Taiwan  government expresses grave concern about travel ban

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The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines (TECO) expresses its grave concern about the travel ban, in which Taiwan was wrongly included, issued by the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) and the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on February 10, 2020, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines (TECO) said in a statement.

The Republic of China (Taiwan) is a sovereign and independent state, TECO said.

Taiwan issues its own passport and visas and has exclusive jurisdiction over its people and territory, a TECO also said.

“In fact, Taiwan is not, nor has it ever been, part of the PRC. Taiwan has taken all measures needed to contain the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV),”  TECO said.

“It is a factual error for the World Health Organization (WHO) to regard Taiwan as a part of PRC,” said TECO.

The Philippines should not be misled by WHO’s wrong information on Taiwan, they said.

No other countries in Asia, except the Philippines, have issued travel ban on Taiwan,  TECO said.

“We urge the Philippine government to immediately correct its decision on Taiwan and remove Taiwan from the travel ban,”  TECO also said./Stacy Ang

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