Taiwan (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 05 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Required to present negative PCR results, no older than 3 days, or be tested at the airport upon arrival.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Self-quarantine for 14 days required for some countries

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 04.05.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with a Chinese Taipei travel document;
– passengers with an Alien Resident Certificate;
– passengers with a diplomatic or an official passport traveling on duty;
– passengers traveling on business. They must be able to prove their business travel purpose;
– passengers with a “SPECIAL ENTRY PERMIT FOR COVID-19 OUTBREAK” visa.
2. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in or transited through India are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with a Chinese Taipei travel document;
– passengers with an Alien Resident Certificate.
3. Passengers are not allowed to transit.
– This does not apply to passengers transiting through Taoyuan (TPE) with a confirmed onward ticket for a connecting flight within 8 hours.
4. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
5. Passengers entering or transiting through Chinese Taipei must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 3 working days before departure from the first embarkation point. Details can be found at https://www.cdc.gov.tw/Category/MPage/XQ9r73gXAgEfJZV9zm6gaA .
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport;
– passengers with an Alien Resident Certificate.
6. Passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 3 working days before departure from the first embarkation point:
– must complete an “Entry Quarantine Affidavit” before departure available at https://www.cdc.gov.tw/File/Get/bkwclrVuZY_x9P5kYTRVmA ;
– are subject to an RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. Details can be found at https://www.cdc.gov.tw/Category/MPage/XQ9r73gXAgEfJZV9zm6gaA .
7. Passengers with an Alien Resident Certificate without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 3 working days before departure from the first embarkation point:
– must complete an “Entry Quarantine Affidavit” before departure available at https://www.cdc.gov.tw/File/Get/bkwclrVuZY_x9P5kYTRVmA ;
– are subject to an RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense. Details can be found at https://www.cdc.gov.tw/Category/MPage/XQ9r73gXAgEfJZV9zm6gaA .
8. A completed “Quarantine System for Entry Form” must be submitted before departure at https://hdhq.mohw.gov.tw/
9. Passengers must:
– have a confirmed booking of quarantine facility or hotel; or
– present a completed affidavit obtained before departure at https://hdhq.mohw.gov.tw/ or upon arrival, if they quarantine at home.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

The following passengers are permitted to enter Taiwan:

-Overseas students returning from Hong Kong and Macau;
-Foreign nationals (for reasons other than tourism)
-Hong Kong and Macao residents may apply to enter Taiwan under the following conditions:
*Special humanitarian reasons or emergency situations;
*To fulfil contractual obligations;
*As part of internal transfers within multinational enterprises;
*For commercial and trade exchanges;
*The spouse or child of a Taiwan national / holder of a Taiwan Resident Certificate;
*Holding a Taiwan Resident Certificate related to employment, investment, or entrepreneurship

Entry restriction exemptions

-Residents of Taiwan
-Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) holders
-Diplomatic passport holders or on official business fulfilling commercial and contractual obligations
-Overseas students holding an Overseas Student Entry Permit Certificate
-Foreign nationals with special permission to enter
-Children aged 6 or younger from the Chinese mainland who possess an R.O.C Resident -Certificate may apply for entering Taiwan. Children must travel with parent(s) (the parent must possess a ROC Resident card along with a reunion entry permit)
-Foreign nationals (for reasons other than tourism and regular social visits) may apply for a visa
-Hong Kong and Macao residents may apply to enter Taiwan if they are entering for special humanitarian reasons or emergency situations; contractual obligations; as part of internal transfers within multinational enterprises; for commercial and trade exchanges; the spouse or child of a Taiwan national / holder of a Taiwan Resident Certificate; holding a Taiwan Resident Certificate related to employment, investment, or entrepreneurship.
-Chinese mainland spouse of Taiwan passport holder or Taiwan Resident Certificate holder, alongside a valid entry permit

Quarantine measures:

-All eligible passengers entering Taiwan must undergo 14 days of home quarantine
-Passengers (including seamen) travelling from the Philippines to Taiwan, must undergo a 14-day quarantine at a group quarantine facility after entering Taiwan
-Passengers arriving from the UK or have visited the UK in the past 14 days, will be required to quarantine at a government-designated facility for a period of 14 days and home quarantine for an additional 7 days thereafter

Effective from 1 December 2020 to 28 February 2021 (local time at the place of departure), 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

 

Lockdown Details

It is required to wear a face mask in on public transportation and in enclosed public places where social distancing can’t be maintained. Recommends people to keep a distance from others of at least 1.5 meters in indoor environments and 1 meter in outdoor ones.

Restaurants in Taiwan are open under social distancing restrictions.
Non-essential businesses and attractions in Taiwan are all open, under social distancing requirements.

 

Sources

https://www.ait.org.tw/covid-19-information/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co