【看CP學英文】週日，一名在臺外國人於臉書粉絲團（Taiwan Foreigner Legal Alliance) 刊登台北市信義區某間夜店門外告示牌照片，她在PO文中寫道，她和朋友因為沒有攜帶護照在夜店外被攔住，禁止入場。
The picture of a night club’s notice posted to Facebook‘s page “Taiwan Foreigner Legal Alliance” saying that non-Taiwanese are barred from entry without showing their passports has sparked heated discussions online.
The foreigner who posted the picture said that she and her friends were not allowed to enter the night club in Taipei Xinyi District because they didn’t bring their passports.
Amid the outbreak, the night club has required to check the temperature of revelers, who need to fill out a health declaration card and present their national identification card before entering. However, it reportedly asked foreign nationals to show their passports with the most recent entry stamp.
In her post, the foreigner explained how she presented her alien resident certificate (ARC) but the doorman still refused to let her in. She argued that the club’s policy is unfair because it only applies to foreigners and not Taiwanese who are allowed to enter by only showing their ID cards.
“Isn’t it discrimination towards foreigners holding an ARC or APRC?” she asked.
In response to her post, a netizen said: “Because they ask foreigners to show passports but Taiwanese do not need, it is RACISM,” adding, “that is very simple. Making a difference of treatment because of the color of skin or country of origin is RACISM.”
Another said, “Disappointing after hearing so many good things about Taiwanese people see they doing this like fools because they know everybody needs to stay in quarantine after arriving there.”
On the other side, one commented, “their land their law, nothing wrong with it and the bar is privately owned… no need for racism argument.”
The last time Taiwan reported a foreign national infection with COVID-19 was an American in his 30s and his disease was confirmed on March 25 upon his return from the U.S. Since then, Taiwan has reported no new cases of a foreign national infection.