The US State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs updated its Travel Advisory for Taiwan, yesterday, Tuesday, July 11, maintaining the original level one “exercise normal precautions,” but removing two references to “country,” replacing it with “Taiwan.”
Previous to the July 11 edit, the advisory read: “Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Taiwan,” and “Review the Country Security Report for Taiwan.”
These sentences have been changed to “Read the Taiwan International Travel Information for additional information on travel to Taiwan,” and “Review the security report for Taiwan from the Overseas Security Advisory Council.”
On clicking the link to the Overseas Security Advisory page it can be seen that the page still maintains the title “Taiwan Country Security Report” as of July 12.
Taiwan English News has reached out to the American Institute in Taiwan for clarification on the reasons for the change, whether the change reflects State Department policy, or will likely be extended to other State Department section pages such as the OCAS report referred to above. I will add the AIT’s response here.
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