Economy Measure Code Measure Currency Code Amount (Local) Amount (USD) Source Details
Hong Kong, China 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures HKD
Hong Kong, China 12A 12A - Measures affecting travel and transport (local and international) HKD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#P (accessed 27 May 2020). Reuters. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-hongkong/new-virus-cluster-spurs-hong-kong-to-extend-border-curbs-and-limit-on-gatherings-idUSKBN2390LS?il=0 (accessed 5 June 2020). SMCP. https://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/3087908/hong-kong-relax-quarantine-rules-largest-listed-firms-such (accessed 9 June 2020). Reuters. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-hongkong-singapore/hong-kong-singapore-to-allow-travel-to-each-other-without-quarantines-from-november-22-idUSKBN27R0B2?il=0 (accessed 11 November 2020). The Straits Times. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/travel-bubble-flights-between-singapore-hong-kong-postponed (accessed 22 November 2020).

(i) Compulsory quarantine for travelers from overseas countries for 14 days. On 8 June 2020, Authorities eased the 14-day quarantine rule for executives of the 480 largest companies listed in the city. (ii) Temporary entry ban of nonresident from overseas countries from 25 March 2020. (ii) Reduction and partial suspension of cross-border transport and border control point services, including suspension of transit services at the Hong Kong International Airport. (iii) 2 June 2020, Authorities extended restrictions on foreign visitors until mid-September 2020. (iv) 11 November 2020, Hong Kong,China and Singapore authorities annouced the resumption of travel between the two cities without mandatory quarantine on 22 November 2020 following a previous travel bubble announcement. On 21 November 2020, Authorities announced the suspension of the travel bubble following escalating cases in Hong Kong, China.

Hong Kong, China 12B 12B - Measures affecting business and workplace HKD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#P (accessed 27 May 2020). SMCP. https://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/3087908/hong-kong-relax-quarantine-rules-largest-listed-firms-such (accessed 9 June 2020). Reuters. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-hongkong/hong-kong-tightens-social-distancing-again-as-coronavirus-cases-rise-idUSKCN24E1L5?il=0 (accessed 14 July 2020). PDI. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1313249/hong-kong-to-ban-dining-in-public-gatherings-of-more-than-two (accessed 28 July 2020). The Straits Times. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/coronavirus-hong-kong-reverses-virus-ban-on-restaurant-dining (accessed 31 July 2020); News.gov.hk. https://www.news.gov.hk/eng/2021/02/20210203/20210203_183603_577.html?type=ticker (accessed 5 February 2021.

Authorities imposed strict containment measures including: (i) Remote work arrangement for civil servants; (ii) Closure of selected social gathering establishments and businesses until 7 May 2020. (iiii) Remote work for civil servants was lifted on 4 May 2020 and the first phase of school reopening slated on 27 May 2020. (iv) Cultural and leisure facilities including libraries, swimming pools, and beaches reopened on 21 May 2020. (v) 13 July 2020, Authorities reimposed a one-week shutdown of 12 types of establishments such as gyms and gaming centres, and limits on restaurant takeaway operations after 6 PM. (vi) As of 28 July 2020, Authorities further tightened restrictions with a ban on dine-services at restaurants which was later modified to a restriction to 50% capacity. (vii) 3 February 2021, The Leisure & Cultural Services Department today announced that some of its leisure venues will reopen on February 9 [update].

Hong Kong, China 12C 12C - Others HKD IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#P (accessed 27 May 2020). Reuters. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-hongkong/new-virus-cluster-spurs-hong-kong-to-extend-border-curbs-and-limit-on-gatherings-idUSKBN2390LS?il=0 (accessed 5 June 2020). Reuters. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-hongkong/hong-kong-tightens-social-distancing-again-as-coronavirus-cases-rise-idUSKCN24E1L5?il=0 (accessed 14 July 2020). Reuters. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-hongkong-masks/hong-kong-mandates-masks-in-all-indoor-public-areas-idUSKCN24N0MB?il=0 (accessed 23 July 2020). PDI. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1313249/hong-kong-to-ban-dining-in-public-gatherings-of-more-than-two (accessed 28 July 2020). The Straits Times. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/coronavirus-hong-kong-reverses-virus-ban-on-restaurant-dining (accessed 31 July 2020).

Authorities imposed (i) School closures in early 2020 but reopened on 27 May 2020; (ii) A ban on gatherings of more than four people in a public place; (ii) Religious gatherings of up to 50% of venue capacity were allowed starting 18 May 2020 and cultural and leisure facilities including libraries, swimming pools, and beaches reopened on 21 May 2020. (iii) 2 June 2020, Authorities extended a ban on gatherings of more than 8 people by 2 weeks as well as restrictions on foreign visitors until mid-September 2020. (iv) 13 July 2020, Authorities reimposed tighter social distancing measures including limiting gatherings to 4 people. (v) 23 July 2020, Authorities expanded stricter containment measures including mandatory mask-wearing in all indoor public areas including malls and markets. As of 28 July 2020, Authorities further tightened restrictions by limiting public gatherings to no more than 2 people.

Mongolia 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures MNT
Mongolia 12A 12A - Measures affecting travel and transport (local and international) MNT IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accesed 24 July 2020); Mongolian News Agency. https://montsame.mn/en/read/232288 (accessed 30 July 2020).

13 February 2020, Travel ban was imposed from high-risk countries.

Mongolia 12B 12B - Measures affecting business and workplace MNT Mongolian News Agency. https://montsame.mn/en/read/249516 (accessed 14 January 2021); Mongolian News Agency. https://montsame.mn/en/read/250330 (accessed 19 January 2021).

(i) 11 January 2021, 18 categories of businesses (mostly in the tourism, entertainment, and leisure sectors) remain closed for an indefinite period of time; (ii) 18 January 2021, Resumption of operations of electronics and furniture stores, mobile phone trade and repair centers, street booths and ski resorts effective 18 January 2021, adhering to infection protection regimes and requirements.

Mongolia 12C 12C - Others MNT IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accesed 24 July 2020); Mongolian News Agency. https://montsame.mn/en/read/232288 (accessed 30 July 2020); Mongolian News Agency. https://montsame.mn/en/read/248781 (accessed 8 January 2021); Mongolian News Agency. https://montsame.mn/en/read/249516 (accessed 14 January 2021).

(i) 13 February 2020, The authorities declared the state of high alert and quickly implemented a broad range of measures including social distancing, public events cancellations, and school and university closures; (ii) 29 July 2020, The government discussed and approved terms and arrangement for the re-opening of all levels of educational institutions, i.e., classes will be given in a combination of a physical classroom learning and online lessons and online classes of all levels of educational institutions will begin from September 1; (iii) 21 December 2020, The government announced a strict-lockdown regime from 23 December 2020 until 6 January 2021. 4 January 2021, The government extended the lockdown until 11 January 2021; (iv) 11 January 2021, The public emergency readiness or strict lockdown in Ulaanbaatar city has been lifted to transition back into the heightened state of readiness.

People's Republic of China 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures CNY
People's Republic of China 12A 12A - Measures affecting travel and transport (local and international) CNY IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 20 May 2020); IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#C (accessed 13 August 2020).

In January 2020, the government imposed strict containment measures, including the extension of the national Lunar New Year holiday (ending on Feb 2 extended from Jan 30), the lockdown of Hubei province, large-scale mobility restrictions at the national level, social distancing, and a 14-day quarantine period for returning migrant workers. Starting in mid-February, the government has gradually removed mobility restrictions, prioritizing regions and and population groups based on ongoing risk assessments. Localized movement restrictions were re-imposed in new hotspots, including in the northeastern Jilin and Heilongjiang province, and more recently in Beijing, Xinjiang, and Dalian. As of August 27, all these regions (except certain areas in Xinjiang) have lowered their emergency response level to Level III (low risk).

People's Republic of China 12B 12B - Measures affecting business and workplace CNY IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 20 May 2020); IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#C (accessed 13 August 2020).

In January 2020, the government imposed strict containment measures including the lockdown of Hubei province and large scale mobility restrictions at the national level. Starting in mid-February, the government has gradually removed mobility and activity restrictions, prioritizing essential sectors, specific industries, regions, and population groups based on ongoing risk assessments. Most businesses and schools have reopened nationwide, but social distancing rules remain in place at the micro level and foreign entry remains restricted to contain imported cases. As of August 27, 2020, all these regions (except certain areas in Xinjiang) have lowered their emergency response level to Level III (low risk). Testing and individualized health QR codes are used to gauge the path of the virus and contain outbreaks. With normalizing economic activity, real GDP growth rebounded by 3.2 percent (yoy) in Q2.

People's Republic of China 12C 12C - Others CNY
Republic of Korea 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures KRW
Republic of Korea 12A 12A - Measures affecting travel and transport (local and international) KRW
Republic of Korea 12B 12B - Measures affecting business and workplace KRW
Republic of Korea 12C 12C - Others KRW IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accesed 8 May 2020). Reuters. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea-qr-code/south-korea-mandates-qr-codes-to-log-customers-after-nightclub-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN23907E?il=0 (accessed 2 June 2020). Reuters. https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-korea-orders-schools-to-shut-as-covid-19-cases-spike-idUSKBN28O09O?il=0 (accessed 14 December 2020).

(i) The authorities have implemented comprehensive testing and tracking, which has enabled early isolation and treatment while minimizing widespread mobility restrictions; (ii) 22 April 2020, The government unveiled a set of guidelines that communities and individuals to balance their daily lives and quarantine activities; (iii) 6 May 2020, The government ended the 2-month social distancing campaign and shifted to the so-called everyday life quarantine scheme; (iv) 2 June 2020, Authorities started testing a new quick response (QR) code system to log visitors at high-risk entertainment facilities, restaurants and churches in a bid to track coronavirus cases and prevent further spread of the disease. (v) On 14 December 2020, Schools were ordered closed and shift to online learning in Seoul and surrounding areas following escalating cases.

Taipei,China 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures TWD
Taipei,China 12A 12A - Measures affecting travel and transport (local and international) TWD Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). https://www.mofa.gov.tw/en/News_Content.aspx?n=539A9A50A5F8AF9E&sms=37B41539382B84BA&s=B15583048219C198; Centers for Disease Control (CDC). https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/Detail/0x7IF-aHoVomtwYQ4wY8VA?typeid=158; CDC. https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/Detail/a9zCFAfhICztjWXp83fQFg?typeid=158; CDC. https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/Detail/TKfwilf9pWlMEbZC3b93xg?typeid=158 (all accessed 19 June 2020); Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA), MOFA. https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-220-5691-aa1c3-2.html; CDC. https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/Detail/gyyHQjWwDqMZ8lzkkZBi2A?typeid=158 (both accessed 7 August 2020); Ministry of Education. https://english.moe.gov.tw/cp-117-24173-6539f-1.html (accessed 21 August 2020); OCAC. https://www.ocac.gov.tw/OCAC/Eng/Pages/Detail.aspx?nodeid=329&pid=18695997 (accessed 21 August 2020); Executive Yuan. https://english.ey.gov.tw/Page/61BF20C3E89B856/a62205c2-034b-4f12-aac4-814fac5b5fc5 (accessed 27 November 2020); CDC. https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/Detail/T0kixAYVcRWUdJ8vi5Nabg?typeid=158 (accessed 27 November 2020); MOFA. https://bit.ly/3aZ0geT (accessed 2 January 2020). Taiwan CDC. https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/Detail/jaabKFtUUyKI13RPcq3Yow?typeid=158 (accessed 15 January 2021)

(i) 7 February 2020, the authorities implemented entry restrictions and visa control measures; (ii) 15 February 2020, Travelers were required to undergo home quarantine; (iii) 22 June 2020, short-term business travelers are allowed entry and can apply for shortened home quarantine period; (iv) 24 June 2020, CECC announced that entry measures for foreign nationals and Hong Kong, China and Macau, China residents will be relaxed starting 29 June 2020 to meet commercial and trade demand and humanitarian needs; (v) 23 July 2020, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs adjusts entry regulations for foreign nationals requiring them to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 working days of boarding the flight and undergo a 14-day home quarantine period; (vi) 26 July 2020, Travelers from the Philippines must undergo COVID-19 testing at airports and observe quarantive measures; (vii) 3 August 2020, The Ministry of Education allows the return of graduating students from outside 19 countries/regions to study in Taipei,China from 22 July 2020; (viii) 19 August 2020, New and current international students enrolled in elementary and secondary schools allowed to enter, as Taipei,China further eased its border restrictions; (ix) 19 November 2020, CECC anounced tougher prevention measures, including a negative COVID-test within 3 days of boarding the flight, which will take effect on 1 December 1 to 28 February 2020; 25 November 2020, Three cases exempted from the testing were announced; (x) 30 December 2020, The CECC announced that beginning 01 January 2021, entry restrictions and quarantine regulations for foreign nationals will be tightened. In addition, beginning 15 January 2021, apart from the original requirement of providing a COVID-19 RT-PCR test report issued within three days of boarding, arriving travelers must also provide proof of the location of their intended quarantine. The CECC will further adjust entry restrictions and quarantine regulations; (xi) 13 January 2021, Travelers with travel history from South Africa or Eswatini in the past 14 days will be required to undergo quarantine at group quarantine facilities after arrival in Taiwan starting 14 January 2021.

Taipei,China 12B 12B - Measures affecting business and workplace TWD
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(i) March 5, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) issues guidelines for large-scale public gatherings to prevent widespread community transmissions; (ii) April 1, CECC announced social distancing measures to reduce the risk of transmission; (iii) April 10, Crowd control was imposed at tourist hotspots, night markets, and temples; (iv) May 6, CECC lifts certain epidemic prevention measures as the COVID numbers stabilize; (v) July 8, CECC further relaxes restrictions concerning attending funerals and visiting relatives for people in home isolation or quarantine; (vi) August 26, CECC reminded the public that mask-wearing is mandatory in eight venues which include healthcare facilities, public transportation, markets, learning spaces, sports and exhibition venues, religious places, entertainment venues, and large-scale events. The local government may impose penalties, if necessary. On November 18, CECC announced that noncompliance of the mandatory wearing of masks will be fined at TWD3,000-TWD15,000 from December 1; (vii) 9 December 2020, CECC announced that migrant workers should continue to observe a 7-day self-health management after they complete a 14-day period of group quarantine/home quarantine. The CECC also announced adjustments to the name-based mask distribution system starting 31 December 2020, including (a) quota of 10 masks per person every two weeks at a price of NTD40 and (b) change to name-based mask distribution system.