The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs updated its travel warning for Taiwan yesterday (Tuesday, July 11), maintaining the original level 1 “take normal precautions,” but deleting two references to “countries” and replacing them with “Taiwan”.
Before the July 11 edit, the advisory read: “Read the country information page for more information on traveling to Taiwan” and “View the Taiwan National Security Report.”
The sentences have been changed to read “Read Taiwan International Travel Information for more information on traveling to Taiwan” and “View the Overseas Security Advisory Committee’s Taiwan Security Report”.
Clicking on the link to the overseas security advisory page shows that as of July 12, the title of the page is still “Taiwan National Security Report”.
Taiwan News in English AIT has been contacted for clarification on the reasons for this change, whether this change reflects State Department policy, or whether it might extend to other parts of the State Department’s pages, such as the aforementioned OCAS report. I’ll add AIT’s response here.
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