Covid-19 Updates

last updated 22 Dec 2020

Taiwan Covid-19 Regulations

  1. Entry Restrictions

International travel to Taiwan is currently prohibited, except for the following travelers:

  • Travelers holding a Chinese Taipei travel document;
  • Travelers holding Alien Resident Certificates;
  • Passengers traveling to Taiwan on business, provided they have documentation proving the purpose of their travel;
  • Travelers holding visas with the remark “Special Entry Permit for COVID-19 Outbreak”;
  • Passengers in transit, provided they are transiting through Taoyuan (TPE) airport and their connecting flight leaves within 8 hours after arrival operated by the same carrier group and the origin/destination country cannot be Mainland China.

All international travelers seeking to enter Taiwan must complete the Quarantine System for Entry Form prior to their departure to Taiwan.

COVID-19 Testing Requirements

All travelers must have a medical certificate in English showing a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 3 working days before the departure to Taiwan, except for the following passenger groups who can sign an Entry quarantine affidavit for a traveler who is unable to present a COVID-19 RT-PCR test report prior to boarding and undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival in Taiwan:

  • Passengers with Chinese Taipei travel documents;
  • Passengers holding Alien Resident Certificates;
  • Travelers coming to Taiwan from a country/region of which has been announced by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) as a country/region where COVID-19 RT-PCR test reports cannot be obtained;
  • Travelers who have departed Taiwan and returned to Taiwan within 3 days;
  • Children below the age of 7.

2. Quarantine/Self-Isolation Requirements

All international travelers arriving in Taiwan are required to undergo a 14-day home quarantine and they must complete the electronic Immigration and Quarantine Declaration 48 hours prior to their departure to Taiwan. Passengers must complete the home quarantine at one of the authorized Epidemic Prevention Quarantine Hotels in Taiwan.  Individuals in-home quarantine are not allowed to leave their place of residence for two weeks, and they will receive daily health checks from local medical authorities twice per day.

Effective 23 December 2020, travelers arriving from the United Kingdom and those who have traveled to the United Kingdom in the past 14 days are required to proceed to group quarantine facilities to undergo quarantine for 14 days after entry. Before they complete the quarantine period, they will be tested for COVID-19.

Please note that short-term business travelers intending to stay in Taiwan for less than 90 days (e.g. attending meetings, inspecting goods, technical assistance and training, signing contracts, etc.), who come to Taiwan from low- and medium-risk countries and who have not traveled to other countries in the 14 days prior to their departure to Taiwan, may have the option to shorten their quarantine period.

Business travelers from low-risk countries may request – at their own expense and from the local health authority – a COVID-19 RT-PCR test on the fifth day of their quarantine. If the test result is negative, they may apply to the local health authority to end their to end their home quarantine period and observe

self-health management until the 21st day after entry.

Business travelers from medium-risk countries may request – at their own expense and from the local health authority – a COVID-19 RT-PCR test on the seventh day of their quarantine. If the test result is negative, they may apply to the local health authority to end their to end their home quarantine period and observe self-health management until the 21st day after entry.

The following countries are currently designated as low-risk countries: New Zealand, Macao, Palau, Fiji, Brunei, Thailand, Bhutan, Laos, Nauru, East Timor, Mauritius, Vietnam, the Marshall Islands, Singapore, Cambodia, Australia.

No countries are currently designated as medium-risk countries.

Please note that this page is updated on an ongoing basis, but COVID-19 related restrictions and policies are subject to frequent and sudden change, often with little to no advance notice to the public. Therefore, to ensure that you have the latest updates, we recommend that you reach out to T&S at apac@tandslaw.com for additional information.

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