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Covid-19 Travel Restrictions in Taiwan

3 months

Taiwan has started reopening its borders to foreign nationals-before traveling; they must apply for a special entry permit.

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Taiwan has started reopening its borders to foreign citizens if they are traveling or visiting friends for purposes other than tourism. All visa exemptions have been revoked, so travelers must apply to the Taiwan Representative Office overseas for a special entry permit before flying. To enter Taiwan, travelers who already possess a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) do not need a visa. Foreign nationals will need to apply a completed “Quarantine Framework for Entry Form” to https:/ until departure. Taiwan requires all foreign citizens to complete a health declaration upon entry, to submit an English-language COVID-19 negative test certificate taken to Taiwan within three working days of boarding the flight, and to undergo a 14-day home quarantine period. Travelers coming from the Philippines on arrival are subject to medical screening. The person must stay home (or at the designated place) during the quarantine period and may not use public transport or leave Taiwan. If they do not have one already, travelers may be asked to install a local SIM card. As part of the quarantine management process, cell phone location monitoring may be used by local authorities. For a shortened duration of home quarantine, short-term business travelers can apply. The following visitors may be exempted from the COVID-19 negative test: diplomatic or official business employees, migrant workers, students, emergency visitors to Taiwan, and crew members on vessels arriving in Taiwan.

Foreign passengers are now permitted to transit via Taoyuan International Airport, including people from Hong Kong and Macau. Holders of passport from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) will not be able to travel via Taiwan. Many commuting would need to board the same airline company’s connecting flights on which they fly. Transits must be less than eight hours in total. Transit passengers who must wait longer than one hour can remain separate and stay in a separate area from other passengers.

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