Taiwan bars visitors from SARS hot spots
By James Peng and Russell Blinch
TAIPEI/TORONTO, April 27 (Reuters) - Taiwan said on Sunday it would bar visitors from SARS hot spots China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada as the island reported its first known SARS death and alarm about the virus spread around the world.
This would spell very very very bad news for airlines, especially Cathay which has many flights a day from Hong Kong to Taipei/Kaohsiung.
SQ would also probably have to discontinue SIN-TPE-LAX since even if all they ferry are non Singaporean passengers to TPE and LAX and vv, their crew will not be able to spend the night in TPE.
I sincerely hope that the rest of the world will not follow suit and stigmatise citizens of SARS-affected countries. After all, Taiwan is one itself! Would they want other countries doing the same to them?