Taiwan is allowing international travellers to transit through Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei, as it starts to ease coronavirus restrictions.

In March, transit passengers were barred from transiting through Taiwan due to a measure aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

Passengers can now transit through Taoyuan International Airport, but there are restrictions in place.

Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC) said flights from or to China will not be allowed to transit through the airport.

Passengers are required to fly with the same airline throughout their transit journey. They can only fly with China Airlines, Eva Air and Cathay Pacific, according to CECC.

Travellers will have to leave Taiwan within eight hours.

CECC says “meal arrangements and shopping activity of transit passengers will be monitored” by airport personnel.

Earlier this month, Taiwan said it will begin allowing in business travellers from countries it has determined are low or medium risk, but travellers will have to be tested for Covid-19 and can apply for a shortened quarantine period.