老外看台灣/北市夜店禁止未持護照外國人進入 引發歧視爭議|Taipei night club requires foreigners to show passport

A screenshot taken from the Facebook page.

【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.

夜店貼出告示牌,除了要求民眾入場必須檢測量體溫、線上填寫健康聲明書、出示身分證件外,更特別要求非台灣籍民眾須出示護照、及出入境戳章或出入境證明書才可入場。

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.

文內寫道,當時向門衛出示外僑居留證依舊無法進入,這項政策僅針對外國人,而台灣人只需出示身分證即可進入,相當不公平。

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.

她氣憤表示,這對於持有外僑居留證或永久居留證的人難道不算是歧視嗎?

“Isn’t it discrimination towards foreigners holding an ARC or APRC?” she asked.

對此,許多網友紛紛留言表示,「他們要求外國人需出示護照,但台灣人不需要出示,這是『歧視』。原因非常簡單,依據膚色、國家不同而有差別待遇,就是歧視。」

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.”

另一名網友表示,這陣子聽了那麼多關於台灣的正面新聞,聽到這件事相當令人失望,明明知道每個人回到台灣都必須接受居家隔離,期滿後才出來。要求外籍人士出示護照分明就是歧視,沒想到台灣人會做這種傻事。

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.”

另一方面也有網友為這間夜店發聲表示,「國家有自己的法律規範,這沒有什麼問題,而且酒吧是私營的…沒必要挑起歧視紛爭。」

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.”

上一次在臺外籍人士確診新冠肺炎案例為一名30多歲美國人,自美國返國後於3月25日確診,自那天起,台灣並未有外籍人士確診案例。

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.