Taiwan mulling checks of hand luggage from all Asian countries

Taipei – Taiwan is considering expanding its hand luggage checks to include arrival from all Asian countries, as the threat of African swine fever (ASF) has been showing no signs of abating, the Central Emergency Operation Center for ASF said Wednesday.

Currently, people entering Taiwan from Myanmar, China, Russia, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Macau, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, North Korea and South Korea are required to present their hand luggage for inspection at Customs.

However, in view of the number of passengers at this time of year carrying moon cakes that contain meat products, a plan is being considered to include arrivals from all Asian countries, the center said.

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