In addition, please consider the related matters such as longer waiting time for entry, PCR tests, days and cost of quarantine, etc. In addition, we invite you to fill the questionnaire to inform us about your decisions to provide support for everyone.