These past few months, the COVID-19 outbreak has quickly spread across different countries which led to some of the biggest annual conventions and trade shows to cancel this year such as the Taipei Game Show and some brands are backing out from other trade shows as well.
Given the situation, some people are expecting COMPUTEX 2020 to be cancelled as well which led us to try and confirm the rumors of the cancellation through our contacts in Taiwan Trade Center. They said that “there are no notice of cancellation” as of now and the show will “push through” despite the COVID-19 situation. However, they also said that they will notify all partners and international visitors of any development regarding COMPUTEX 2020 and the COVID-19 situation in Taiwan.
With that, we received an email today from TAITRA assuring that Taiwan has some of the best medical services in the world and that they have prepared cautionary measures and will go the extra mile to provide additional services to maximize the benefits of business trips in Taiwan this year.
You may read the entire email below:
Facing the severe impact of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, TAITRA will take necessary precautionary measures to ensure the safety and health of all visitors to visit Taiwan International Trade Shows.
Taiwan is recognized with one of the best medical systems and services in the world and the confirmed cases are still under control among Asian countries. To encourage international buyers to continue to visit Taiwan, we have taken the strictest precautionary measures and will provide additional travel incentive packages as well as integrated online/offline services to maximize the benefits of your business trips to visit Taiwan International Trade Show.
We are providing the following reminders and guidelines for international visitors to visit Taiwan during the impact of COVID-19.
Visitors who have visited or resided anywhere in Mainland China, Hong Kong, or Macau, in the previous 14 days will be temporarily barred from entering Taiwan.Visitors who transit through China, Hong Kong and/or Macau and are granted entry into Taiwan will be required to fill out a health declaration form, and be under home quarantine for 14 days.All passengers must fill out a health declaration form and a 14-day travel history form.*Please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs (immigration) or the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (health) websites for the latest updates.
TAITRA-partnered hotels have requested staff members to wear facemasks, and will perform frequent sterilizing activities. Relevant medical authorities will to be notified if any guests are showing signs of a fever or other symptoms.Please contact TAITRA’s branch offices for information on partnered hotels.
List of partnered hotels:
TAITRA’s branch offices: https://officeportal.taiwantrade.com/flash/big/unitList.jsp?lang=en_US
All exhibition halls will undergo extensive sterilizing activities before and after each show date.Air ventilation will take place three times a day.Sanitizing alcohol dispensers will be set up at the entrance, exit, and by the stairs/escalators, and digital messages will be placed on display boards.Infrared thermal cameras will be equipped at the hall entrances, and security guards will have forehead thermometers to check body temperatures.Quarantine rooms will be set up, and supervisors will be in direct contact with relevant medical authorities at all times.
Infrared thermal cameras will be equipped at the hall entrances, and security guards will have forehead thermometers the check body temperatures.All participants are advised to wear facemasks (staff members are required to wear facemasks at all times).Medical facility is available at the exhibition hall for anyone feeling unwell.
We strongly recommend everyone to wash hands with soap; avoid touching one’s own eyes, nose, and mouth; and beware of your coughing manners. If you have a fever, flu-like symptoms, or are feeling unwell, please notify a staff member immediately; you will be directed to the medical facility for further evaluation.
TWTC Hall 1
Taipei Medical University Hospital
Add: #252, Wuxin Street, Xinyi District, Taipei Tel: +886-2-2737-2181
TaiNEX 1 and TaiNEX 2
Taipei City Hospital Zhongxiao Branch Add: #87, Tongde Rd, Nangang Dist, Taipei
Tel: +886-2-2786-1288Tri-Service General Hospital Neihu Branch
Add: #325, Sec.2, Chenggong Rd, Neihu District, Taipei
Tel: +886-2-8792-3311Sijhih Cathay General Hospital
Add: #2, Ln. 59, Xizhi District, New Taipei City