The ban aims to ensure an adequate domestic supply of thermometers for combating the COVID-19 outbreak, it said. Travelers do not need to apply with the authorities to carry two thermometers through customs, it added. Customs officers have been instructed to check packages for thermometers during the ban, Customs Administration Deputy Director-General Peng Ying-wei (彭英偉) said. The ban applies to infrared thermometers, forehead contact thermometers, ear thermometers, digital thermometers and thermal imaging cameras, but not to mercury thermometers. The government previously implemented a ban on the export of masks, which on Feb. 13 was extended until the end of next month.
Source: Taipei Times March 04, 2020 15:56 UTC