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Taiwan

Present Situation


Total cases: 16 168

Active cases: 156

Recovered: 15 171

Deaths: 841

Vaccination count: 11.8 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-09-24

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Required to present negative PCR results, no older than 3 days, or be tested at the airport upon arrival.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Oui
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
 • Masks are required in public transport
 • Masks are required in enclosed public places

Provisions for travellers


Entry to the territory: Partially Allowed
Entry restrictions

-Foreign nationals who have been to or have transited through India in the past 14 days, are not allowed to enter Taiwan

-With effect from 19 May 2021 until further notice, all foreign nationals are temporarily suspended from entering Taiwan, except for the holders of Taiwan passport, Taiwan Alien Resident Card or with special approval from the CECC under exceptional cases for emergency situations as well as humanitarian issues. More details, can be found in Taiwan Centers For Disease Control websiteOpen a new window

Visa restrictions

-Visa on arrival services and online applications have been suspended for Hong Kong SAR passport holders and Macao SAR passport holders

Pre-departure requirements

COVID-19 test

Effective from 1 December 2020 until further notice, all passengers are required to present an English language health certificate, issued within 3 working days prior to departure, verifying that they are free of COVID-19. Please note the following certificate requirements:

-Passenger name (identical to passport name)
-Date of birth (or passport number)
-Date of the specimen was taken for test
-Test methods: PCR, real-time PCR, RT-PCR, RT-qPCR(Quantitative Reverse Transcription PCR), NAA (nucleic acid amplification), NAAT (nucleic acid amplification test), NAT (nucleic acid test), LAMP(Loop/Mediated isothermal Amplification)COVID-19 RNA test, SARS-CoV-2 RNA or molecular diagnostics indicating a negative or undetectable test result.
-Date of test report issued
-In English or Chinese or other local languages (if it can be verified by local airport team at point of check-in)
-Electronic or physical copy are acceptable

Please refer to Taiwan Centers for Disease Control Bureau websiteOpen a new window for the latest updates.

Health declaration

All passengers are required to complete a health declaration formOpen a new window and Taiwan Quarantine System for EntryOpen a new window prior to their arrival.
Quarantine

-Taiwan residents and foreign nationals with an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) who have visited Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Israel, Myanmar, Peru and the United Kingdom) in the past 14 days, are required to:

*Undergo a 14-day quarantine at a group quarantine facility
*Undergo COVID-19 testing upon arrival and before completing the quarantine period
*Complete a subsequent 7-day self-health management programme

-All passengers must submit where their place of stay will be during the 14-day quarantine through either the online e-form – Taiwan Quarantine System for EntryOpen a new window or fill in the paper form of the “Quarantine Residence AffidavitOpen a new window” at the time of check-in

-Passengers who wish to make short visits for business purposes, can apply for shortened quarantine periods in Taiwan, for more details, can be found in Taiwan CDC website.Open a new window
Post arrival COVID-19 test

All arriving passengers are required to conduct the test for COVID-19 upon arrival, for more details, can be found in Taiwan CDC websiteOpen a new window

Additional entry requirements

-Emergency situations

*Returning home for the funeral of a relative within the second degree of kinship
*Visiting a relative within the second degree of kinship who is gravely ill
*Special emergency medical care programme approved by the competent authority
*The travel companion will also be allowed to travel, provided they have a valid reason to travel together

Documents required

-Document verifying the death of a relative within the second degree of kinship, or
-Notice of critical illness, or
-Certificate of diagnosis

Announced by the CECC where COVID-19 RT PCR test reports cannot be obtained

-Passengers travelling from a country which has been announced by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), where COVID-19 RT PCR test reports cannot be obtained
-Please visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease ControlOpen a new window website for a list of countries

Agency programme approved by the CECC

-Passengers under an agency programme approved by the CECC for necessary and short-term official business or business affairs
-Document required: Approval letter issued by the CECC

Passengers returning within three days

-Passengers departing Taiwan and returning within three days

An infant or child aged 6 years or below

-Document required: passport, or other travel document

An expired COVID-19 test report due to a cancelled or delayed flight

-Documents required: the original test report and flight booking information

Tests: Required to present negative PCR results, no older than 3 days, or be tested at the airport upon arrival.

Quarantine: Yes
Self-quarantine for 14 days required for some countries

Information updated on 2021-09-20.

Action taken in the country


Lockdown: No
Taiwan is currently in a Level 3 state of emergency after community transmission has been detected. This level of alerts may be adjusted at the discretion of the CECC.

Event bans
Small gatherings and events are currently cancelled. In general, any events have to be risked assessed before they happen. Openings are dependant on the CECC's level of emergency.

Commercial closures

Businesses have reopened with restrictions in place.

Schools in Taiwan are still open but containment methods have been put in place.

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that it has eased restrictions on visiting long-term care facilities, allowing people to visit elderly residents in the facilities after visitors schedule their visits with the facilities and provide their name and other personal information. Appropriate changes to related rules will be made depending on the development of the epidemic situation.

All openings and closures are dependant on the CECC's level of emergency.

Starting from 1st December 2020, face masks must be worn in the following types of public venues: healthcare facilities, public transportation, places of consumption, learning facilities, sports and exhibition venues, entertainment venues, religious and places of worship, offices and business venues. Members of the public who do not wear a face mask as required and refuse to wear a mask after being advised to do so will be fined up to NT$15,000.

Mask use
Masks are required in public transport
Masks are required in enclosed public places

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Suspend indoor events that are attended by more than 100 people and outdoor gatherings that are attended by more than 500 people

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open









     

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