Wednesday, July 25, 2007
National Health Command Center: "Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) states that a medical examination prior to entry into Taiwan is mandatory for all foreign workers in order to obtain a visa. In addition, they are obliged to undergo more medical examinations (all include screening for intestinal parasites) within 3 days, 6 months, 18 months, and 30 months after entering Taiwan. If foreign workers are found to be positive for intestinal parasitic infections, they must be treated and re-examined within 30 days from the date the test result was issued. For foreign spouses applying for resident visa and foreigners applying for residency in Taiwan, they are required to complete the “Items Required for Health Certificate (Type B)” form, which includes screening for intestinal parasites. It should be noted that Taiwan closely and periodically monitors the prevalence of parasites among foreign workers, as well as foreigners and Mainland Chinese spouses applying for residency in Taiwan."