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Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: yes with restriction Quarantine: yes
Airlines Updates
Published on 04.05.2022, :

Latest News: Authorities will cut COVID-19 quarantine to seven days for all arrivals from 9 May; PCR test requirement remains in place for arrivals (Reuters, 03.05.2022).

Published on 21.02.2022, StarLux Airlines:

Taiwan's Starlux Airlines adds first widebody, an A330-900.

Published on 18.02.2022, StarLux Airlines:

StarLux Airlines receives first A330neo.

Published on 27.01.2022, China Airlines:

Exports booming, Taiwan's China Airlines orders 4 more Boeing freighters.

Published on 25.12.2021, EVA Airways:

EVA Airways, Uni Airways cancel some flights from Kaohsiung, Taipei to Shanghai from 26 December to 3 February because of new COVID-19 regulations at Pudong Airport

Published on 16.07.2021
Taiwan’s EVA Air reports improving business on North America routes
Source: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4249992
Published on 29.06.2021
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Published on 16.07.2021
Taiwan’s EVA Air reports improving business on North America routes
Source: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4249992
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026
Published on 08.06.2021
Taiwanese international airline resumes daily service to Los Angeles due to Taiwan Covid-19 scare
Source: https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/06/07/eva-air-increases-service-to-los-angeles-due-to-covid-19-scare-in-taiwan/?__cf_chl_captcha_tk__=699392d9f0bdff3e295ba79bea3eeb47aaa6a307-1623170887-0-AWZQo9tAFQCnltBYkpzuC22gofCxGcZZf3sGaJPJgIjPccH0pbK9tz2Cv8_cAdqZDlE_slP8Rp7Np54RGGhY7Ggy6MZ6UZdhiM4Q3wdKbWAiocJrtAEgOIdfztAKs12kD5AIrJ0aSBpLdPqfveGamWVz1plcg4pfhbdplZ_z6Ouvp39w8Lur5IlSz77TKTLaq_B8erfZS13I5bH361XlvwMxUoAfb-yKClI-7OUhmofMjI-47gLSGcLC__3g8L7DAywXUkLD03U7pciiuP0uf8JdlrhsPfms1aVFzGifoAIn8eBTspfdvcE_51Es3mJc9O4pFaIfBKsYQxFQXoRT8jhN1uskZrCiVeTl3lecnenbdpjO-5sss4Ijke-0ZOPYgl6utwzr1yTJK9RRVn6f7UlMy03fXCN4tCM3T_IizN5BQZbJy24JppCRB1E0D0hDSe-xqqu8R-siYjx3kyYB6uebIteVxtBU3IAUqEofhlCPIzoxdnVVpzAaYaTpxaumcwRMQu6tKo06A5qa_vXTyjTpbFDfi-vJ2JtRxnOZ9bVAXLcqzMmfZDuXaBME4FQLgpqZ1mqnhHhlQ2DxpzZU615t0yftQRgSOlTQPRdukBBUN7V1LCvaCDAIdU_VRAgX72XIHudziXV3Xt2UaYa9HDn2CUaav_YuK5haIDmufE45NAUOTVhChFP-H7Kt6ARfCFvgrngOLujZw5siL4E0jbbwmcgkq9bTLqgjntw9DM-y
Published on 17.05.2021
China Airlines cancels all direct flights from Taiwan to Palau until 08JUN21 because of COVID-19.
Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202105140026

Published on 26.10.2020
UNI Air schedules Kinmen – Hualien charters in late-Oct 2020

26.10.2020 Starlux Airlines on Sunday (25OCT20) announced network expansion, as the airline plans service to Thailand and Japan. The airline plans to open reservation for flights to Bangkok and Osaka from 02NOV20, followed by Tokyo by mid-November. Planned operational schedule, subject to Government Approval, as follows.

Taipei Taoyuan – Bangkok eff 01DEC20 2 weekly A321neo
JX741 TPE1400 – 1700BKK 32Q 25
JX742 BKK1805 – 2240TPE 32Q 25

Taipei Taoyuan – Osaka Kansai eff 15DEC20 2 weekly A321neo
JX820 TPE0830 – 1150KIX 32Q 25
JX821 KIX1250 – 1500TPE 32Q 25

Taipei Taoyuan – Tokyo Narita eff 16DEC20 2 weekly A321neo
JX800 TPE0825 – 1230NRT 32Q 36
JX801 NRT1400 – 1705TPE 32Q 36

Published on 25.10.2020
EVA Air resumes flights between Taipei and Bangkok; China Airlines plans resumption in November

Published on 12.10.2020
EVA Air resumes two-way Taipei – Bangkok pax flights from late-Oct 2020

Published on 01.10.2020
China Airlines resumes Kaohsiung / Taichung – Hong Kong service in 4Q20

17.09.2020 EVA Air this week filed changes for service to the US West Coast in the 4th quarter of 2020. From 25OCT20 to December, the airline schedules following flights for Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Taipei Taoyuan – Los Angeles 25OCT20 – 31DEC20 Reduce from 21 to 4 weekly (Previously only 7 weekly open for reservation until 30NOV20)
BR012 TPE1920 – 1450LAX 77W x357
BR011 LAX2305 – 0540+2TPE 77W x246

Taipei Taoyuan – San Francisco 25OCT20 – 14DEC20 Reduce from 21 to 3 weekly
BR018 TPE1950 – 1450SFO 77W 357
BR017 SFO0005 – 0555+1TPE 77W 146

04.09.2020 China Airlines Group in the last few days filed planned operation for the month of October 2020, from 01OCT20 to 31OCT20. Planned operation as of 03SEP20 as follows.

Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s operation, including passenger traffic rights on certain direction. Additional changes remain possible.

Kaohsiung – Shanghai Pu Dong 1 weekly
Kaohsiung – Xiamen 1 weekly (Mandarin Airlines service)
Taipei Song Shan – Shanghai Pu Dong 4 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Amsterdam 1 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Auckland TPE departs on 27OCT20
Taipei Taoyuan – Bangkok 5 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Beijing Capital 1 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Brisbane Service operates every 14 days
Taipei Taoyuan – Chengdu 1 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Frankfurt 1 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Fukuoka 1 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Hanoi 5 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Ho Chi Minh City 5 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Hong Kong 4 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Jakarta 1 daily
Taipei Taoyuan – Kuala Lumpur 2 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – London Heathrow 1 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Los Angeles 3 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Manila 5 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Melbourne Service operates every 14 days
Taipei Taoyuan – Nagoya 1 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – New York JFK Service operates every 14 days
Taipei Taoyuan – Osaka Kansai 1 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Penang 2 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Phnom Penh 3 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – San Francisco 2 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Seoul Incheon 2 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Shanghai Pu Dong 2 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Singapore 2 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Sydney TPE departs on 02OCT20, 14OCT20, 28OCT20
Taipei Taoyuan – Tokyo Narita 2 weekly (3 weekly from 13OCT20)
Taipei Taoyuan – Vancouver 2 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Xiamen 2 weekly (Mandarin Airlines service)
Taipei Taoyuan – Yangon 2 weekly

Published on 03.09.2020
EVA Air Sep/Oct 2020 Taipei – London operations as of 02SEP20

01.09.2020 China Airlines in last week’s schedule update updated initial changes for Northern winter 2020/21 season. Between 25OCT20 and 31DEC20, the Skyteam member will continue to cancel nearly 50 routes. The airline also scheduled additional adjustments on selected regional routes in winter season.

China Airlines service cancelled until 31DEC20 (Including reservation closure):
Kaohsiung – Hong Kong
Kaohsiung – Kumamoto
Kaohsiung – Osaka Kansai
Kaohsiung – Sapporo New Chitose
Kaohsiung – Seoul Incheon
Kaohsiung – Tokyo Narita
Taichung – Hong Kong
Taichung – Okinawa
Taichung – Tokyo Narita
Tainan – Hong Kong
Tainan – Osaka Kansai
Taipei Song Shan – Seoul Gimpo
Taipei Taoyuan – Busan
Taipei Taoyuan – Changsha
Taipei Taoyuan – Chongqing
Taipei Taoyuan – Delhi
Taipei Taoyuan – Denpasar
Taipei Taoyuan – Haikou
Taipei Taoyuan – Hiroshima
Taipei Taoyuan – Honolulu
Taipei Taoyuan – Kagoshima
Taipei Taoyuan – Miyazaki
Taipei Taoyuan – Nanchang
Taipei Taoyuan – Ontario
Taipei Taoyuan – Qingdao
Taipei Taoyuan – Rome
Taipei Taoyuan – Sanya
Taipei Taoyuan – Shizuoka
Taipei Taoyuan – Takamatsu
Taipei Taoyuan – Toyama
Taipei Taoyuan – Vienna
Taipei Taoyuan – Wuhan
Taipei Taoyuan – Wuxi
Taipei Taoyuan – Xi’An
Taipei Taoyuan – Xuzhou

Mandarin Airlines service cancelled until 31DEC20 (Including reservation closure):
Kaohsiung – Changsha
Kaohsiung – Hangzhou
Kaohsiung – Hong Kong
Taipei Song Shan – Fuzhou
Taipei Song Shan – Wenzhou
Taipei Song Shan – Wuhan
Taipei Taoyuan – Changsha
Taipei Taoyuan – Nanjing
Taipei Taoyuan – Ningbo
Taipei Taoyuan – Shenyang
Taipei Taoyuan – Zhengzhou
Other service adjustment for winter
Kaohsiung – Hong Kong eff 01JAN21 Upon service resumption, Mandarin Airlines service increase from 1 to 2 daily (Overall service increases to 5 daily)
AE981 KHH0830 – 1005HKG E90 D
AE983 KHH1335 – 1510HKG E90 D

AE982 HKG1105 – 1240KHH E90 D
AE984 HKG1610 – 1745KHH E90 D

Kaohsiung – Xiamen 25OCT20 – 31DEC20 1 of 3 weekly open for reservation, Mandarin Airlines service
Taichung – Hong Kong eff 01JAN21 Upon service resumption, Mandarin Airlines service reduces from 4 to 3 daily
Taipei Taoyuan – London Heathrow Previously reported on Airlineroute, CI will continue to operate London Heathrow service until 27MAR21, instead of Gatwick. A350-900XWB operates 4 weekly

Further changes will be filed in the next few weeks.

Published on 29.08.2020
EVA Air moves Milan / Phuket launch to July 2021 as of 28AUG20

28.08.2020 tigerair Taiwan this week filed planned operation for the remainder of 2020, as the airline updates International network between 01OCT20 and 31DEC20. In the 4th quarter, the airline continues to operate following reduced service.

Taipei Taoyuan – Bangkok 1 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Tokyo Narita 1 weekly

Published on 27.08.2020
tigerair Taiwan 4Q20 International operations as of 25AUG20

26.08.2020 Starlux Airlines last week filed planned operation for the month of September 2020, with frequency changes for Macau and Penang. Planned operation as follows.

Taipei Taoyuan – Macau 1 daily (Increase from 5 weekly in August 2020)
JX205 TPE1840 – 2025MFM 32Q D
JX206 MFM2125 – 2315TPE 32Q D

Taipei Taoyuan – Penang 2 weekly (reduce from 3 weekly in August 2020)
JX721 TPE0940 – 1410PEN 32Q 26
JX722 PEN1510 – 2000TPE 32Q 26

Published on 25.08.2020
China Airlines Sep 2020 operations as of 21AUG20
Starlux Airlines Sep 2020 operations as of 21AUG20

Published on 19.08.2020
EVA Air 25OCT20 – 30NOV20 Preliminary inventory adjustment

Published on 14.08.2020
China Airlines Aug/Sep 2020 Taipei – Seoul operations as of 13AUG20

14.08.2020 EVA Air this week filed planned operation for the period of 01SEP20 – 24OCT20. As of 13AUG20, planned operation as follows. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s passenger traffic rights on certain sector/direction.

The following list excludes Cross-strait service to Mainland China.

Taipei Taoyuan – Bangkok 3 weekly 777-300ER
Taipei Taoyuan – Bangkok – Amsterdam 787-10 operates every 2 weeks
Taipei Taoyuan – Bangkok – Vienna 787-10 operates on 18/19SEP20, 16/17OCT20 (from Asia)
Taipei Taoyuan – Cebu eff 18SEP20 1 weekly A330-300
Taipei Taoyuan – Chicago O’Hare 2 weekly 777-300ER
Taipei Taoyuan – Fukuoka 1 weekly A330-300
Taipei Taoyuan – Hanoi 4 weekly 777-300ER
Taipei Taoyuan – Ho Chi Minh City 4 weekly A330-300
Taipei Taoyuan – Hong Kong 4 weekly 787-10
Taipei Taoyuan – Jakarta 2 weekly A330-300
Taipei Taoyuan – Kuala Lumpur 1 weekly 777-300ER
Taipei Taoyuan – London Heathrow 777-300ER operates every 2 weeks
Taipei Taoyuan – Los Angeles 4 weekly 777-300ER
Taipei Taoyuan – Macau 3 weekly A321/330-200
Taipei Taoyuan – Manila 4 weekly 777-300ER
Taipei Taoyuan – New York JFK 3 weekly 777-300ER
Taipei Taoyuan – Osaka Kansai 2 weekly 787-10
Taipei Taoyuan – Paris CDG 1 weekly 787-9 (787-10 operating in October 2020)
Taipei Taoyuan – Phnom Penh 4 weekly A321/330-200
Taipei Taoyuan – San Francisco 3 weekly 777-300ER
Taipei Taoyuan – Seattle 3 weekly 777-300ER
Taipei Taoyuan – Seoul Incheon 2 weekly A330-300
Taipei Taoyuan – Singapore 2 weekly 777-300ER
Taipei Taoyuan – Tokyo Narita 3 weekly 787-9
Taipei Taoyuan – Toronto 2 weekly 777-300ER
Taipei Taoyuan – Vancouver 3 weekly 777-300ER
Taipei Taoyuan – Vienna 787-10 operates on 25-26SEP20, 787-9 operates on 23-24OCT20

Published on 06.08.2020
Starlux Airlines increases Macau flights from mid-August 2020
EVA Air resumes Taipei Taoyuan – Shanghai Pu Dong service from late-August 2020
EVA Air in the last few days filed changes to European network for the remainder of Northern summer 2020 season. From 01SEP20 to 24OCT20, planned operation as of 12AUG20 as follows.

Various travel restrictions remain in effect, impacting the airline’s passenger traffic rights on certain sector and direction. Additional changes to be filed in the next few weeks.

Taipei Taoyuan – Bangkok – Amsterdam 787-10 operates every 2 weeks
Taipei Taoyuan – Bangkok – Vienna 787-10 operates on 18/19SEP20, 16/17OCT20 (from Asia)
Taipei Taoyuan – London Heathrow 777-300ER operates every 2 weeks
Taipei Taoyuan – Paris CDG 1 weekly 787-9 (787-10 operating in October 2020)
Taipei Taoyuan – Vienna 787-10 operates on 25-26SEP20, 787-9 operates on 23-24OCT20

Published on 05.08.2020
China Airlines August 2020 operations as of 03AUG20

31.07.2020 tigerair Taiwan yesterday (30JUL20) announced planned operation for September 2020. Planned operation for the month of August / September 2020 as follows.

Taipei Taoyuan – Bangkok Don Mueang eff 03SEP20 1 weekly (Day 4)
Taipei Taoyuan – Tokyo Narita 1 weekly (Day 4)

The airline starting this week also cancelled Taipei Taoyuan – Osaka Kansai service.

Published on 29.07.2020
EVA Air August 2020 Paris aircraft changes as of 28JUL20
Mandarin Airlines W20 Taichung – Hong Kong operation changes as of 28JUL20

Published on 27.07.2020
EVA Air August 2020 Operations as of 24JUL20

Published on 24.07.2020
China Airlines schedules one-time Kaohsiung – Hong Kong flight in early-August 2020

21.07.2020 Starlux Airlines today (21JUL20) filed service changes for its August 2020 schedule, which sees the airline increases Macau and Penang service, in comparison to July 2020 schedule.

Taipei Taoyuan – Macau 4 weekly (Increase from 3 in July)
JX205 TPE1840 – 2025MFM 32Q x146
JX206 MFM2125 – 2315TPE 32Q x146

Taipei Taoyuan – Penang 3 weekly (Increase from 2 in July)
JX721 TPE0800 – 1230PEN 32Q 246
JX722 PEN1330 – 1815TPE 32Q 246
Published on 17.07.2020
China Airlines delays planned Oct 2020 Cebu / Chiang Mai launch
China Airlines to resume New York service in late-July 2020

Published on 10.07.2020
China Airlines August – October 2020 London Heathrow frequency changes

25.06.2020
Starlux Airline
s on Tuesday (23JUN20) provided new update to its interim schedule for the month of July 2020. Latest adjustment sees schedule reduction for Penang, compared to initial plan released earlier this month.

Taipei Taoyuan – Macau 3 weekly A321neo
JX201 TPE0820 – 1005MFM 32Q 257
JX202 MFM1105 – 1300TPE 32Q 257

Taipei Taoyuan – Penang 2 weekly A321neo (Increase from 1 weekly in June 2020; Previous plan: 1 daily)
JX721 TPE0800 – 1230PEN 32Q 24
JX722 PEN1330 – 1820TPE 32Q 24

Published on 25.06.2020
China Airlines Group July 2020 International operations as of 24JUN20

Published on 10.06.2020
Starlux Airlines July 2020 operations as of 09JUN20

Published on 09.06.2020
China Airlines to resume Taipei – London Heathrow service in July 2020

Published on 03.06.2020
tigerair Taiwan extends interim schedule to late-August 2020

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Taiwan
Crossing Rules

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers with an Alien Resident – Certificate.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling on business. They must be able to prove their business travel purpose.
– This does not apply to passengers with a “SPECIAL ENTRY PERMIT FOR COVID-19 OUTBREAK” visa.

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 .

A completed “Quarantine System for Entry Form” must be submitted before departure at https://hdhq.mohw.gov.tw/ .

Home/self isolation
Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.

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.

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Flight Restrictions

Published on 27.11.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers with an Alien Resident – Certificate.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling on business. They must be able to prove their business travel purpose.
– This does not apply to passengers with a “SPECIAL ENTRY PERMIT FOR COVID-19 OUTBREAK” visa.

Passengers must have a medical certificate in Chinese or English with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 3 working days before departure. The certificate can also be in French or Spanish if the official language of the departing country is French or Spanish.
– This does not apply to passengers with Alien Resident Certificate.
– This does not apply to passengers with a resident visa.
– This does not apply to passengers with a visa with remark “DC”, “FD”, “FO”, “O”, “FL”, “FC”, “FS” or “ER”.
– This does not apply to passengers with a MOFA ID.

A completed “Quarantine System for Entry Form” must be submitted before departure at hdhq.mohw.gov.tw.

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site or own accommodation.
Authorities will cut COVID-19 quarantine to seven days for all arrivals from 9 May.
Starting from 9 May 2022, the mandatory quarantine period for international arrivals in Taiwan will be reduced from 10 to 7 days, followed by a 7 day self-health management period. The quarantine requirements from this date will remain the same as those recorded below, however, you will be required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test on the seventh day of your quarantine.
Passengers will be able to choose whether they wish to complete their mandatory quarantine at their residential property, a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete their mandatory quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements.
Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 test will not be permitted to quarantine at their residential property or proposed quarantine hotel in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into an enhanced centralised quarantine centre or hotel for their mandatory quarantine. Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised..

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Cheap flights
Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.
*Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within two calendar days of boarding their flight to Taiwan. The test will be calculated based on the “specimen collection date” not the test report date. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
• the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
• the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
• specimen collection date and test report date,
• the virus name, testing method and the test result
Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2022-05-19
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 53973940
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 75623
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 226.26
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 3170

*If you’re fully vaccinated: If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Taiwan providing that you have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa.
*If you’re not fully vaccinated: If you’re not fully vaccinated, you will also be able to enter Taiwan providing that you have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa. There are currently no additional quarantine or testing requirements for passengers who are not fully vaccinated.

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Full Restrictions

  • Taiwan Latest News: Authorities will cut COVID-19 quarantine to seven days for all arrivals from 9 May; PCR test requirement remains in place for arrivals (Reuters, 03.05.2022).

    International Restrictions:

    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: Taiwan has in place a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering Taiwan. However there are certain exceptions, as follows.
    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that, from 13 April 2022, foreign relatives of Taiwan citizens and foreign residents in Taiwan, with the exception of migrant workers, are now able to apply for a special entry permit to enter Taiwan. Applicants will be required to complete an online visa application form and to submit the required documentation to the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) for consideration.
    In addition, exceptions apply for the following groups: ARC/APRC/Gold Card holders, business travellers, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, foreign relatives of Taiwan passport holders, international students and foreign professors and researchers.
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information. Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below. All passengers travelling to Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine and testing requirements set out below.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within two calendar days of boarding their flight to Taiwan. The test will be calculated based on the “specimen collection date” not the test report date. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure.
    Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival. Passengers who arrive on a long haul flight will be required to wait for the result of this test at the airport before they are permitted to depart for their quarantine facility. The local authorities will cover the cost of the COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 test will not be permitted to quarantine at their residential property or proposed quarantine hotel in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into an enhanced centralised quarantine centre or hotel for the mandatory 7 day quarantine period (see below). Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges. Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan: Starting from 9 May 2022, the mandatory quarantine period for international arrivals in Taiwan will be reduced from 10 to 7 days, followed by a 7 day self-health management period. The quarantine requirements from this date will remain the same as those recorded below, however, you will be required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test on the seventh day of your quarantine.
    Passengers will be able to choose whether they wish to complete their mandatory quarantine at their residential property, a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required on the last day of your mandatory quarantine. You should submit the result of your rapid COVID-19 test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. The local authorities will cover the costs of the COVID-19 PCR test and the self-administered rapid COVID-19 test.
    Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete their mandatory quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements.
    Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 test will not be permitted to quarantine at their residential property or proposed quarantine hotel in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into an enhanced centralised quarantine centre or hotel for their mandatory quarantine. Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    *Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information for Foreigners in Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 840 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 22 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).

    All applications should be submitted to the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA)
    for consideration. You will then be able to apply for an Alien Resident Card at your local National Immigration Agency (NIA) Service Center
    once your application has been approved. You should contact the Bureau of Consular Affairs
    or National Immigration Agency
    for further information.
    *If you’re fully vaccinated: If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Taiwan providing that you have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: If you’re not fully vaccinated, you will also be able to enter Taiwan providing that you have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa. There are currently no additional quarantine or testing requirements for passengers who are not fully vaccinated.
    *Children and young people: Children under the age of 12 would be subject to the same quarantine requirements as their parents or legal guardians. You can accompany your children if they test positive for COVID-19. Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Diseases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for information on testing facilities. For further information on healthcare in Taiwan.
    *If you’re transiting through Taiwan: Transiting is when you pass through one country or territory on the way to your final destination. Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline.
    *Exemptions: Compassionate reasons. Exemptions to the rules may apply for:
    • Close family members of seriously or terminally ill patients
    • People attending the funeral of a close family member
    • Parents visiting any children who are minors
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *International arrivals: When COVID-19 levels in Taiwan were low, every positive case was hospitalised, even asymptomatic cases. Due to a recent spike in domestic cases only serious cases will be hospitalised, while less serious, including asymptomatic cases, will be admitted into an enhanced centralised quarantine centre or hotel with professional medical staff on site. The decision on which category individual cases fall into will be made by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and on a case by case basis.
    *Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Testing: Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 PCR test will not be permitted to board an aircraft to depart Taiwan. Instead, you will be required by law to complete a mandatory quarantine: the length of which will depend on the seriousness of the case. Individuals with mild or no symptoms will be admitted into an enhanced centralised quarantine centre or hotel for this period. It may also be possible to quarantine at your residential property providing this meets the quarantine requirements. Any individual with moderate or more severe symptoms may be hospitalised. This applies to all nationalities and age groups and is irrespective of the purpose of their intended travel. The decision regarding these arrangements will be made by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and on a case by case basis.
    Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 PCR test will be contacted by their local health bureau who will advise on their mandatory quarantine arrangements. Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    Further information regarding quarantine requirements at your residential property can be found in the Healthcare in Taiwan section. For passengers travelling with children, you should check with your airline before you travel regarding the COVID-19 test requirements.
    Any individuals who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has been updating its guidance on epidemic prevention measures on a continual basis. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the Taiwanese authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location. For the month of May, the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks should be worn at all times when outdoors. Exceptions are permitted when exercising, consuming food and beverages and when in certain open spaces e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Enhanced epidemic measures will be introduced for certain leisure and entertainment venues
    Members of the public are encourage to download and use the Taiwan Social Distancing App on their smart phone devices
    From 21 January you must present your COVID-19 vaccination record to enter certain entertainment venues, including singing and dancing venues, discos, nightclubs, clubs, hostess bars, pubs, and beauty parlours (tourist parlours and audio-video parlours).
    Venues will accept the paper-based “Yellow Card,” vaccination record on the Taiwanese National Health Insurance app, and the Digital COVID-19 Certificate introduced in January 2022. If you’ve been vaccinated in Taiwan you can download this Digital COVID-19 certificate from the Ministry for Health and Welfare’s website.
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centers for Diseases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.
    *Travel in Taiwan: Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    *Accommodation: All international arrivals will be required to complete a mandatory quarantine in Taiwan. For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.
    *Quarantine requirements for domestic COVID-19 cases: The Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC) has announced new measures for home care management for individuals who have contracted COVID-19 domestically in Taiwan. Individuals who present asymptomatic or mild COVID-19 symptoms and meet the required criteria will now be permitted to undergo their mandatory quarantine at their residential address. Individuals with moderate or severe symptoms will be admitted directly to an enhanced centralised quarantine centre or hospital for treatment. The length of your quarantine period will depend on the seriousness of your COVID-19 infection.
    You will be required to undergo an initial COVID-19 PCR test which the local authorities will arrange for you. No further COVID-19 tests will be required during this period unless you have been instructed separately by the local authorities. The cost of this COVID-19 PCR test and any further COVID-19 tests will be covered by the Taiwanese authorities.
    You can end your quarantine after 7 days providing that your health condition has improved. If you are still presenting symptoms after 7 days, you are required by law to contact your local health department or the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control to report this. A decision will then be made on a case by case basis whether further tests or quarantine is required.
    If you choose to quarantine at your residential address, closely monitor your symptoms throughout your quarantine period and contact 119 or your local health department if you need medical assistance. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    *Contact tracing requirements in Taiwan: The Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC) has announced the launch of a new self-reporting contact tracing system for members of the public who have contracted COVID-19 locally in Taiwan. Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 PCR test will receive a text message from the local authorities which advises on their positive test result and a link to the new self-reporting portal. You will then be required to report your condition, recent contact history and whether you require any medical assistance by logging on to the online system and following the instructions provided. Once completed, you will then receive instructions from the system advising on your quarantine and any further testing requirements. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    *Purchasing COVID-19 rapid test kits in Taiwan: The Taiwanese authorities have announced a name-based distribution system for purchasing home based rapid COVID-19 test kits in Taiwan. Individuals will be required to present their National Health Insurance card or their *Alien Resident Card at a designated NHI-contracted pharmacy or their district public health centre in order to purchase these test kits.
    There are currently designated days in which you are able to purchase these test kits. Individuals whose Alien Resident Card ID numbers end with an odd number can purchase test kits on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and those whose ID numbers end with an even number can purchase them on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. There are currently no purchase restrictions on Sundays.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or the for further information on purchasing home based rapid COVID-19 test kits in your area.

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    10.05.2022
  • Taiwan On May 3, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that quarantine for all arrivals will be reduced to seven days starting 00:00 on May 9, 2022 (incoming flight’s scheduled arrival time in Taiwan), and changes to related measures are listed below.

    I. Required quarantine period and quarantine location:

    a. The number of days an arrival should quarantine will be shortened to seven days, and the day of arrival counts as Day 0; a seven-day self-health management will be required starting the 8th day.

    b. The arrival should quarantine at home or a residence of a friend or relative, and the principle of one person per residence should be observed. If the principle of one person per residence cannot be followed, the arrival should complete the 7-day quarantine at a quarantine hotel.

    c. Family members/household members who arrive on the same day as the arrival may choose to quarantine together in their home or a residence of a relative or they may stay in the same quarter depending on their willingness and room types of the quarantine hotel where they stay. However, due to the space of single rooms, it is recommended that no more than two people share a room.

    II. Testing measures:

    a. PCR testing: arrivals should undergo PCR testing upon arrival (Day 0) in accordance with the current testing requirement.

    b. Rapid testing using at-home rapid test kits:

    1. A rapid test will be given on the last day (Day 7) of the quarantine period. One additional rapid test kit will be provided and can be used if symptoms appear during quarantine.

    2. In consideration of the age limit on who can use at-home rapid test kits, children under two years of age who are under home quarantine will undergo a PCR test on the last day of quarantine period. People who have difficulty using at-home rapid test kits on their own will receive rapid tests arranged and performed by local governments.

    3. At-home rapid test kits will be provided to inbound travelers by international airport/port personnel upon entry.

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    07.05.2022
  • Taiwan Latest News: Authorities will cut COVID-19 quarantine to seven days for all arrivals from 9 May; PCR test requirement remains in place for arrivals (Reuters, 03.05.2022).

    International Restrictions:

    *All travellers: Travel ban on foreign nationals. Taiwan has in place a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering Taiwan. However there are certain exceptions, as follows. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that, from 13 April 2022, foreign relatives of Taiwan citizens and foreign residents in Taiwan, with the exception of migrant workers, are now able to apply for a special entry permit to enter Taiwan. Applicants will be required to complete an online visa application form
    and to submit the required documentation to the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) for consideration.
    In addition, exceptions apply for the following groups: ARC/APRC/Gold Card holders, business travellers, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, foreign relatives of Taiwan passport holders, international students and foreign professors and researchers.
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information. Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    All passengers travelling to Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine and testing requirements set out below.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within two calendar days of boarding their flight to Taiwan. The test will be calculated based on the “specimen collection date” not the test report date. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure.
    Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival. Passengers who arrive on a long haul flight will be required to wait for the result of this test at the airport before they are permitted to depart for their quarantine facility. The local authorities will cover the cost of the COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 test will not be permitted to quarantine at their residential property or proposed quarantine hotel in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into an enhanced centralised quarantine centre or hotel for the mandatory ten day quarantine period (see below). Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements. You should not use the testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan: Starting from 9 May 2022, the mandatory quarantine period for international arrivals in Taiwan will be reduced from 10 to 7 days, followed by a 7 day self-health management period. The quarantine requirements from this date will remain the same as those recorded below, however, you will be required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test on the seventh day of your quarantine.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan from the UK before 9 May 2022, will be required to complete a mandatory 10 day quarantine and 7 day self-health management period. Passengers will be able to choose whether they wish to complete their mandatory quarantine at their residential property, a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required on the last day of your mandatory quarantine. You should submit the result of your rapid COVID-19 test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. The local authorities will cover the costs of the COVID-19 PCR test and the self-administered rapid COVID-19 test.
    Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete their mandatory quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements.
    Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 test will not be permitted to quarantine at their residential property or proposed quarantine hotel in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into an enhanced centralised quarantine centre or hotel for their mandatory quarantine. Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised. Refer to the ‘Coronavirus’ section for further information. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders. If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information for Foreigners in Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 840 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 22 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA). The British Office is unable to issue letters or endorsements to support any application to remain.
    All applications should be submitted to the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) for consideration. You will then be able to apply for an Alien Resident Card at your local National Immigration Agency (NIA) Service Center once your application has been approved. You should contact the Bureau of Consular Affairs or National Immigration Agency for further information.
    *If you’re fully vaccinated: If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Taiwan providing that you have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: If you’re not fully vaccinated, you will also be able to enter Taiwan providing that you have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa. There are currently no additional quarantine or testing requirements for passengers who are not fully vaccinated.
    *Children and young people: Children under the age of 12 would be subject to the same quarantine requirements as their parents or legal guardians. You may be separated from your children if they test positive for COVID-19. If this happens and you need support, you can contact the British Office Taipei on +886 (2) 8758 2088. For further information on healthcare in Taiwan, please see the Coronavirus section.
    *If you’re transiting through Taiwan: Transiting is when you pass through one country or territory on the way to your final destination. Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline.
    *Exemptions: Compassionate reasons. Exemptions to the rules may apply for:
    • Close family members of seriously or terminally ill patients
    • People attending the funeral of a close family member
    • Parents visiting any children who are minors
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has been updating its guidance on epidemic prevention measures on a continual basis. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the Taiwanese authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    For the month of May, the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks should be worn at all times when outdoors. Exceptions are permitted when exercising, consuming food and beverages and when in certain open spaces e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Enhanced epidemic measures will be introduced for certain leisure and entertainment venues
    Members of the public are encourage to download and use the Taiwan Social Distancing App on their smart phone devices
    From 21 January you must present your COVID-19 vaccination record to enter certain entertainment venues, including singing and dancing venues, discos, nightclubs, clubs, hostess bars, pubs, and beauty parlours (tourist parlours and audio-video parlours).
    Venues will accept the paper-based “Yellow Card,” vaccination record on the Taiwanese National Health Insurance app, and the Digital COVID-19 Certificate introduced in January 2022. If you’ve been vaccinated in Taiwan you can download this Digital COVID-19 certificate from the Ministry for Health and Welfare’s website .
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centers for Diseases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000. Please refer to the ‘Entry Requirements’ section for further information regarding transport requirements for all passengers arriving in Taiwan from overseas.
    *Travel in Taiwan: Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Disecases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    *Accommodation: All passengers arriving from abroad will be required to complete a mandatory quarantine in Taiwan. For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.

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    04.05.2022
  • Taiwan Latest News: Authorities will cut COVID-19 quarantine to seven days for all arrivals from 9 May; PCR test requirement remains in place for arrivals (Reuters, 03.05.2022).

    International Restrictions:

    *All travellers: Travel ban on foreign nationals. Taiwan has in place a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering Taiwan. However there are certain exceptions, as follows.
    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that, from 13 April 2022, foreign relatives of Taiwan citizens and foreign residents in Taiwan, with the exception of migrant workers, are now able to apply for a special entry permit to enter Taiwan. Applicants will be required to complete an online visa application form and to submit the required documentation to the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) for consideration. In addition, exceptions apply for the following groups: ARC/APRC/Gold Card holders, business travellers, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, foreign relatives of Taiwan passport holders, international students and foreign professors and researchers.
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information. Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below. All passengers travelling to Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine and testing requirements set out below.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within two calendar days of boarding their flight to Taiwan. The test will be calculated based on the “specimen collection date” not the test report date. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival. Passengers who arrive on a long haul flight will be required to wait for the result of this test at the airport before they are permitted to depart for their quarantine facility. The local authorities will cover the cost of the COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 test will not be permitted to quarantine at their residential property or proposed quarantine hotel in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into an enhanced centralised quarantine centre or hotel for the mandatory ten day quarantine period (see below). Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges. Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan. From 20 April 2022, all passengers arriving in Taiwan from abroad will be required to complete a mandatory 10 day quarantine and 7 day self-health management period. Passengers will be able to choose whether they wish to complete their mandatory quarantine at their residential property, a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required on the tenth day of your mandatory quarantine. You should submit the result of your rapid COVID-19 test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. The local authorities will cover the costs of the COVID-19 PCR test and the self-administered rapid COVID-19 test.
    Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete their mandatory quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements.
    Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 test will not be permitted to quarantine at their residential property or proposed quarantine hotel in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into an enhanced centralised quarantine centre or hotel for their mandatory quarantine. Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised. Refer to the ‘Coronavirus’ section for further information. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    *Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders. If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information for Foreigners in Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 840 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 22 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    All applications should be submitted to the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) for consideration. You will then be able to apply for an Alien Resident Card at your local National Immigration Agency (NIA) Service Center once your application has been approved. You should contact the Bureau of Consular Affairs or National Immigration Agency for further information.
    *If you’re fully vaccinated: If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Taiwan providing that you have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: If you’re not fully vaccinated, you will also be able to enter Taiwan providing that you have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa. There are currently no additional quarantine or testing requirements for passengers who are not fully vaccinated.
    *Children and young people: Children under the age of 12 would be subject to the same quarantine requirements as their parents or legal guardians. You may be separated from your children if they test positive for COVID-19. If this happens and you need support, you can contact the British Office Taipei on +886 (2) 8758 2088. For further information on healthcare in Taiwan, please see the Coronavirus section.
    *If you’re transiting through Taiwan: Transiting is when you pass through one country or territory on the way to your final destination. Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline.
    *Exemptions: Compassionate reasons. Exemptions to the rules may apply for:
    • Close family members of seriously or terminally ill patients
    • People attending the funeral of a close family member
    • Parents visiting any children who are minors
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has been updating its guidance on epidemic prevention measures on a continual basis. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the Taiwanese authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location. For the month of April, the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks should be worn at all times when outdoors. Exceptions are permitted when exercising, consuming food and beverages and when in certain open spaces e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Enhanced epidemic measures will be introduced for certain leisure and entertainment venues
    From 21 January you must present your COVID-19 vaccination record to enter certain entertainment venues, including singing and dancing venues, discos, nightclubs, clubs, hostess bars, pubs, and beauty parlours (tourist parlours and audio-video parlours).
    Venues will accept the paper-based “Yellow Card,” vaccination record on the Taiwanese National Health Insurance app, and the Digital COVID-19 Certificate introduced in January 2022. If you’ve been vaccinated in Taiwan you can download this Digital COVID-19 certificate from the Ministry for Health and Welfare’s website. You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centers for Diseases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000. Please refer to the ‘Entry Requirements’ section for further information regarding transport requirements for all passengers arriving in Taiwan from overseas.
    *Travel in Taiwan: Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website
    or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    *Accommodation: All passengers arriving from abroad will be required to complete a mandatory quarantine in Taiwan. See Entry requirements for more information. For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.

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    03.05.2022
  • Taiwan Taiwan could begin allowing quarantine-free entry from July for travelers from countries with similar rates of COVID-19 infection, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Monday.

    If the seven-day or 14-day infection rates are the same on both sides, “there can be (quarantine-) free travel,” Chen said at a legislative hearing, when asked by lawmaker Tsai Pi-ru (蔡壁如) if current entry regulations might be relaxed by the start of summer vacation in July.

    Chen said Taiwan’s current infection rate is far lower than that of many other countries, standing at 140 COVID cases per million. In contrast, Japan’s rate is 5,000 per million, while 32% of people in South Korea have been infected with the virus.

    Chen observed that infections are declining in many countries as Taiwan sees a rapid spike in cases. By July, Chen predicted that the rate of infection in Taiwan will match that of a number of countries, at which time Taiwan can start ending the mandatory quarantine for visitors from countries with similar infection levels.

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    19.04.2022
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *All travellers. Travel ban on foreign nationals. Taiwan has in place a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering Taiwan. However there are certain exceptions, as follows.
    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that, from 13 April 2022, foreign relatives of Taiwan citizens and foreign residents in Taiwan, with the exception of migrant workers, are now able to apply for a special entry permit to enter Taiwan. Applicants will be required to complete an online visa application form and to submit the required documentation to the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) for consideration.
    In addition, exceptions apply for the following groups: ARC/APRC/Gold Card holders, business travellers, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, foreign relatives of Taiwan passport holders, international students and foreign professors and researchers.
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information. Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below. All passengers travelling to Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine and testing requirements set out below.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within two calendar days of boarding their flight to Taiwan. The test will be calculated based on the “specimen collection date” not the test report date. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure.
    Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan on a long-haul flight will be required to undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival. Passengers will be required to wait for the result of this test at the airport before they are permitted to depart for their quarantine facility. The local authorities will cover the cost of the COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 test will not be permitted to quarantine at a quarantine hotel in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into a centralised quarantine centre for the mandatory fourteen days (see above). Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *If you’re fully vaccinated: If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Taiwan providing that you have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: If you’re not fully vaccinated, you will also be able to enter Taiwan providing that you have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa. There are currently no additional quarantine or testing requirements for passengers who are not fully vaccinated.
    *Children and young people: Children under the age of 12 would be subject to the same quarantine requirements as their parents or legal guardians. You may be separated from your children if they test positive for COVID-19. If this happens and you need support, you can contact the British Office Taipei on +886 (2) 8758 2088. For further information on healthcare in Taiwan, please see the Coronavirus section.
    *If you’re transiting through Taiwan: Transiting is when you pass through one country or territory on the way to your final destination. Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline.
    *Exemptions: Compassionate reasons. Exemptions to the rules may apply for:
    • Close family members of seriously or terminally ill patients
    • People attending the funeral of a close family member
    • Parents visiting any children who are minors
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Testing: Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 PCR test will not be permitted to board an aircraft to depart Taiwan. Instead, you will be required by law to complete a mandatory quarantine: the length of which will depend on the seriousness of the case. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into a centralised quarantine centre for this period. It may also be possible to quarantine at your residential property providing this meets the quarantine requirements. Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised. This applies to all nationalities and age groups and is irrespective of the purpose of their intended travel. The decision regarding these arrangements will be made by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and on a case by case basis.
    Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 PCR test will be contacted by their local health bureau who will advise on their mandatory quarantine arrangements. Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    Further information regarding quarantine requirements at your residential property can be found in the Healthcare in Taiwan section. For passengers travelling with children, you should check with your airline before you travel regarding the COVID-19 test requirements. Any individuals who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that starting from 1 March 2022, epidemic prevention measures across Taiwan will now be reviewed on a monthly basis. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the Taiwanese authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    For the month of April, the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks should be worn at all times when outdoors. Exceptions are permitted when exercising, consuming food and beverages and when in certain open spaces e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Enhanced epidemic measures will be introduced for certain leisure and entertainment venues
    From 21 January you must present your COVID-19 vaccination record to enter certain entertainment venues, including singing and dancing venues, discos, nightclubs, clubs, hostess bars, pubs, and beauty parlours (tourist parlours and audio-video parlours).
    Venues will accept the paper-based “Yellow Card,” vaccination record on the Taiwanese National Health Insurance app, and the Digital COVID-19 Certificate introduced in January 2022. If you’ve been vaccinated in Taiwan you can download this Digital COVID-19 certificate from the Ministry for Health and Welfare’s website.
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centers for Diseases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area. Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    *Accommodation: All passengers arriving from abroad will be required to complete a mandatory quarantine in Taiwan. See Entry requirements for more information.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.
    *Quarantine requirements for domestic COVID-19 cases: The Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC) has announced new guidelines for home care management for individuals who have contracted COVID-19 domestically in Taiwan. Individuals who present asymptomatic or mild COVID-19 symptoms and meet the required criteria will now be permitted to undergo their mandatory quarantine at their residential address. The length of your quarantine period will depend on the seriousness of your COVID-19 infection.
    You will be required to undergo an initial COVID-19 PCR test which the local authorities will arrange for you. There will then be a further two self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests which you must take on the fifth day and final day of your quarantine period. A further two self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required on the second and fourth day of your 7 day self-health management period. The results of each these four tests should be submitted to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. Further self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required after the tenth day of your quarantine if you are still presenting symptoms or testing positive on your rapid COVID-19 tests. The local authorities will cover the costs of the COVID-19 PCR test and the home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    You can end your quarantine once your health condition has improved and you have received a negative rapid COVID-19 test taken at least 10 days after the first onset of symptoms. If you choose to quarantine at your residential address, closely monitor your symptoms throughout your quarantine period and contact 119 or your local health department if you need medical assistance.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan. From 7 March 2022, all passengers arriving in Taiwan from the abroad will be required to complete a mandatory 10 day quarantine. Passengers will be able to choose whether they wish to complete their mandatory quarantine at their residential property, a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a further five self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 10 day quarantine and 7 day self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second test on your fifth day of quarantine, the third test on your tenth day of quarantine, the fourth test on the second day of your self-health management period and the fifth test on the fourth day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. The local authorities will cover the costs of the COVID-19 PCR test and the five home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete their mandatory quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements.
    Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 test will not be permitted to quarantine at their residential property or a quarantine hotel in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into a centralised quarantine centre for mandatory quarantine. Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised. Refer to the ‘Coronavirus’ section for further information.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders. If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information for Foreigners in Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111. If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 780 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 20 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA). The British Office is unable to issue letters or endorsements to support any application to remain.
    From 10 March 2022, in line with existing arrangements in the UK, UK nationals in Taiwan who hold a Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS) visa will be able to apply to switch in Taiwan to a working visa or a visa to study a degree course at undergraduate level or higher.
    All applications should be submitted to the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) for consideration. You will then be able to apply for an Alien Resident Card at your local National Immigration Agency (NIA) Service Center once your application has been approved. You should contact the Bureau of Consular Affairs or National Immigration Agency for further information.

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    14.04.2022
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: Taiwanese authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering Taiwan. Exceptions apply for the following groups: ARC/APRC/Gold Card holders, business travellers, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students and foreign professors and researchers. Spouses and children under the age of 20 of foreign residents in Taiwan, excluding migrant workers and students, can now apply for a special entry permit to enter Taiwan.
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information. Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    All passengers travelling to Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine and testing requirements set out below.
    Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within two calendar days of boarding their flight to Taiwan. The test will be calculated based on the “specimen collection date” not the test report date. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure.
    Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan on a long-haul flight will be required to undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival. Passengers will be required to wait for the result of this test at the airport before they are permitted to depart for their quarantine facility. The local authorities will cover the cost of the COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 test will not be permitted to quarantine at a quarantine hotel in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into a centralised quarantine centre for the mandatory fourteen days (see above). Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan: From 7 March 2022, all passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to complete a mandatory 10 day quarantine. Passengers will be able to choose whether they wish to complete their mandatory quarantine at their residential property, a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test at the end of your mandatory 10 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further five self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 10 day quarantine and 7 day self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second test on your fifth day of quarantine, the third test on your seventh day of quarantine, the fourth test on the second day of your self-health management period and the fifth test on the fourth day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the five home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete their mandatory quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements.
    Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 test will not be permitted to quarantine at their residential property or a quarantine hotel in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into a centralised quarantine centre for mandatory quarantine. Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information for Foreigners in Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 780 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 20 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all foreign nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    All applications should be submitted to the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) for consideration. You will then be able to apply for an Alien Resident Card at your local National Immigration Agency (NIA) Service Center once your application has been approved. You should contact the Bureau of Consular Affairs or National Immigration Agency for further information.
    If you’re fully vaccinated: If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Taiwan providing that you have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa.
    If you’re not fully vaccinated: If you’re not fully vaccinated, you will also be able to enter Taiwan providing that you have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa. There are currently no additional quarantine or testing requirements for passengers who are not fully vaccinated.
    Children and young people: Children under the age of 12 would be subject to the same quarantine requirements as their parents or legal guardians. You may be separated from your children if they test positive for COVID-19.
    If you’re transiting through Taiwan: Transiting is when you pass through one country or territory on the way to your final destination.
    Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline.
    Exemptions: Compassionate reasons.
    Exemptions to the rules may apply for:
    • Close family members of seriously or terminally ill patients
    • People attending the funeral of a close family member
    • Parents visiting any children who are minors
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Accommodation: All passengers arriving from the UK will be required to complete a mandatory quarantine in Taiwan.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.
    Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 PCR test will be contacted by their local health bureau who will advise on their mandatory quarantine arrangements. Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information. For passengers travelling with children, you should check with your airline before you travel regarding the COVID-19 test requirements. Any individuals who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that starting from 1 March 2022, epidemic prevention measures across Taiwan will now be reviewed on a monthly basis. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the Taiwanese authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    For the month of April, the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks should be worn at all times when outdoors. Exceptions are permitted when exercising, consuming food and beverages and when in certain open spaces e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Enhanced epidemic measures will be introduced for certain leisure and entertainment venues
    From 21 January you must present your COVID-19 vaccination record to enter certain entertainment venues, including singing and dancing venues, discos, nightclubs, clubs, hostess bars, pubs, and beauty parlours (tourist parlours and audio-video parlours).
    Venues will accept the paper-based “Yellow Card,” vaccination record on the Taiwanese National Health Insurance app, and the Digital COVID-19 Certificate introduced in January 2022. If you’ve been vaccinated in Taiwan you can download this Digital COVID-19 certificate from the Ministry for Health and Welfare’s website.
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centers for Diseases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area. Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.

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    31.03.2022
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: Taiwanese authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering Taiwan. Exceptions apply for the following groups: ARC/APRC/Gold Card holders, business travellers, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students and foreign professors and researchers. Spouses and children under the age of 20 of foreign residents in Taiwan, excluding migrant workers and students, can now apply for a special entry permit to enter Taiwan.
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information. Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within two calendar days of boarding their flight to Taiwan. The test will be calculated based on the “specimen collection date” not the test report date. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure.
    Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan on a long-haul flight will be required to undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival. Passengers will be required to wait for the result of this test at the airport before they are permitted to depart for their quarantine facility. The local authorities will cover the cost of the COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 test will not be permitted to quarantine at a quarantine hotel in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into a centralised quarantine centre for the mandatory fourteen days (see above). Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Qne requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from 7 March 2022: From 7 March 2022, all passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to complete a mandatory 10 day quarantine. Passengers will be able to choose whether they wish to complete their mandatory quarantine at their residential property, a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test at the end of your mandatory 10 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further five self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 10 day quarantine and 7 day self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second test on your fifth day of quarantine, the third test on your seventh day of quarantine, the fourth test on your third day of your self-health management period and the fifth test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the five home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete their mandatory quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements.
    Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 test will not be permitted to quarantine at their residential property or a quarantine hotel in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into a centralised quarantine centre for mandatory quarantine. Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    *Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information for Foreigners in Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 780 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 20 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all foreign nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA) .
    *If you’re fully vaccinated: If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Taiwan providing that you have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa.

    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: If you’re not fully vaccinated, you will also be able to enter Taiwan providing that you have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa. There are currently no additional quarantine or testing requirements for passengers who are not fully vaccinated.
    *Children and young people: Children under the age of 12 would be subject to the same quarantine requirements as their parents or legal guardians. You may be separated from your children if they test positive for COVID-19.
    *If you’re transiting through Taiwan: Transiting is when you pass through one country or territory on the way to your final destination. Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline.
    *Exemptions: Compassionate reasons.
    Exemptions to the rules may apply for:
    • Close family members of seriously or terminally ill patients
    • People attending the funeral of a close family member
    • Parents visiting any children who are minors
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Testing: Any individual who receives a positive PCR test will not be permitted to board the aircraft in Taiwan and will instead be required to complete a mandatory 14 day quarantine in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into a centralised quarantine centre for this period. Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised. This applies to all nationalities and age groups and is irrespective of the purpose of their intended travel. The decision regarding these arrangements will be made by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and on a case by case basis.
    Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 PCR test will be contacted by their local health bureau who will advise on their mandatory quarantine arrangements. Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information. For passengers travelling with children, you should check with your airline before you travel regarding the COVID-19 test requirements.
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that starting from 1 March 2022, epidemic prevention measures across Taiwan will now be reviewed on a monthly basis. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the Taiwanese authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location. For the month of March, the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks should be worn at all times when outdoors. Exceptions are permitted when exercising, consuming food and beverages and when in certain open spaces e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    • Indoor and outdoor crowd limits and control measures have been discontinued
    From 21 January you must present your COVID-19 vaccination record to enter certain entertainment venues, including singing and dancing venues, discos, nightclubs, clubs, hostess bars, pubs, and beauty parlours (tourist parlours and audio-video parlours).
    Venues will accept the paper-based “Yellow Card,” vaccination record on the Taiwanese National Health Insurance app, and the Digital COVID-19 Certificate introduced in January 2022. If you’ve been vaccinated in Taiwan you can download this Digital COVID-19 certificate from the Ministry for Health and Welfare’s website.
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centers for Diseases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.
    Please refer to the ‘Entry Requirements’ section for further information regarding transport requirements for all passengers arriving in Taiwan from overseas.
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    *Accommodation: All passengers arriving from abroad will be required to complete a mandatory quarantine in Taiwan. See Entry requirements for more information. For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.

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    09.03.2022
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: Taiwanese authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering Taiwan. Exceptions apply for the following groups: ARC/APRC/Gold Card holders, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students and foreign professors and researchers. Spouses and children of foreign residents in Taiwan, excluding migrant workers and students, can now apply for a special entry permit to enter Taiwan.
    From 7 March 2022, business travellers will be able to apply for a special entry permit to enter Taiwan. All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information. Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below. All passengers travelling to Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine and testing requirements set out below.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within two calendar days of boarding their flight to Taiwan. The test will be calculated based on the “specimen collection date” not the test report date. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan on a long-haul flight will be required to undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival. Passengers will be required to wait for the result of this test at the airport before they are permitted to depart for their quarantine facility. The local authorities will cover the cost of the COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 test will not be permitted to quarantine at a quarantine hotel in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into a centralised quarantine centre for the mandatory fourteen days (see above). Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from 14 December 2021 to 6 March 2022
    Passengers arriving in Taiwan between 14 December 2021 and 6 March 2022, will be required to complete one of the following quarantine programmes:
    *Programme A. 14 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test at the end of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further four self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second test on your seventh day of quarantine, the third test on your tenth day of quarantine and the fourth test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the four home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    *Programme B: 10 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 4 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the tenth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 14th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR tests to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further three self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second test on your seventh day of quarantine and the third test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests and the three home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    *Programme C: This programme is only available for passengers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for at least 2 weeks before arriving in Taiwan.
    7 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 7 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the sixth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 14th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further three self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second on your tenth day of quarantine and the third test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests and the three home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete parts of their quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements. Family members who will be sharing a residential property with an arriving passenger during their mandatory quarantine period will be required to undergo a self-administered rapid COVID-19 test on the third and seventh day of the passenger’s home quarantine period. The local authorities will not cover the costs of these self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from 7 March 2022. From 7 March 2022, all passengers arriving in Taiwan from the UK will be required to complete a mandatory 10 day quarantine. Passengers will be able to choose whether they wish to complete their mandatory quarantine at their residential property, a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test at the end of your mandatory 10 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further five self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 10 day quarantine and 7 day self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second test on your fifth day of quarantine, the third test on your seventh day of quarantine, the fourth test on your third day of your self-health management period and the fifth test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the five home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete their mandatory quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements.
    Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 test will not be permitted to quarantine at their residential property or a quarantine hotel in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into a centralised quarantine centre for mandatory quarantine. Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised. Refer to the ‘Coronavirus’ section for further information. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    *Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders. If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information for Foreigners in Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: the Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 780 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 20 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *If you’re fully vaccinated: If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Taiwan providing that you have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa.
    *If you’re not fully vaccinated: If you’re not fully vaccinated, you will also be able to enter Taiwan providing that you have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa. There are currently no additional quarantine or testing requirements for passengers who are not fully vaccinated.
    *Children and young people: Children under the age of 12 would be subject to the same quarantine requirements as their parents or legal guardians. You may be separated from your children if they test positive for COVID-19. If this happens and you need support, you can contact the British Office Taipei on +886 (2) 8758 2088. For further information on healthcare in Taiwan, please see the Coronavirus section.
    *If you’re transiting through Taiwan: Transiting is when you pass through one country or territory on the way to your final destination. Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline.
    *Exemptions: Compassionate reasons. Exemptions to the rules may apply for:
    • Close family members of seriously or terminally ill patients
    • People attending the funeral of a close family member
    • Parents visiting any children who are minors
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Testing: Any individual who receives a positive PCR test will not be permitted to board the aircraft in Taiwan and will instead be required to complete a mandatory 14 day quarantine in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into a centralised quarantine centre for this period. Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised. This applies to all nationalities and age groups and is irrespective of the purpose of their intended travel. The decision regarding these arrangements will be made by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and on a case by case basis.
    Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 PCR test will be contacted by their local health bureau who will advise on their mandatory quarantine arrangements. Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information. For passengers travelling with children, you should check with your airline before you travel regarding the COVID-19 test requirements.
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that starting from 1 March 2022, epidemic prevention measures across Taiwan will now be reviewed on a monthly basis. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the Taiwanese authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location. For the month of March, the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks should be worn at all times when outdoors. Exceptions are permitted when exercising, consuming food and beverages and when in certain open spaces e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    • Indoor and outdoor crowd limits and control measures have been discontinued
    From 21 January you must present your COVID-19 vaccination record to enter certain entertainment venues, including singing and dancing venues, discos, nightclubs, clubs, hostess bars, pubs, and beauty parlours (tourist parlours and audio-video parlours).
    Venues will accept the paper-based “Yellow Card,” vaccination record on the Taiwanese National Health Insurance app, and the Digital COVID-19 Certificate introduced in January 2022. If you’ve been vaccinated in Taiwan you can download this Digital COVID-19 certificate from the Ministry for Health and Welfare’s website.
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centers for Diseases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.
    Please refer to the ‘Entry Requirements’ section for further information regarding transport requirements for all passengers arriving in Taiwan from overseas.
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    *Accommodation: All passengers arriving from abroad will be required to complete a mandatory quarantine in Taiwan. See Entry requirements for more information. For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.

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    02.03.2022
  • Taiwan Latest News: Taiwan authorities expand on-arrival COVID-19 testing rules to short-haul flights (The Edge Markets, 19.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: Taiwanese authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering Taiwan. Exceptions apply for the following groups: ARC/APRC/Gold Card holders, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students and foreign professors and researchers. Spouses and children of foreign residents in Taiwan, excluding migrant workers and students, can now apply for a special entry permit to enter Taiwan.
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.
    Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from 14 December 2021 to 14 February 2022
    Passengers arriving in Taiwan between 14 December 2021 and 14 February 2022, will be required to complete one of the following quarantine programmes:
    *Programme A: 14 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.

    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test at the end of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further four self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second test on your seventh day of quarantine, the third test on your tenth day of quarantine and the fourth test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the four home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    *Programme B: 10 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 4 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the tenth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 14th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR tests to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further three self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second test on your seventh day of quarantine and the third test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests and the three home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    *Programme C: This programme is only available for passengers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for at least 2 weeks before arriving in Taiwan.
    7 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 7 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the sixth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 14th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements

    A further three self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second on your tenth day of quarantine and the third test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests and the three home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Children under the age of 12 would be subject to the same quarantine requirements as their parents or legal guardians.
    Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete parts of their quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements. Family members who will be sharing a residential property with an arriving passenger during their mandatory quarantine period will be required to undergo a self-administered rapid COVID-19 test on the third and seventh day of the passenger’s home quarantine period. The local authorities will not cover the costs of these self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from 15 February 2022: The local authorities have not yet released information on the quarantine requirements in Taiwan from 15 February 2022. This page will be updated once information has been announced.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within two calendar days of boarding their flight to Taiwan. The test will be calculated based on the “specimen collection date” not the test report date. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure.
    Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan on a long-haul flight will be required to undergo a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival. Passengers will be required to wait for the result of this test at the airport before they are permitted to depart for their quarantine facility. The local authorities will cover the cost of the COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 test will not be permitted to quarantine at a quarantine hotel in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into a centralised quarantine centre for the mandatory fourteen days (see above) Any individual with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 780 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 20 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA)

    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA)
    *Transiting Taiwan: Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the COVID-19 Level 2 alert will be extended across Taiwan until 7 February 2022. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the local authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    A Level 2 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks must be worn at all times when outdoors. Exceptions are permitted when consuming food and beverages and when in certain open spaces e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    • Indoor and outdoor crowd limits and control measures have been discontinued
    From 21 January you must present your COVID-19 vaccination record to enter certain entertainment venues, including singing and dancing venues, discos, nightclubs, clubs, hostess bars, pubs, and beauty parlours (tourist parlours and audio-video parlours).
    Venues will accept the paper-based “Yellow Card,” vaccination record on the Taiwanese National Health Insurance app, and the Digital COVID-19 Certificate introduced in January 2022. If you’ve been vaccinated in Taiwan you can download this Digital COVID-19 certificate from the Ministry for Health and Welfare’s website.
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centers for Diseases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.
    *Travel in Taiwan: From 29 January 2022, all passengers travelling to Taiwan’s offshore islands will be required to take a rapid COVID-19 test before departure.
    Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    *Accommodation: All passengers arriving from the UK will no longer need to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. You can choose whether to complete your mandatory quarantine period at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility. You will need to pay for this.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.
    *Any individual who receives a positive COVID-19 PCR test will be contacted by their local health bureau who will advise on their mandatory quarantine arrangements. Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information. For passengers travelling with children, you should check with your airline before you travel regarding the COVID-19 test requirements.

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    28.01.2022
  • Taiwan Latest News: Taiwan authorities expand on-arrival COVID-19 testing rules to short-haul flights (EdgeMarkets, 19.01.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: Taiwanese authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering Taiwan. Exceptions apply for the following groups: ARC/APRC/Gold Card holders, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students and foreign professors and researchers. Spouses and children of foreign residents in Taiwan, excluding migrant workers and students, can now apply for a special entry permit to enter Taiwan.
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information. Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan before 14 December 2021:
    From 6 November 2021, all passengers arriving from the UK will no longer need to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. Instead, you choose whether to complete mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    The Taiwanese authorities will not meet the costs of staying in a quarantine centre. The costs of either hotel or quarantine facility accommodation in Taiwan have to be met by the arriving passenger.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the sixth and seventh day of their self-health management period. You should submit the result of this test to the CECC using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to take designated transport to their quarantine location. Public transport and other means of travel are prohibited.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the
    CDC website .
    Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from 14 December 2021 to 14 February 2022:
    Passengers arriving in Taiwan between 14 December 2021 and 14 February 2022, will be required to complete one of the following quarantine programmes:
    Programme A: 14 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test at the end of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further four self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second test on your seventh day of quarantine, the third test on your tenth day of quarantine and the fourth test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the four home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    *Programme B: 10 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 4 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the tenth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 14th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR tests to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further three self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second test on your seventh day of quarantine and the third test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests and the three home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Programme C: This programme is only available for passengers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for at least 2 weeks before arriving in Taiwan.
    7 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 7 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the sixth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 14th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further three self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second on your tenth day of quarantine and the third test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests and the three home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Children under the age of 12 would be subject to the same quarantine requirements as their parents or legal guardians.
    Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete parts of their quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements. Family members who will be sharing a residential property with an arriving passenger during their mandatory quarantine period will be required to undergo a self-administered rapid COVID-19 test on the third and seventh day of the passenger’s home quarantine period. The local authorities will not cover the costs of these self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Passengers arriving from a designated “high risk country”, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Omicron variant.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within two calendar days of boarding their flight to Taiwan. The test will be calculated based on the “specimen collection date” not the test report date. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure.
    Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 720 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 18 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *Transiting Taiwan: Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the COVID-19 Level 2 alert will be extended across Taiwan until 24 January 2022. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the local authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    A Level 2 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks must be worn at all times when outdoors. Exceptions are permitted when consuming food and beverages and when in certain open spaces e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    • Indoor and outdoor crowd limits and control measures have been discontinued
    From 21 January you must present your COVID-19 vaccination record to enter certain entertainment venues, including singing and dancing venues, discos, nightclubs, clubs, hostess bars, pubs, and beauty parlours (tourist parlours and audio-video parlours).
    Venues will accept the paper-based “Yellow Card,” vaccination record on the Taiwanese National Health Insurance app, and the Digital COVID-19 Certificate introduced in January 2022. If you’ve been vaccinated in Taiwan you can download this Digital COVID-19 certificate from the Ministry for Health and Welfare’s website .
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation: All passengers arriving from the UK will no longer need to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. You can choose whether to complete your mandatory quarantine period at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility. You will need to pay for this.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.

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    21.01.2022
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: Taiwanese authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering Taiwan. Exceptions apply for the following groups: ARC/APRC/Gold Card holders, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students and foreign professors and researchers. Spouses and children of foreign residents in Taiwan, excluding migrant workers and students, can now apply for a special entry permit to enter Taiwan.
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information. Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan before 14 December 2021:
    From 6 November 2021, all passengers arriving from the UK will no longer need to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. Instead, you choose whether to complete mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    The Taiwanese authorities will not meet the costs of staying in a quarantine centre. The costs of either hotel or quarantine facility accommodation in Taiwan have to be met by the arriving passenger.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the sixth and seventh day of their self-health management period. You should submit the result of this test to the CECC using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to take designated transport to their quarantine location. Public transport and other means of travel are prohibited.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the
    CDC website .
    Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from 14 December 2021 to 14 February 2022:
    Passengers arriving in Taiwan between 14 December 2021 and 14 February 2022, will be required to complete one of the following quarantine programmes:
    Programme A: 14 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test at the end of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further four self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second test on your seventh day of quarantine, the third test on your tenth day of quarantine and the fourth test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the four home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    *Programme B: 10 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 4 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the tenth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 14th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR tests to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further three self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second test on your seventh day of quarantine and the third test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests and the three home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Programme C: This programme is only available for passengers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for at least 2 weeks before arriving in Taiwan.
    7 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 7 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the sixth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 14th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further three self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second on your tenth day of quarantine and the third test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests and the three home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Children under the age of 12 would be subject to the same quarantine requirements as their parents or legal guardians.
    Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete parts of their quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements. Family members who will be sharing a residential property with an arriving passenger during their mandatory quarantine period will be required to undergo a self-administered rapid COVID-19 test on the third and seventh day of the passenger’s home quarantine period. The local authorities will not cover the costs of these self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Passengers arriving from a designated “high risk country”, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Omicron variant.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within two calendar days of boarding their flight to Taiwan. The test will be calculated based on the “specimen collection date” not the test report date. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure.
    Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 720 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 18 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *Transiting Taiwan: Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the COVID-19 Level 2 alert will be extended across Taiwan until 24 January 2022. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the local authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    A Level 2 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks must be worn at all times when outdoors. Exceptions are permitted when consuming food and beverages and when in certain open spaces e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    • Indoor and outdoor crowd limits and control measures have been discontinued
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation: All passengers arriving from the UK will no longer need to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. You can choose whether to complete your mandatory quarantine period at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility. You will need to pay for this.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.

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    11.01.2022
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: Taiwanese authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering Taiwan. Exceptions apply for the following groups: ARC/APRC/Gold Card holders, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students and foreign professors and researchers. Spouses and children of foreign residents in Taiwan, excluding migrant workers and students, can now apply for a special entry permit to enter Taiwan.
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information. Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan before 14 December 2021:
    From 6 November 2021, all passengers arriving from the UK will no longer need to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. Instead, you choose whether to complete mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    The Taiwanese authorities will not meet the costs of staying in a quarantine centre. The costs of either hotel or quarantine facility accommodation in Taiwan have to be met by the arriving passenger.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the sixth and seventh day of their self-health management period. You should submit the result of this test to the CECC using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to take designated transport to their quarantine location. Public transport and other means of travel are prohibited.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the
    CDC website .
    Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from 14 December 2021 to 14 February 2022:
    Passengers arriving in Taiwan between 14 December 2021 and 14 February 2022, will be required to complete one of the following quarantine programmes:
    Programme A: 14 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test at the end of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further four self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second test on your seventh day of quarantine, the third test on your tenth day of quarantine and the fourth test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the four home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    *Programme B: 10 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 4 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the tenth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 14th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR tests to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further three self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second test on your seventh day of quarantine and the third test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests and the three home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Programme C: This programme is only available for passengers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for at least 2 weeks before arriving in Taiwan.
    7 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 7 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the sixth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 14th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further three self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second on your tenth day of quarantine and the third test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests and the three home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Children under the age of 12 would be subject to the same quarantine requirements as their parents or legal guardians.
    Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete parts of their quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements. Family members who will be sharing a residential property with an arriving passenger during their mandatory quarantine period will be required to undergo a self-administered rapid COVID-19 test on the third and seventh day of the passenger’s home quarantine period. The local authorities will not cover the costs of these self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Passengers arriving from a designated “high risk country”, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Omicron variant.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within two calendar days of boarding their flight to Taiwan. The test will be calculated based on the “specimen collection date” not the test report date. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure.
    Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 720 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 18 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *Transiting Taiwan: Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the COVID-19 Level 2 alert will be extended across Taiwan until 10 January 2022. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the local authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    A Level 2 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks should be worn at all times when outdoors. Exceptions are permitted when exercising, consuming food and beverages and when in certain open spaces e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    • Indoor and outdoor crowd limits and control measures have been discontinued
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area. Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000. Please refer to the ‘Entry Requirements’ section for further information regarding transport requirements for all passengers arriving in Taiwan from overseas.
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread. Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation: All passengers arriving from the UK will no longer need to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. You can choose whether to complete your mandatory quarantine period at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility. You will need to pay for this.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.

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    07.01.2022
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: Taiwanese authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering Taiwan. Exceptions apply for the following groups: ARC/APRC/Gold Card holders, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students and foreign professors and researchers. Spouses and children of foreign residents in Taiwan, excluding migrant workers and students, can now apply for a special entry permit to enter Taiwan.
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information. Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from 14 December 2021 to 14 February 2022. Passengers arriving in Taiwan between 14 December 2021 and 14 February 2022, will be required to complete one of the following quarantine programmes:
    *Programme A: 14 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility. You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test at the end of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further four self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second test on your seventh day of quarantine, the third test on your tenth day of quarantine and the fourth test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the four home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    *Programme B: 10 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 4 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days. You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the tenth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 14th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR tests to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further three self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second test on your seventh day of quarantine and the third test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests and the three home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    *Programme C: This programme is only available for passengers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for at least 2 weeks before arriving in Taiwan. 7 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 7 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the sixth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 14th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further three self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second on your tenth day of quarantine and the third test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests and the three home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Children under the age of 12 would be subject to the same quarantine requirements as their parents or legal guardians. Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete parts of their quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements. Family members who will be sharing a residential property with an arriving passenger during their mandatory quarantine period will be required to undergo a self-administered rapid COVID-19 test on the third and seventh day of the passenger’s home quarantine period. The local authorities will not cover the costs of these self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Passengers arriving from a designated “high risk country”, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Omicron variant.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result
    Starting from 4 January 2022, all arriving passengers are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within two calendar days before boarding their flight to Taiwan. The test will be calculated based on the “specimen collection date” not the test report date.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival. Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges. Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 720 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 18 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA). The British Office is unable to issue letters or endorsements to support any application to remain.
    *Transiting Taiwan: Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the COVID-19 Level 2 alert will be extended across Taiwan until 10 January 2022. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the local authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    A Level 2 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks should be worn at all times when outdoors. Exceptions are permitted when exercising, consuming food and beverages and when in certain open spaces e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    • Indoor and outdoor crowd limits and control measures have been discontinued
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area. Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000. Please refer to the ‘Entry Requirements’ section for further information regarding transport requirements for all passengers arriving in Taiwan from overseas.
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread. Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation: All passengers arriving from the UK will no longer need to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. You can choose whether to complete your mandatory quarantine period at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility. You will need to pay for this.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.

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    29.12.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: Taiwanese authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering Taiwan. Exceptions apply for the following groups: ARC/APRC/Gold Card holders, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students and foreign professors and researchers. Spouses and children of foreign residents in Taiwan, excluding migrant workers and students, can now apply for a special entry permit to enter Taiwan. All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information. Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    *Quarantine ends when the traveller provides a negative PCR test performed from the fifth day. There are Travel ban on foreign nationals. Taiwanese authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering Taiwan. Exceptions apply for the following groups: ARC/APRC/Gold Card holders, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students and foreign professors and researchers. Spouses and children of foreign residents in Taiwan, excluding migrant workers and students, can now apply for a special entry permit to enter Taiwan.
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.
    Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan before 14 December 2021. From 6 November 2021, all passengers arriving from the UK will no longer need to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. Instead, you choose whether to complete mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    The Taiwanese authorities will not meet the costs of staying in a quarantine centre. The costs of either hotel or quarantine facility accommodation in Taiwan have to be met by the arriving passenger.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the sixth and seventh day of their self-health management period. You should submit the result of this test to the CECC using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to take designated transport to their quarantine location. Public transport and other means of travel are prohibited. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from 14 December 2021 to 14 February 2022. Passengers arriving in Taiwan between 14 December 2021 and 14 February 2022, will be required to complete one of the following quarantine programmes:
    *Programme A: 14 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility. You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test at the end of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further four self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second test on your seventh day of quarantine, the third test on your tenth day of quarantine and the fourth test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the four home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    *Programme B: 10 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 4 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days. You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the tenth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 14th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR tests to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    *Programme C: This programme is only available for passengers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for at least 2 weeks before arriving in Taiwan. 7 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 7 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days. You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the sixth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 14th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further three self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests will be required during your mandatory 14 day quarantine and self-health management period. The first test will be required on your third day of quarantine, the second on your tenth day of quarantine and the third test between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of each test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests and the three home-based rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Children under the age of 12 would be subject to the same quarantine requirements as their parents or legal guardians. Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete parts of their quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements. Family members who will be sharing a residential property with an arriving passenger during their mandatory quarantine period will be required to undergo a self-administered rapid COVID-19 test on the third and seventh day of the passenger’s home quarantine period. The local authorities will not cover the costs of these self-administered rapid COVID-19 tests.
    Passengers arriving from a designated “high risk country”, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Omicron variant.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    *Screening on arrival:All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted. Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges. Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 720 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 18 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA). The British Office is unable to issue letters or endorsements to support any application to remain.
    *Transiting Taiwan: Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the COVID-19 Level 2 alert will be extended across Taiwan until 27 December 2021. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the local authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    A Level 2 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks should be worn at all times when outdoors. Exceptions are permitted when exercising, consuming food and beverages and when in certain open spaces e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    • Indoor and outdoor crowd limits and control measures have been discontinued
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread. Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation: All passengers arriving from the UK will no longer need to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. You can choose whether to complete your mandatory quarantine period at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility. You will need to pay for this. In no circumstances will travellers arriving into Taiwan be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website .

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    17.12.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: Taiwanese authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering Taiwan. Exceptions apply for the following groups: ARC/APRC/Gold Card holders, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students and foreign professors and researchers. Spouses and children of foreign residents in Taiwan, excluding migrant workers and students, can now apply for a special entry permit to enter Taiwan.
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.
    Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan before 14 December 2021:
    From 6 November 2021, all passengers arriving in Taiwan choose whether to complete mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    The Taiwanese authorities will not meet the costs of staying in a quarantine centre. The costs of either hotel or quarantine facility accommodation in Taiwan have to be met by the arriving passenger.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the sixth and seventh day of their self-health management period. You should submit the result of this test to the CECC using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to take designated transport to their quarantine location. Public transport and other means of travel are prohibited.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from 14 December 2021 to 14 February 2022:
    Passengers arriving in Taiwan between 14 December 2021 and 14 February 2022, will be required to complete one of the following quarantine programmes:
    -Programme A- 14 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of this test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test.
    -Programme B: 10 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 4 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 13th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR tests to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    You will not be required to complete a further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test during your self-health management period. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests.
    -Programme C: This programme is only available for passengers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for at least 2 weeks before arriving in Taiwan.
    7 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 7 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the sixth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 13th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required on the tenth day of your mandatory quarantine. You should submit the result of this test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test.
    Children under the age of 12 would be subject to the same quarantine requirements as their parents or legal guardians.
    Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete parts of their quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements.
    Passengers arriving from a designated “high risk country”, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Omicron variant.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    *Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of theTaiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 720 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 18 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all foreign nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *Transiting Taiwan: Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the COVID-19 Level 2 alert will be extended across Taiwan until 27 December 2021. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the local authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    A Level 2 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks should be worn at all times when outdoors. Exceptions are permitted when exercising, consuming food and beverages and when in certain open spaces e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    • Indoor and outdoor crowd limits and control measures have been discontinued
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread. Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation: All passengers arriving from the UK will no longer need to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. You can choose whether to complete your mandatory quarantine period at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility. You will need to pay for this. In no circumstances will travellers arriving into Taiwan be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website .

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    14.12.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: Taiwanese authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering Taiwan. Exceptions apply for the following groups: ARC/APRC/Gold Card holders, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students and foreign professors and researchers. Spouses and children of foreign residents in Taiwan, excluding migrant workers and students, can now apply for a special entry permit to enter Taiwan.
    All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. You should contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.
    Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan before 14 December 2021:
    From 6 November 2021, all passengers arriving in Taiwan choose whether to complete mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    The Taiwanese authorities will not meet the costs of staying in a quarantine centre. The costs of either hotel or quarantine facility accommodation in Taiwan have to be met by the arriving passenger.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the sixth and seventh day of their self-health management period. You should submit the result of this test to the CECC using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to take designated transport to their quarantine location. Public transport and other means of travel are prohibited.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from 14 December 2021 to 14 February 2022:
    Passengers arriving in Taiwan between 14 December 2021 and 14 February 2022, will be required to complete one of the following quarantine programmes:
    -Programme A- 14 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of this test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test.
    -Programme B: 10 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 4 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 13th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR tests to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    You will not be required to complete a further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test during your self-health management period. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests.
    -Programme C: This programme is only available for passengers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for at least 2 weeks before arriving in Taiwan.
    7 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 7 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the sixth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 13th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required on the tenth day of your mandatory quarantine. You should submit the result of this test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test.
    Children under the age of 12 would be subject to the same quarantine requirements as their parents or legal guardians.
    Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete parts of their quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements.
    Passengers arriving from a designated “high risk country”, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Omicron variant.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    *Transiting Taiwan: Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the COVID-19 Level 2 alert will be extended across Taiwan until 13 December 2021. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the local authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    A Level 2 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks should be worn at all times when outdoors. Exceptions are permitted when exercising, consuming food and beverages and when in certain open spaces e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    • Indoor and outdoor crowd limits and control measures have been discontinued
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation: All passengers can complete the mandatory quarantine period at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility. You will need to pay for this. In no circumstances will travellers arriving into Taiwan be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.

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    08.12.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students, foreign professors and researchers. All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.
    Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan before 14 December 2021: From 6 November 2021, all passengers arriving from the UK will no longer need to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. Instead, you choose whether to complete mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    The Taiwanese authorities will not meet the costs of staying in a quarantine centre. The costs of either hotel or quarantine facility accommodation in Taiwan have to be met by the arriving passenger.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the sixth and seventh day of their self-health management period. You should submit the result of this test to the CECC using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to take designated transport to their quarantine location. Public transport and other means of travel are prohibited.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from 14 December 2021 to 14 February 2022: Passengers arriving in Taiwan between 14 December 2021 and 14 February 2022, will be required to complete one of the following quarantine programmes:
    *Programme A: 14 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of this test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test.
    *Programme B: 10 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 4 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 13th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR tests to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    You will not be required to complete a further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test during your self-health management period. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests.
    Programme C: This programme is only available for passengers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for at least 2 weeks before arriving in Taiwan.
    7 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 7 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the sixth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 13th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required on the tenth day of your mandatory quarantine. You should submit the result of this test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test. Children under the age of 12 would be subject to the same quarantine requirements as their parents or legal guardians.
    Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete parts of their quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements.
    Passengers arriving from a designated “high risk country”, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Omicron variant.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 690 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 17 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all foreign nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA)
    *Transiting Taiwan: Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation: All passengers arriving from the UK will no longer need to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. You can choose whether to complete your mandatory quarantine period at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility. You will need to pay for this.
    In no circumstances will travellers arriving into Taiwan be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page
    . If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the COVID-19 Level 2 alert will be extended across Taiwan until 13 December 2021. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the local authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    A Level 2 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks should be worn at all times when outdoors. Exceptions are permitted when exercising, consuming food and beverages and when in certain open spaces e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    • Indoor and outdoor crowd limits and control measures have been discontinued
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.
    *Any individuals who receive a positive COVID-19 PCR test in Taiwan will be contacted by their local health bureau and admitted into hospital for treatment. This applies to all nationalities and age groups and is irrespective of the purpose of their intended travel. The decision regarding these arrangements will be made by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and on a case by case basis. Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    For passengers travelling with children, you should check with your airline before you travel regarding the COVID-19 test requirements.

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    03.12.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students, foreign professors and researchers. All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.

    Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan before 14 December 2021: From 6 November 2021, all passengers arriving from the UK will no longer need to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. Instead, you choose whether to complete mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    The Taiwanese authorities will not meet the costs of staying in a quarantine centre. The costs of either hotel or quarantine facility accommodation in Taiwan have to be met by the arriving passenger.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the sixth and seventh day of their self-health management period. You should submit the result of this test to the CECC using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to take designated transport to their quarantine location. Public transport and other means of travel are prohibited.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from 14 December 2021 to 14 February 2022: Passengers arriving in Taiwan between 14 December 2021 and 14 February 2022, will be required to complete one of the following quarantine programmes:
    Programme A: 14 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the sixth and seventh day of your self-health management period. You should submit the result of this test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test.
    *Programme B: 10 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 4 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 13th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR tests to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    You will not be required to complete a further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test during your self-health management period. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests.
    *Programme C: This programme is only available for passengers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for at least 2 weeks before arriving in Taiwan.
    7 day mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility, followed by a 7 day quarantine at your residential property. The total quarantine period is 14 days.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the sixth day of your mandatory 14 day quarantine. If the results of both these COVID-19 PCR tests are negative, you will be permitted to complete the remainder of your mandatory quarantine at your residential property. You will be required to complete a third COVID-19 PCR test on the 13th day of your mandatory quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second and third COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required on the tenth day of your mandatory quarantine. You should submit the result of this test to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the three COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test. Children under the age of 12 would be subject to the same quarantine requirements as their parents or legal guardians.
    Passengers who are eligible and choose to complete parts of their quarantine at their residential property rather than a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    . If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpl |ine on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 690 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 17 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA) .
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *Transiting Taiwan: Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation: From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from 5 designated countries, including the UK, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Delta variant.
    Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this.
    In no circumstances will travellers arriving into Taiwan be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page
    . If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the COVID-19 Level 2 alert will be extended across Taiwan until 18 October 2021. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the local authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    A Level 2 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks must be worn at all times outdoors, except when consuming food and beverages or in certain open space areas e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.

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    29.11.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): Travel ban on foreign nationals: The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students, foreign professors and researchers. All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information. Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from 6 November 2021: From 6 November 2021, all passengers arriving from the UK will no longer need to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. Instead, you choose whether to complete mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    The Taiwanese authorities will not meet the costs of staying in a quarantine centre. The costs of either hotel or quarantine facility accommodation in Taiwan have to be met by the arriving passenger.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the sixth and seventh day of their self-health management period. You should submit the result of this test to the CECC using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to take designated transport to their quarantine location. Public transport and other means of travel are prohibited.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted. Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 660 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 16 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *Transiting Taiwan: Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation: From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from 5 designated countries, including the UK, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Delta variant.
    Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this.
    In no circumstances will travellers arriving into Taiwan be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page
    . If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the COVID-19 Level 2 alert will be extended across Taiwan until 18 October 2021. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the local authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    A Level 2 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks must be worn at all times outdoors, except when consuming food and beverages or in certain open space areas e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.

    Read more
    09.11.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students, foreign professors and researchers. All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information. Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.

    *Quarantine requirements: From 6 November 2021, all passengers arriving from the UK will no longer need to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. Instead, you choose whether to complete mandatory quarantine at either a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility.
    The Taiwanese authorities will not meet the costs of staying in a quarantine centre. You will need to pay the costs of both hotel and quarantine facility accommodation in Taiwan.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from the UK and other listed countries before 6 November 2021.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan before 6 November 2021, who have arrived directly from 3 designated countries, including the UK, India and Myanmar, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, must complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. The Taiwanese authorities will cover the cost of the quarantine.
    Passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the quarantine facility and one day before the end of their mandatory 14 day quarantine period. A positive test will mean hospitalisation. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the sixth and seventh day of the self-health management period. The result of this test should be submitted to the CECC via the instructions provided.
    This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. An additional 7 day self-health management period is required for all passengers who have completed their quarantine.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from non-listed countries before 6 November 2021
    Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this. Travellers arriving into Taiwan will not be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    You must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test on the ninth or tenth day of mandatory 14 day quarantine. The local authorities will arrange for the second COVID-19 PCR test to be administered at a local hospital and will provide instructions and transport arrangements.
    A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the sixth and seventh day of their self-health management period. You should submit the result of this test to the CECC using the instructions provided. You will need to pay the hospital transportation and registration fees. The local authorities will cover the costs of the two COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to take designated transport to their quarantine location. Public transport and other means of travel are prohibited.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 43 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual, however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual
    • Passengers are not permitted to bring any pets into the quarantine facility
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre
    • Room facilities: all rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television
    • Upon departure from the quarantine centre, all passengers are required to make their own further travel arrangements
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, contact the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 630 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 15 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA) .
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all foreign nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *Transiting Taiwan: Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation: From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from 5 designated countries, including the UK, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Delta variant.
    Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this.
    In no circumstances will travellers arriving into Taiwan be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page
    . If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the COVID-19 Level 2 alert will be extended across Taiwan until 18 October 2021. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the local authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    A Level 2 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks must be worn at all times outdoors, except when consuming food and beverages or in certain open space areas e.g. forests, mountains and beaches
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.

    Read more
    05.11.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students, foreign professors and researchers. All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.
    Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from the UK and other listed countries
    All passengers arriving directly from 5 designated countries, the UK, India, Myanmar, Israel and Indonesia, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. The cost of the quarantine will be covered by the Taiwanese authorities.
    Passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the quarantine facility and one day before the end of their mandatory 14 day quarantine period. A positive test will mean hospitalisation. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the sixth and seventh day of the self-health management period. The result of this test should be submitted to the CECC via the instructions provided. For passengers who arrived in Taiwan on or before 3 October 2021, you will be required to complete the self-administered rapid COVID-19 test between the 10th and 12th day of your quarantine. You will not be required to complete a further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test during your self-health management period.
    This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. An additional 7 day self-health management period is required for all passengers who have completed their quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from non-listed countries
    Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this. Travellers arriving into Taiwan will not be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    All passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test will be required upon finishing their mandatory 14 day quarantine. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the sixth and seventh day of their self-health management period. The result of this test should be submitted to the CECC via the instructions provided. For passengers who arrived in Taiwan on or before 3 October 2021, you will be required to complete the self-administered rapid COVID-19 test between the 10th and 12th day of your quarantine. You will not be required to complete a further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test during your self-health management period.The costs of these COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test will be covered by the local authorities.
    All passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to take designated transport to their quarantine location. Public transport and other means of travel are prohibited.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 43 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • Costs for travellers in the UK programme will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities
    • All travellers in the UK programme will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre designated by the CECC, and will not be able to request a specific location or room
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual, however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual
    • Passengers are not permitted to bring any pets into the quarantine facility
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre
    • Room facilities: all rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television
    • Upon departure from the quarantine centre, all passengers are required to make their own further travel arrangements
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, contact the
    Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders
    If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the
    Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) . If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 660 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 16 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all foreign nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *Transiting Taiwan: Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation: From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from 5 designated countries, including the UK, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Delta variant.
    All passengers will be required to have two COVID-19 PCR tests, one on arrival in Taiwan and the other at the end of their quarantine period. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. They must test negative for COVID-19 at the end of the quarantine period to be allowed out of quarantine. The costs of staying in the designated quarantine facilities and two COVID-19 PCR tests will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities.
    An additional 7 day self-health management period is required for all passengers who have completed their quarantine.
    Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this.
    In no circumstances will travellers arriving into Taiwan be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the COVID-19 Level 2 alert will be extended across Taiwan until 4 October 2021. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the local authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    A Level 2 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks must be worn at all times outdoors, except when consuming food and beverages
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Indoor gatherings limited to 80 people, outdoor gatherings limited to 300 people
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC) has announced that from 5 October 2021, there will be a gradual easing of COVID-19 prevention and control measures in Taiwan.
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.

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    12.10.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students, foreign professors and researchers. All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.
    Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.

    *Quarantine requirements: for passengers arriving in Taiwan from the UK and other listed countries: From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from 5 designated countries, the UK, India, Myanmar, Israel and Indonesia, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. The cost of the quarantine will be covered by the Taiwanese authorities.
    Passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the quarantine facility and one day before the end of their mandatory 14 day quarantine period. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. A positive test will mean hospitalisation. The costs of these tests will be covered by the authorities.
    This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. An additional 7 day self-health management period is required for all passengers who have completed their quarantine.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from non-listed countries: Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this. Travellers arriving into Taiwan will not be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    All passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test will be required upon finishing their mandatory 14 day quarantine. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. The costs of these COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test will be covered by the local authorities.
    From 27 August 2021, all passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to take designated transport to their quarantine location. Public transport and other means of travel are prohibited.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 43 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual, however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual
    • Passengers are not permitted to bring any pets into the quarantine facility
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre
    • Room facilities: all rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television
    • Upon departure from the quarantine centre, all passengers are required to make their own further travel arrangements
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, contact the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 630 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 15 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA) .
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all foreign nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *Transiting Taiwan: Due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, foreign nationals are not currently permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation: From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from 5 designated countries, including the UK, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Delta variant.
    All passengers will be required to have two COVID-19 PCR tests, one on arrival in Taiwan and the other at the end of their quarantine period. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. They must test negative for COVID-19 at the end of the quarantine period to be allowed out of quarantine. The costs of staying in the designated quarantine facilities and two COVID-19 PCR tests will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities.
    An additional 7 day self-health management period is required for all passengers who have completed their quarantine.
    Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this.
    In no circumstances will travellers arriving into Taiwan be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the COVID-19 Level 2 alert will be extended across Taiwan until 4 October 2021. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the local authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    A Level 2 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks must be worn at all times outdoors, except when consuming food and beverages
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Indoor gatherings limited to 80 people, outdoor gatherings limited to 300 people
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC) has announced that from 5 October 2021, there will be a gradual easing of COVID-19 prevention and control measures in Taiwan.
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.

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    29.09.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 20, international students, foreign professors and researchers. All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.
    Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from the UK and other listed countries: From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from eight designated countries, the UK, Brazil, India, Peru, Myanmar, Israel, Indonesia and Bangladesh, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. The cost of the quarantine will be covered by the Taiwanese authorities.
    Passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the quarantine facility and one day before the end of their mandatory 14 day quarantine period. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. A positive test will mean hospitalisation. The costs of these tests will be covered by the authorities.
    This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. An additional 7 day self-health management period is required for all passengers who have completed their quarantine.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from non-listed countries: Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this. Travellers arriving into Taiwan will not be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    All passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test will be required upon finishing their mandatory 14 day quarantine. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. The costs of these COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test will be covered by the local authorities.
    From 27 August 2021, all passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to take designated transport to their quarantine location. Public transport and other means of travel are prohibited.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the
    CDC website.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 43 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual, however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual
    • Passengers are not permitted to bring any pets into the quarantine facility
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre
    • Room facilities: all rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television
    • Upon departure from the quarantine centre, all passengers are required to make their own further travel arrangements
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, contact the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the
    Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 600 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 14 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the
    National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all foreign nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the
    National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *Transiting Taiwan: Taiwan announced that from 27 July until 9 August 2021, foreign nationals will not be permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 18, international students, foreign professors and researchers. All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.
    Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from the UK and other listed countries:
    From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from eight designated countries, the UK, Brazil, India, Peru, Myanmar, Israel, Indonesia and Bangladesh, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. The cost of the quarantine will be covered by the Taiwanese authorities.
    Passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the quarantine facility and one day before the end of their mandatory 14 day quarantine period. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. A positive test will mean hospitalisation. The costs of these tests will be covered by the authorities.
    This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. An additional 7 day self-health management period is required for all passengers who have completed their quarantine.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from non-listed countries: Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this. Travellers arriving into Taiwan will not be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    All passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test will be required upon finishing their mandatory 14 day quarantine. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. The costs of these COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test will be covered by the local authorities.
    From 27 August 2021, all passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to take designated transport to their quarantine location. Public transport and other means of travel are prohibited.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the
    CDC website.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 43 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • Costs for travellers in the UK programme will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities
    • All travellers in the UK programme will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre designated by the CECC, and will not be able to request a specific location or room
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual, however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual
    • Passengers are not permitted to bring any pets into the quarantine facility
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre
    • Room facilities: all rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television
    • Upon departure from the quarantine centre, all passengers are required to make their own further travel arrangements
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, contact the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)< /a>.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the
    Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the
    Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 600 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 14 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the
    National Immigration Agency (NIA). br>
    *Transiting Taiwan: Taiwan announced that from 27 July until 9 August 2021, foreign nationals will not be permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel

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    17.09.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): Travel ban on foreign nationals: The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents, international students, foreign professors and researchers. All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.
    Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from the UK and other listed countries
    From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from eight designated countries, the UK, Brazil, India, Peru, Myanmar, Israel, Indonesia and Bangladesh, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. The cost of the quarantine will be covered by the Taiwanese authorities.
    Passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the quarantine facility and one day before the end of their mandatory 14 day quarantine period. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. A positive test will mean hospitalisation. The costs of these tests will be covered by the authorities.
    This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. An additional 7 day self-health management period is required for all passengers who have completed their quarantine.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from non-listed countries
    Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this. Travellers arriving into Taiwan will not be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    All passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test will be required upon finishing their mandatory 14 day quarantine. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. The costs of these COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test will be covered by the local authorities.
    From 27 August 2021, all passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to take designated transport to their quarantine location. Public transport and other means of travel are prohibited.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 43 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • All travellers in the programme will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre designated by the CECC, and will not be able to request a specific location or room
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual, however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual
    • Passengers are not permitted to bring any pets into the quarantine facility
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre
    • Room facilities: all rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television
    • Upon departure from the quarantine centre, all passengers are required to make their own further travel arrangements
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, contact the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders
    If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) . If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 600 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 14 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *Transiting Taiwan: Taiwan announced that from 27 July until 9 August 2021, foreign nationals will not be permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents, foreign spouses of Taiwan passport holders and their children under the age of 18, international students, foreign professors and researchers. All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.
    Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from the UK and other listed countries:
    From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from eight designated countries, the UK, Brazil, India, Peru, Myanmar, Israel, Indonesia and Bangladesh, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. The cost of the quarantine will be covered by the Taiwanese authorities.
    Passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the quarantine facility and one day before the end of their mandatory 14 day quarantine period. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. A positive test will mean hospitalisation. The costs of these tests will be covered by the authorities.
    This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. An additional 7 day self-health management period is required for all passengers who have completed their quarantine.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from non-listed countries: Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this. Travellers arriving into Taiwan will not be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    All passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test will be required upon finishing their mandatory 14 day quarantine. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. The costs of these COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test will be covered by the local authorities.
    From 27 August 2021, all passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to take designated transport to their quarantine location. Public transport and other means of travel are prohibited.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the
    CDC website.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 43 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • Costs for travellers in the UK programme will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities
    • All travellers in the UK programme will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre designated by the CECC, and will not be able to request a specific location or room
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual, however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual
    • Passengers are not permitted to bring any pets into the quarantine facility
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre
    • Room facilities: all rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television
    • Upon departure from the quarantine centre, all passengers are required to make their own further travel arrangements
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, contact the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)< /a>.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the
    Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the
    Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 600 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 14 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the
    National Immigration Agency (NIA). br>
    *Transiting Taiwan: Taiwan announced that from 27 July until 9 August 2021, foreign nationals will not be permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel

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    14.09.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): Travel ban on foreign nationals: The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents, international students, foreign professors and researchers. All foreign nationals will be required to have obtained the correct entry permissions and a visa before they arrive in Taiwan. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.
    Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from the UK and other listed countries
    From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from eight designated countries, the UK, Brazil, India, Peru, Myanmar, Israel, Indonesia and Bangladesh, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. The cost of the quarantine will be covered by the Taiwanese authorities.
    Passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the quarantine facility and one day before the end of their mandatory 14 day quarantine period. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. A positive test will mean hospitalisation. The costs of these tests will be covered by the authorities.
    This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. An additional 7 day self-health management period is required for all passengers who have completed their quarantine.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from non-listed countries
    Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this. Travellers arriving into Taiwan will not be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    All passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test will be required upon finishing their mandatory 14 day quarantine. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. The costs of these COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test will be covered by the local authorities.
    From 27 August 2021, all passengers arriving in Taiwan will be required to take designated transport to their quarantine location. Public transport and other means of travel are prohibited.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 43 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • All travellers in the programme will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre designated by the CECC, and will not be able to request a specific location or room
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual, however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual
    • Passengers are not permitted to bring any pets into the quarantine facility
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre
    • Room facilities: all rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television
    • Upon departure from the quarantine centre, all passengers are required to make their own further travel arrangements
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, contact the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders
    If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) . If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 600 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 14 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *Transiting Taiwan: Taiwan announced that from 27 July until 9 August 2021, foreign nationals will not be permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation: From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from eight designated countries, including the UK, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Delta variant.
    All passengers will be required to have two COVID-19 PCR tests, one on arrival in Taiwan and the other at the end of their quarantine period. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. They must test negative for COVID-19 at the end of the quarantine period to be allowed out of quarantine. The costs of staying in the designated quarantine facilities and two COVID-19 PCR tests will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities.
    An additional 7 day self-health management period is required for all passengers who have completed their quarantine.
    Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this.
    In no circumstances will travellers arriving into Taiwan be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.
    *Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Testing: Passengers travelling to the UK from Taiwan will be required to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test in the 3 days before their scheduled flight departs. Any individuals who receive a positive PCR test will not be permitted to board the aircraft and will instead be required to complete a mandatory 14 day quarantine in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into a quarantine hotel or a centralised quarantine centre for this duration. Any individuals with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised. This applies to all nationalities and age groups and is irrespective of the purpose of their intended travel. The decision regarding these arrangements will be made by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and on a case by case basis.
    Any individuals who receive a positive COVID-19 PCR test will be contacted by their local health bureau to advise on their mandatory quarantine arrangements. Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    For passengers travelling with children, you should check with your airline before you travel regarding the COVID-19 test requirements.
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the COVID-19 Level 2 alert will be extended across Taiwan until 6 September 2021. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the local authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    A Level 2 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks must be worn at all times outdoors, except when consuming food and beverages
    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Indoor gatherings limited to 80 people, outdoor gatherings limited to 300 people
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.

    Any individuals who receive a positive COVID-19 PCR test will be contacted by their local health bureau to advise on their mandatory quarantine arrangements. Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    For passengers travelling with children, you should check with your airline before you travel regarding the COVID-19 test requirements.

    Read more
    25.08.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): *Travel ban on foreign nationals: The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.
    Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from the UK and other listed countries: From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from eight designated countries, the UK, Brazil, India, Peru, Myanmar, Israel, Indonesia and Bangladesh, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. The cost of the quarantine will be covered by the Taiwanese authorities.
    Passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the quarantine facility and one day before the end of their mandatory 14 day quarantine period. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. A positive test will mean hospitalisation. The costs of these tests will be covered by the authorities.
    This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. An additional 7 day self-health management period is required for all passengers who have completed their quarantine.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from non-listed countries: Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this. Travellers arriving into Taiwan will not be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    All passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test will be required upon finishing their mandatory 14 day quarantine. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. The costs of these COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test will be covered by the local authorities.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 43 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • All travellers in the UK programme will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre designated by the CECC, and will not be able to request a specific location or room
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual, however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual
    • Passengers are not permitted to bring any pets into the quarantine facility
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre
    • Room facilities: all rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television
    • Upon departure from the quarantine centre, all passengers are required to make their own further travel arrangements
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, contact the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) . If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 600 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 14 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all foreign nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *Transiting Taiwan: Taiwan announced that from 27 July until 9 August 2021, foreign nationals will not be permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation; From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from eight designated countries, including the UK, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Delta variant.
    All passengers will be required to have two COVID-19 PCR tests, one on arrival in Taiwan and the other at the end of their quarantine period. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. They must test negative for COVID-19 at the end of the quarantine period to be allowed out of quarantine. The costs of staying in the designated quarantine facilities and two COVID-19 PCR tests will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities.
    An additional 7 day self-health management period is required for all passengers who have completed their quarantine.
    Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this.
    In no circumstances will travellers arriving into Taiwan be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
    *Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Testing: Passengers travelling to the UK from Taiwan will be required to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test in the 3 days before their scheduled flight departs. Any individuals who receive a positive PCR test will not be permitted to board the aircraft and will instead be required to complete a mandatory 14 day quarantine in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into a quarantine hotel or a centralised quarantine centre for this duration. Any individuals with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised. This applies to all nationalities and age groups and is irrespective of the purpose of their intended travel. The decision regarding these arrangements will be made by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and on a case by case basis.
    Any individuals who receive a positive COVID-19 PCR test will be contacted by their local health bureau to advise on their mandatory quarantine arrangements. Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    For passengers travelling with children, you should check with your airline before you travel regarding the COVID-19 test requirements.
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that from 27 July until 9 August 2021, the COVID-19 alert has been lowered to Level 2 across Taiwan. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the local authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    A Level 2 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks must be worn at all times outdoors, except when consuming food and beverages

    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Indoor gatherings limited to 50 people, outdoor gatherings limited to 100 people
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.

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    17.08.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): Travel ban on foreign nationals: The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.
    Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from the UK and other listed countries: From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from eight designated countries, the UK, Brazil, India, Peru, Myanmar, Israel, Indonesia and Bangladesh, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. The cost of the quarantine will be covered by the Taiwanese authorities.
    Passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the quarantine facility and one day before the end of their mandatory 14 day quarantine period. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. A positive test will mean hospitalisation. The costs of these tests will be covered by the authorities.
    This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. An additional 7 day self-health management period is required for all passengers who have completed their quarantine.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from non-listed countries: Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this. Travellers arriving into Taiwan will not be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    All passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test will be required upon finishing their mandatory 14 day quarantine. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. The costs of these COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test will be covered by the local authorities.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the
    CDC website.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 43 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • Costs for travellers in the UK programme will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities
    • All travellers in the UK programme will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre designated by the CECC, and will not be able to request a specific location or room
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual, however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual
    • Passengers are not permitted to bring any pets into the quarantine facility
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre
    • Room facilities: all rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television
    • Upon departure from the quarantine centre, all passengers are required to make their own further travel arrangements
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, contact the
    Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control< /a> for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements. You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the
    Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) . If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 570 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 13 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the
    National Immigration Agency (NIA) .
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA) . The British Office is unable to issue letters or endorsements to support any application to remain.
    *Transiting Taiwan: Taiwan announced that from 27 July until 9 August 2021, foreign nationals will not be permitted to transit in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation; From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from eight designated countries, including the UK, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Delta variant.
    All passengers will be required to have two COVID-19 PCR tests, one on arrival in Taiwan and the other at the end of their quarantine period. A further self-administered rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. They must test negative for COVID-19 at the end of the quarantine period to be allowed out of quarantine. The costs of staying in the designated quarantine facilities and two COVID-19 PCR tests will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities.
    An additional 7 day self-health management period is required for all passengers who have completed their quarantine.
    Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this.
    In no circumstances will travellers arriving into Taiwan be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
    *Pre-Departure COVID-19 PCR Testing: Passengers travelling to the UK from Taiwan will be required to undertake a COVID-19 PCR test in the 3 days before their scheduled flight departs. Any individuals who receive a positive PCR test will not be permitted to board the aircraft and will instead be required to complete a mandatory 14 day quarantine in Taiwan. Individuals with mild symptoms will be admitted into a quarantine hotel or a centralised quarantine centre for this duration. Any individuals with more severe symptoms may be hospitalised. This applies to all nationalities and age groups and is irrespective of the purpose of their intended travel. The decision regarding these arrangements will be made by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and on a case by case basis.
    Any individuals who receive a positive COVID-19 PCR test will be contacted by their local health bureau to advise on their mandatory quarantine arrangements. Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website or contact their helpline on 1922 for further information.
    For passengers travelling with children, you should check with your airline before you travel regarding the COVID-19 test requirements.
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that from 27 July until 9 August 2021, the COVID-19 alert has been lowered to Level 2 across Taiwan. In line with the CECC’s general guidelines, the local authorities have advised that further localised epidemic prevention measures may be introduced in certain cities or counties depending on the COVID-19 situation in each location.
    A Level 2 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Facemasks must be worn at all times outdoors, except when consuming food and beverages

    • Contact tracing procedures must be completed when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Social distancing must be maintained in public areas
    • Indoor gatherings limited to 50 people, outdoor gatherings limited to 100 people
    • Restaurants will permitted to offer dine-in services provided they adhere to Ministry of Health and Welfare regulations
    • Public eating areas in supermarkets, shopping malls and convenience stores are permitted to open
    • Wedding banquets, public funerals and indoor religious activities are now permitted
    You should refer to the Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website for further information on the epidemic prevention measures in your area.
    Those who breach Taiwan’s epidemic prevention measures may face a fine of up to NTD $1,000,000.

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    29.07.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): Travel ban on foreign nationals The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.
    Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    *Quarantine requirements : From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from eight designated countries, the UK, Brazil, India, Peru, Myanmar, Israel, Indonesia and Bangladesh, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. The cost of the quarantine will be covered by the Taiwanese authorities.
    Passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the quarantine facility and one day before the end of their mandatory 14 day quarantine period. A further home-based rapid COVID-19 test will be required to be taken between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine. A positive test will mean hospitalisation. The costs of these tests will be covered by the authorities.
    This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. An additional 7 day self-health management period is required for all passengers who have completed their quarantine.
    *Quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Taiwan from non-listed countries: Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this. Travellers arriving into Taiwan will not be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    All passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival at the airport and a second test will be required upon finishing their mandatory 14 day quarantine. A further home-based rapid COVID-19 test will be required between the 10th and 12th day of their quarantine period. The costs of these COVID-19 PCR tests and the home-based rapid COVID-19 test will be covered by the local authorities.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 43 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • Costs for travellers in the UK programme will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities
    • All travellers in the UK programme will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre designated by the CECC, and will not be able to request a specific location or room
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual, however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual
    • Passengers are not permitted to bring any pets into the quarantine facility
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre
    • Room facilities: all rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television
    • Upon departure from the quarantine centre, all passengers are required to make their own further travel arrangements
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, contact the
    Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 570 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 13 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA) .
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA). .
    *Transiting Taiwan: Taiwan announced on 17 May that foreign nationals will not be able to transit Taiwan from 12:01pm on 19 May until 18 June. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or provider

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that from 19 May 2021, the COVID-19 alert has been raised to Level 3 across Taiwan.
    A Level 3 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Wearing of masks at all times outdoors
    • Indoor gatherings limited to five people, outdoor gatherings limited to 10 people
    • Completing contact tracing procedures when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Some places of business and public venues are closed, with the exception of essential services, police departments, hospitals, and government buildings. The authorities have said that work places and schools will continue to operate as long as pandemic plans are in place, and flexible working is being encouraged
    • Masks and social distancing required at all businesses or venues that remain open
    • In areas where community transmission has taken place, residents are restricted to a set perimeter and must submit to COVID-19 testing
    Further information is available on Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website
    Those who do not wear a face mask as required in Taiwan face fines of up to NT$15,000.
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation: From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from seven designated countries, including the UK, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Delta variant. All passengers will be required to have two COVID-19 PCR tests, one on arrival in Taiwan and the other at the end of their quarantine period. They must test negative for COVID-19 at the end of the quarantine period to be allowed out of quarantine. The costs of staying in the designated quarantine facilities and two COVID-19 PCR tests will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities.
    Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this.
    In no circumstances will travellers arriving into Taiwan be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page.
    If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website
    If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.

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    22.07.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Travel ban on foreign nationals: The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents. Currently there is no set date for when these border measures will be lifted. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Contact your local Taipei Representative Office for further information.
    Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below.
    *Quarantine requirements for arrivals in Taiwan: From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from seven designated countries, the UK, Brazil, India, Peru, Israel, Indonesia and Bangladesh, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. A COVID-19 PCR test will be required upon arrival at the facility and one day before the end of the mandatory 14 day quarantine period. A positive test will mean hospitalisation. An additional 7 day self-health management period is then required. This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel.
    Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this. In no circumstances will travellers arriving into Taiwan be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    All passengers will be required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test one day before the end of their mandatory 14 day quarantine. The cost of this test will be covered by the local authorities.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on theCDC website.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 43 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • Costs for travellers in the UK programme will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities
    • All travellers in the UK programme will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre designated by the CECC, and will not be able to request a specific location or room
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual, however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual
    • Passengers are not permitted to bring any pets into the quarantine facility
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre
    • Room facilities: all rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television
    • Upon departure from the quarantine centre, all passengers are required to make their own further travel arrangements
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, contact the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Any passenger who presents COVID-19 symptoms will be required to complete a COVID-19 test upon arrival.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    *Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) holders: If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) . If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    *Visa extensions: The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 510 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 11 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA). The British Office is unable to issue letters or endorsements to support any application to remain.
    *Transiting Taiwan: Taiwan announced on 17 May that foreign nationals will not be able to transit Taiwan from 00:01 on 19 May until 18 June. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or provider.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that from 19 May 2021, the COVID-19 alert has been raised to Level 3 across Taiwan.
    A Level 3 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Wearing of masks at all times outdoors
    • Indoor gatherings limited to five people, outdoor gatherings limited to 10 people
    • Completing contact tracing procedures when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Some places of business and public venues are closed, with the exception of essential services, police departments, hospitals, and government buildings. The authorities have said that work places and schools will continue to operate as long as pandemic plans are in place, and flexible working is being encouraged
    • Masks and social distancing required at all businesses or venues that remain open
    • In areas where community transmission has taken place, residents are restricted to a set perimeter and must submit to COVID-19 testing
    Further information is available on Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website
    Those who do not wear a face mask as required in Taiwan face fines of up to NT$15,000.
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation: From 27 June 2021, all passengers arriving directly from seven designated countries, including the UK, or those who have been in one of these countries in the preceding 14 days, are required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine facility. This is due to concern about the Delta variant. All passengers will be required to have two COVID-19 PCR tests, one on arrival in Taiwan and the other at the end of their quarantine period. They must test negative for COVID-19 at the end of the quarantine period to be allowed out of quarantine. The costs of staying in the designated quarantine facilities and two COVID-19 PCR tests will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities.
    Passengers arriving into Taiwan from anywhere else will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a quarantine hotel or a designated quarantine facility and will be required to pay for this.
    In no circumstances will travellers arriving into Taiwan be able to quarantine in their own residence.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page.
    If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website
    If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.

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    29.06.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News: Disruption expected as authorities impose 14-day quarantine measures on all pilots of China Airlines (AeroTime, 10.05.2021). Taiwanese government bars entry of foreign travelers who have recently been to India (Reuters, 03.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): -Travel ban on foreign nationals: The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents. These measures will be effective from 19 May until 18 June and will be adjusted on a rolling basis depending on the latest COVID-19 situation. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    *Quarantine requirements: The local authorities have announced that from 15 January 2021, there will be tightened quarantine measures in Taiwan, and group quarantine facilities will now be available for passengers travelling from low-risk countries. Passengers who are eligible and choose to quarantine at a private residence rather than a quarantine hotel or a group quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    *Transiting Taiwan: Taiwan announced on 17 May that foreign nationals will not be able to transit Taiwan from 00:01 on 19 May until 18 June. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or provider.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that from 19 May 2021, the COVID-19 alert has been raised to Level 3 across Taiwan. A Level 3 alert means the following measures are now in place:
    • Wearing of masks at all times outdoors
    • Indoor gatherings limited to five people, outdoor gatherings limited to 10 people
    • Completing contact tracing procedures when entering restaurants, shops and some public places
    • Some places of business and public venues are closed, with the exception of essential services, police departments, hospitals, and government buildings. The authorities have said that work places and schools will continue to operate as long as pandemic plans are in place, and flexible working is being encouraged
    • Masks and social distancing required at all businesses or venues that remain open
    • In areas where community transmission has taken place, residents are restricted to a set perimeter and must submit to COVID-19 testing
    Further information is available on Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website
    Those who do not wear a face mask as required in Taiwan face fines of up to NT$15,000.
    *Travel in Taiwan: Although there is no lockdown in place, the authorities are encouraging people to limit travel between cities and regions to reduce the risk of COVID spread.
    *Travelling to and from the airport: On arrival in Taiwan, you will be required to take an allocated taxi to your designated quarantine destination. For more information about self-isolation see Entry requirements. Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000.
    *Accommodation: From 10 April 2021, all passengers arriving directly from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days, will no longer be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine centre in Taiwan. These travellers instead will be permitted to complete their 14 day quarantine at either a designated quarantine hotel, or follow the one person per residence requirement to complete the mandatory quarantine period at their residential property.
    See Entry requirements for more information.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.
    If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.

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    25.05.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News: Disruption expected as authorities impose 14-day quarantine measures on all pilots of China Airlines (AeroTime, 10.05.2021). Taiwanese government bars entry of foreign travelers who have recently been to India (Reuters, 03.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): -Travel ban on foreign nationals: The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents. These measures will be effective from 19 May until 18 June and will be adjusted on a rolling basis depending on the latest COVID-19 situation. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    *Quarantine requirements: The local authorities have announced that from 15 January 2021, there will be tightened quarantine measures in Taiwan, and group quarantine facilities will now be available for passengers travelling from low-risk countries. Passengers who are eligible and choose to quarantine at a private residence rather than a quarantine hotel or a group quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    *Transiting Taiwan: Taiwan announced on 17 May that foreign nationals will not be able to transit Taiwan from 00:01 on 19 May until 18 June. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or provider.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: Taipei and New Taipei City have moved into level three measures from Saturday 15 May which means the following measures have come into force: •Wearing of masks at all times outdoors; •Indoor gatherings limited to five people, outdoor gatherings limited to 10 people; •Some places of business and public venues are closed, with the exception of essential services, police departments, hospitals, and government buildings. The authorities have said that work places and schools will continue to operate as long as pandemic plans are in place, and flexible working is being encouraged; •Masks and social distancing required at all businesses or venues that remain open; •In areas where community transmission has taken place, residents are restricted to a set perimeter and must submit to COVID-19 testing. Further information is available on here Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website.
    In the rest of Taiwan 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. If individuals choose to dine at the above-mentioned public venues, as long as social distancing is maintained or partitions are installed inside those locations, masks can be temporarily removed while eating. Members of the public who do not wear a face mask as required in Taiwan face fines of up to NT$15,000.
    *Travel in Taiwan: There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan.
    -Travelling to and from the airport: On arrival in Taiwan, you will be required to take an allocated taxi to your designated quarantine destination. Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. Be aware that some taxi drivers may refuse to take a passenger who is not wearing a face mask.
    *Accommodation: Travellers are permitted to complete their 14 day quarantine at either a designated quarantine hotel, or follow the one person per residence requirement to complete the mandatory quarantine period at their residential property. For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page . If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website. If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.

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    21.05.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News: Disruption expected as authorities impose 14-day quarantine measures on all pilots of China Airlines (AeroTime, 10.05.2021). Taiwanese government bars entry of foreign travelers who have recently been to India (Reuters, 03.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry rules in response to coronavirus (COVID-19): -Travel ban on foreign nationals: The authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign nationals entering, or transiting, Taiwan, with the exception of residents. These measures will be effective from 19 May until 18 June and will be adjusted on a rolling basis depending on the latest COVID-19 situation. Exceptions may be made for emergency or humanitarian reasons. Anyone entering Taiwan will be required to follow the quarantine requirements set out below. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    *Quarantine requirements: The local authorities have announced that from 15 January 2021, there will be tightened quarantine measures in Taiwan, and group quarantine facilities will now be available for passengers travelling from low-risk countries. Passengers who are eligible and choose to quarantine at a private residence rather than a quarantine hotel or a group quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information.
    *Screening on arrival: All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    *Transiting Taiwan: Taiwan announced on 17 May that foreign nationals will not be able to transit Taiwan from 00:01 on 19 May until 18 June. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or provider.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services:
    Taipei and New Taipei City have moved into level three measures from Saturday 15 May which means the following measures have come into force: •Wearing of masks at all times outdoors; •Indoor gatherings limited to five people, outdoor gatherings limited to 10 people; •Some places of business and public venues are closed, with the exception of essential services, police departments, hospitals, and government buildings. The authorities have said that work places and schools will continue to operate as long as pandemic plans are in place, and flexible working is being encouraged; •Masks and social distancing required at all businesses or venues that remain open; •In areas where community transmission has taken place, residents are restricted to a set perimeter and must submit to COVID-19 testing. Further information is available on here Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website.
    In the rest of Taiwan 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. If individuals choose to dine at the above-mentioned public venues, as long as social distancing is maintained or partitions are installed inside those locations, masks can be temporarily removed while eating. Members of the public who do not wear a face mask as required in Taiwan face fines of up to NT$15,000.
    *Travel in Taiwan: There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan.
    *Travelling to and from the airport: On arrival in Taiwan, you will be required to take an allocated taxi to your designated quarantine destination. Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. Be aware that some taxi drivers may refuse to take a passenger who is not wearing a face mask.
    *Accommodation: Travellers are permitted to complete their 14 day quarantine at either a designated quarantine hotel, or follow the one person per residence requirement to complete the mandatory quarantine period at their residential property.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page . If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website. If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.

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    18.05.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News: Disruption expected as authorities impose 14-day quarantine measures on all pilots of China Airlines (AeroTime, 10.05.2021). Taiwanese government bars entry of foreign travelers who have recently been to India (Reuters, 03.05.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Taiwan: Foreign nationals are now permitted to enter Taiwan, with the exception of tourists and social visitors. Passengers who do not hold residence visas will be required to apply for a special entry permit at their local Taipei Representative Office.
    All direct passenger flights between Taiwan and the UK are currently suspended. Certain airlines have announced that they will resume direct flights from 26 March 2021 at a reduced capacity. We encourage any passengers to contact their airline if they believe they may be impacted and to monitor advice provided by the local authorities.
    Starting from 10 April 2021, all passengers arriving directly from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days, will no longer be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine centre in Taiwan. These passengers instead will be permitted to complete the mandatory 14 day quarantine at either a designated quarantine hotel, or follow the one person per residence requirement to quarantine at their residential property. After completion, all passengers would be required to practice an additional 7 days of self-health management.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    All passengers permitted entry into Taiwan before 10 April 2021, who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days, will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine centre. This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. Upon completion of this 14 day quarantine, all passengers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test before they are allowed to leave quarantine. An additional 7 day self-health management period is then required.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 29 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • Costs for travellers in the UK programme will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities
    • All travellers in the UK programme will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre designated by the CECC, and will not be able to request a specific location or room
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual; however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre
    • Room facilities: all rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television
    • Pre-travel arrangements: all passengers should ensure that they prepare sufficient warm clothing and personal belongings before departure
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, contact the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    The local authorities have announced that from 15 January 2021, there will be tightened quarantine measures in Taiwan, and group quarantine facilities will now be available for passengers travelling from low-risk countries. Passengers who are eligible and choose to quarantine at a private residence rather than a quarantine hotel or a group quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information.
    All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    You should arrange to take a private test. If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 450 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 9 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA). The British Office is unable to issue letters or endorsements to support any application to remain.
    *Transiting Taiwan: International airport transits are now permitted. Transiting passengers must arrive in and depart Taiwan within eight hours on flights operated by the same airline group. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or provider.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: Taipei and New Taipei City have moved into level three measures from Saturday 15 May which means the following measures have come into force:
    • Wearing of masks at all times outdoors.
    • Indoor gatherings limited to five people, outdoor gatherings limited to 10 people.
    • Some places of business and public venues are closed, with the exception of essential services, police departments, hospitals, and government buildings. The authorities have said that work places and schools will continue to operate as long as pandemic plans are in place, and flexible working is being encouraged.
    • Masks and social distancing required at all businesses or venues that remain open.
    • In areas where community transmission has taken place, residents are restricted to a set perimeter and must submit to COVID-19 testing.
    Further information is available on Taiwan’s Centres for Diseases Control website.
    In the rest of Taiwan 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.
    If individuals choose to dine at the above-mentioned public venues, as long as social distancing is maintained or partitions are installed inside those locations, masks can be temporarily removed while eating.Members of the public who do not wear a face mask as required in Taiwan face fines of up to NT$15,000.

    *Travel in Taiwan: There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan.
    -Travelling to and from the airport: On arrival in Taiwan, you will be required to take an allocated taxi to your designated quarantine destination. For more information about self-isolation see Entry requirements. Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. Be aware that some taxi drivers may refuse to take a passenger who is not wearing a face mask.

    *Accommodation: Any passenger arriving directly from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days will be required to complete their quarantine at a designated quarantine centre. See Entry requirements. for more information.
    Due to an increased number of travellers now entering Taiwan, demand for the limited number of hotels permitted to host self-isolating travellers has increased, and you may find it difficult to find accommodation at short notice.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page.. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.
    If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.

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    15.05.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News: Travel bubble between Taiwan and Palau to begin in April (Reuters, 17.03.2021). Taiwan Railways Administration labor union strike could affect travel 2 April to 5 April (Taipei Times, 13.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Taiwan: Foreign nationals are now permitted to enter Taiwan, with the exception of tourists and social visitors. Passengers who do not hold residence visas will be required to apply for a special entry permit at their local Taipei Representative Office.
    All direct passenger flights between Taiwan and the UK are currently suspended. Certain airlines have announced that they will resume direct flights from 26 March 2021 at a reduced capacity. We encourage any passengers to contact their airline if they believe they may be impacted and to monitor advice provided by the local authorities.
    Starting from 10 April 2021, all passengers arriving directly from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days, will no longer be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine centre in Taiwan. These passengers instead will be permitted to complete the mandatory 14 day quarantine at either a designated quarantine hotel, or follow the one person per residence requirement to quarantine at their residential property. After completion, all passengers would be required to practice an additional 7 days of self-health management.
    You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information regarding entry and quarantine requirements in Taiwan. A link to the CDC’s FAQ page can be found on the CDC website.
    All passengers permitted entry into Taiwan before 10 April 2021, who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days, will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine centre. This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. Upon completion of this 14 day quarantine, all passengers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test before they are allowed to leave quarantine. An additional 7 day self-health management period is then required.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 29 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • Costs for travellers in the UK programme will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities
    • All travellers in the UK programme will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre designated by the CECC, and will not be able to request a specific location or room
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual; however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre
    • Room facilities: all rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television
    • Pre-travel arrangements: all passengers should ensure that they prepare sufficient warm clothing and personal belongings before departure
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, contact the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    The local authorities have announced that from 15 January 2021, there will be tightened quarantine measures in Taiwan, and group quarantine facilities will now be available for passengers travelling from low-risk countries. Passengers who are eligible and choose to quarantine at a private residence rather than a quarantine hotel or a group quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information.
    All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    You should arrange to take a private test. If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 450 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 9 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA). The British Office is unable to issue letters or endorsements to support any application to remain.
    *Transiting Taiwan: International airport transits are now permitted. Transiting passengers must arrive in and depart Taiwan within eight hours on flights operated by the same airline group. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or provider.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: 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.
    If individuals choose to dine at the above-mentioned public venues, as long as social distancing is maintained or partitions are installed inside those locations, masks can be temporarily removed while eating.

    *Travel in Taiwan: There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan.
    -Travelling to and from the airport: On arrival in Taiwan, you will be required to take an allocated taxi to your designated quarantine destination. For more information about self-isolation see Entry requirements. Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. Be aware that some taxi drivers may refuse to take a passenger who is not wearing a face mask.

    *Accommodation: Any passenger arriving directly from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days will be required to complete their quarantine at a designated quarantine centre. See Entry requirements. for more information.
    Due to an increased number of travellers now entering Taiwan, demand for the limited number of hotels permitted to host self-isolating travellers has increased, and you may find it difficult to find accommodation at short notice.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page.. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.
    If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.

    Read more
    09.04.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News: Travel bubble between Taiwan and Palau to begin in April (Reuters, 17.03.2021). Taiwan Railways Administration labor union strike could affect travel 2 April to 5 April (Taipei Times, 13.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Taiwan: Foreign nationals are now permitted to enter Taiwan, with the exception of tourists and social visitors. Passengers who do not hold residence visas will be required to apply for a special entry permit at their local Taipei Representative Office.
    In addition, all direct passenger flights between Taiwan and the UK are currently suspended. Certain airlines have announced that they will resume direct flights from 26 March 2021 at a reduced capacity. We encourage any passengers to contact their airline if they believe they may be impacted and to monitor advice provided by the local authorities.
    All passengers arriving directly from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days, are required to have a PCR test upon arrival in Taiwan. If the test result is negative, they are then required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine centre. A positive test will mean hospitalisation. This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. Upon completion of this 14 day quarantine, all passengers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test before they are allowed to leave quarantine. An additional 7 day self-health management period is then required.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 29 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • Costs for travellers in the UK programme will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities
    • All travellers in the UK programme will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre designated by the CECC, and will not be able to request a specific location or room
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual; however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre
    • Room facilities: all rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television
    • Pre-travel arrangements: due to it currently being winter in Taiwan, all passengers should ensure that they prepare sufficient warm clothing and personal belongings before departure
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, contact the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    The local authorities have announced that from 15 January 2021, there will be tightened quarantine measures in Taiwan, and group quarantine facilities will now be available for passengers travelling from low-risk countries. Passengers who are eligible and choose to quarantine at a private residence rather than a quarantine hotel or a group quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information.
    All passengers arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. This test needs to have taken place within three working days before the date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information:
    • the passenger’s full name as per their passport,
    • the date of birth or passport number of the traveller,
    • specimen collection date and test report date,
    • the virus name, testing method and the test result.
    Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    You should arrange to take a private test.
    If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March 2020, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 450 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus 9 automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA). The British Office is unable to issue letters or endorsements to support any application to remain.
    *Transiting Taiwan: International airport transits are now permitted. Transiting passengers must arrive in and depart Taiwan within eight hours on flights operated by the same airline group. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. For further information, you should contact your airline or provider.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: 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.
    If individuals choose to dine at the above-mentioned public venues, as long as social distancing is maintained or partitions are installed inside those locations, masks can be temporarily removed while eating.

    *Travel in Taiwan: There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan.
    -Travelling to and from the airport: On arrival in Taiwan, you will be required to take an allocated taxi to your designated quarantine destination. For more information about self-isolation see Entry requirements. Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. Be aware that some taxi drivers may refuse to take a passenger who is not wearing a face mask.

    *Accommodation: Any passenger arriving directly from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days will be required to complete their quarantine at a designated quarantine centre. See Entry requirements. for more information.
    Due to an increased number of travellers now entering Taiwan, demand for the limited number of hotels permitted to host self-isolating travellers has increased, and you may find it difficult to find accommodation at short notice.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page.. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.
    If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.

    Read more
    22.03.2021
  • Taiwan Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) Taiwan will partially lift restrictions on the entry of foreign visitors starting from March 1, as well as allow transit flights through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday.

    Under the new policy, foreign nationals without residency permits will be allowed to enter Taiwan for reasons excluding tourism, as long as they receive advance permission from Taiwan’s overseas representative offices, the CECC said.

    Indonesian migrant workers will continue to be banned entry, however, as the Ministry of Labor has not yet reached an agreement with the Indonesian government on issues related to their entry, the CECC said.

    In the case of Chinese nationals, those with Taiwan residency, their spouses and children will be allowed entry. Chinese nationals can also enter Taiwan for humanitarian reasons, medical purposes or if they are students.

    The same applies to Hong Kong and Macau residents, but employees of international companies who have been transferred to Taiwan and must fulfill business contracts, will be admitted as well, according to the CECC.

    Taiwan will also continue to give consideration on a case-by-case basis to people from China, Hong Kong and Macau who apply to enter under special circumstances.

    Non-Taiwanese residents planning to visit for medical purposes must cooperate with a local hospital and come up with a treatment plan that must be approved by the Ministry of Health and Welfare before they can come to Taiwan, according to the CECC.

    Currently, Taiwan has strict entry requirements that were put into place on Jan. 1 in view of a new variant of the COVID-19 virus that was found to be more transmissible.

    The new policy that will come into effect on March 1 essentially restores the approach that was in place prior to Jan. 1.

    Read more
    28.02.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News: Government bans entry of non-resident travelers because of COVID-19 concerns (Kyodo News, 31.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Taiwan: Since 1 January 2021, foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Taiwan. The local authorities have confirmed that resident visa holders, diplomats, business passengers with special entry permits and spouses and children of Taiwanese nationals are exempt from this restriction. Please refer to your local Taipei Representative Office for further information regarding obtaining travel exemption permissions.
    In addition, all direct passenger flights between Taiwan and the UK have been suspended until at least the end of February. We encourage any passengers to contact their airline if they believe they may be impacted and to monitor advice provided by the local authorities.
    All passengers arriving directly from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days, are required to have a PCR test upon arrival in Taiwan. If the test result is negative, they are then required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine centre. A positive test will mean hospitalisation. This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. Upon completion of this 14 day quarantine, all passengers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test before they are allowed to leave quarantine. An additional 7 day self-health management period is then required.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 29 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan;
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC);
    • Costs for travellers in the UK programme will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities;
    • All travellers in the UK programme will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre designated by the CECC, and will not be able to request a specific location or room;
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there;
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre;
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual; however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question;
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual;
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre;
    • Room facilities: all rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television;
    • Pre-travel arrangements: due to it currently being winter in Taiwan, all passengers should ensure that they prepare sufficient warm clothing and personal belongings before departure.
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, contact the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) .
    The local authorities have announced that from 15 January 2021, there will be tightened quarantine measures in Taiwan, and group quarantine facilities will now be available for passengers travelling from low-risk countries. Passengers who are eligible and choose to quarantine at a private residence rather than a quarantine hotel or a group quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information .
    From 1 December 2020 to 28 February 2021 all passengers, regardless of nationality or travel purpose, arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure.
    The test needs to have taken place within three working days before their date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information: the passenger’s full name as per their passport, the date of birth or passport number of the traveller, specimen collection date and test report date, the virus name, testing method and the test result. Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) . If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 390 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus seven automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA) . The British Office is unable to issue letters or endorsements to support any application to remain.
    -Transiting Taiwan: From 1 January 2021, transit passenger flights will be suspended in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. or further information, you should contact your airline or travel provider.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: 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.
    If individuals choose to dine at the above-mentioned public venues, as long as social distancing is maintained or partitions are installed inside those locations, masks can be temporarily removed while eating.

    *Travel in Taiwan: There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan.
    -Travelling to and from the airport: On arrival in Taiwan, you will be required to take an allocated taxi to your designated quarantine destination. For more information about self-isolation see Entry requirements. Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. Be aware that some taxi drivers may refuse to take a passenger who is not wearing a face mask.

    *Accommodation: Any passenger arriving directly from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days will be required to complete their quarantine at a designated quarantine centre. See Entry requirements. for more information.
    Due to an increased number of travellers now entering Taiwan, demand for the limited number of hotels permitted to host self-isolating travellers has increased, and you may find it difficult to find accommodation at short notice.
    For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page.. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website.
    If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.

    Read more
    02.02.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News: Government bans entry of non-resident travelers because of COVID-19 concerns (Kyodo News, 31.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Taiwan: Since 1 January 2021, foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Taiwan. The local authorities have confirmed that resident visa holders, diplomats, business passengers with special entry permits and spouses and children of Taiwanese nationals are exempt from this restriction. Please refer to your local Taipei Representative Office for further information regarding obtaining travel exemption permissions.
    In addition, all direct passenger flights between Taiwan and the UK have been suspended until at least the end of February. We encourage any passengers to contact their airline if they believe they may be impacted and to monitor advice provided by the local authorities.
    All passengers arriving directly from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days, are required to have a PCR test upon arrival in Taiwan. If the test result is negative, they are then required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine centre. A positive test will mean hospitalisation. This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. Upon completion of this 14 day quarantine, all passengers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test before they are allowed to leave quarantine. An additional 7 day self-health management period is then required.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 29 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan;
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC);
    • Costs for travellers in the UK programme will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities;
    • All travellers in the UK programme will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre designated by the CECC, and will not be able to request a specific location or room;
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there;
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre;
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual; however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question;
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual;
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre;
    • Room facilities: all rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television;
    • Pre-travel arrangements: due to it currently being winter in Taiwan, all passengers should ensure that they prepare sufficient warm clothing and personal belongings before departure.
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, contact the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) .
    The local authorities have announced that from 15 January 2021, there will be tightened quarantine measures in Taiwan, and group quarantine facilities will now be available for passengers travelling from low-risk countries. Passengers who are eligible and choose to quarantine at a private residence rather than a quarantine hotel or a group quarantine facility will be required to declare that their residence complies with quarantine requirements. You should refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for further information .
    From 1 December 2020 to 28 February 2021 all passengers, regardless of nationality or travel purpose, arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure.
    The test needs to have taken place within three working days before their date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information: the passenger’s full name as per their passport, the date of birth or passport number of the traveller, specimen collection date and test report date, the virus name, testing method and the test result. Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) . If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 390 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus seven automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all British nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA) . The British Office is unable to issue letters or endorsements to support any application to remain.
    -Transiting Taiwan: From 1 January 2021, transit passenger flights will be suspended in Taiwan. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. or further information, you should contact your airline or travel provider.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: 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. If individuals choose to dine at the above-mentioned public venues, as long as social distancing is maintained or partitions are installed inside those locations, masks can be temporarily removed while eating.
    *Travel in Taiwan: There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan.
    -Travelling to and from the airport: On arrival in Taiwan, you will be required to take an allocated taxi to your designated quarantine destination. Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. Be aware that some taxi drivers may refuse to take a passenger who is not wearing a face mask.
    *Accommodation: Any passenger arriving directly from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days will be required to complete their quarantine at a designated quarantine centre. Due to an increased number of travellers now entering Taiwan, demand for the limited number of hotels permitted to host self-isolating travellers has increased, and you may find it difficult to find accommodation at short notice. For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website. If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.

    Read more
    21.01.2021
  • Taiwan Latest News: Government bans entry of non-resident travelers because of COVID-19 concerns (Kyodo News, 31.12.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Taiwan: From 1 January 2021, foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Taiwan. The local authorities have confirmed that resident visa holders, diplomats, business passengers with special entry permits and spouses and children of Taiwanese nationals will be exempt from this restriction. Please refer to your local Taipei Representative Office for further information regarding obtaining travel exemption permissions.
    In addition, all direct passenger flights between Taiwan and the UK will be suspended. We encourage any passengers to contact their airline if they believe they may be impacted and to monitor advice provided by the local authorities.
    Any passengers who arrived in Taiwan between 13 and 22 December 2020 who have spent time in the UK in the previous 14 days, will be contacted by Taiwan’s CDC or the local health authority to take a COVID-19 test at the end of their quarantine period, or immediately if they have already left quarantine. There will be no charge for the test itself; however, those affected will need to pay for any related fees depending on their individual circumstances, including whether or not they are enrolled in Taiwan’s National Health Insurance scheme.
    Since 23 December 2020, all passengers arriving directly from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days, are required to have a PCR test upon arrival in Taiwan. If the test result is negative, they are then required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine centre. A positive test will mean hospitalisation. This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. Upon completion of this 14 day quarantine, all passengers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test before they are allowed to leave quarantine. An additional 7 day self-health management period is then required.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:
    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 29 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan.
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    • Costs for travellers in the UK programme will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities.
    • All travellers in the UK programme will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre designated by the CECC, and will not be able to request a specific location or room.
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there.
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre.
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual, however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question.
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual.
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre.
    • Room facilities: All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television.
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, please contact the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

    From 1 December 2020 to 28 February 2021 all passengers, regardless of nationality or travel purpose, arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure.
    The test needs to have taken place within three working days before their date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information: the passenger’s full name as per their passport, the date of birth or passport number of the traveller, specimen collection date and test report date, the virus name, testing method and the test result. Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.

    The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 330 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus five automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *Transiting Taiwan: Foreign passengers, including people from Hong Kong and Macau, are allowed to transit through Taoyuan International Airport. Holders of People’s Republic of China (PRC) passports are not be permitted to transit in Taiwan. Those transiting will need to board connecting flights of the same airline company they fly in on. Transits must last less than 8 hours. Transit passengers, who need to wait for more than one hour, will remain separate from other passengers and stay in a separate area. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. Not all airlines are permitted to transit through Taiwan. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel provider.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: 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 worship 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. If individuals choose to dine at the above-mentioned public venues, as long as social distancing is maintained or partitions are installed inside those locations, masks can be temporarily removed while eating.
    *Travel in Taiwan: There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan.
    *Travelling to and from the airport: On arrival in Taiwan, you will be required to take an allocated taxi to your self-isolation destination. For more information about self-isolation see Entry requirements.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. Be aware that some taxi drivers may refuse to take a passenger who is not wearing a face mask.
    *Accommodation: Only a limited number of designated quarantine hotels may host self-isolating travellers. If you are planning to stay in a hotel to complete the self-isolation period, you should confirm that a room is available and that it meets your requirements prior to travelling. Due to an increased number of travellers now entering Taiwan, demand for the limited number of hotels permitted to host self-isolating travellers has increased, and you may find it difficult to find accommodation at short notice. For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website. If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.

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    01.01.2021
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    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Taiwan: From 1 January 2021, foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Taiwan. The local authorities have confirmed that resident visa holders, diplomats, business passengers with special entry permits and spouses and children of Taiwanese nationals will be exempt from this restriction. Please refer to your local Taipei Representative Office for further information regarding obtaining travel exemption permissions. In addition, all direct passenger flights between Taiwan and the UK will be suspended. We encourage any passengers to contact their airline if they believe they may be impacted and to monitor advice provided by the local authorities.
    Since 23 December 2020, all passengers arriving directly from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days, are required to have a PCR test upon arrival in Taiwan. If the test result is negative, they are then required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine centre. A positive test will mean hospitalisation. This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. Upon completion of this 14 day quarantine, all passengers are required to provide a negative COVID-19 test before they are allowed to leave quarantine. An additional 7 day self-health management period is then required.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres:

    • Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 29 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan.
    • Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    • Costs for travellers in the UK programme will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities.
    • All travellers in the UK programme will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre designated by the CECC, and will not be able to request a specific location or room.
    • Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there.
    • You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre.
    • In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual, however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question.
    • Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual.
    • Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre.
    • Room facilities: All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a kettle and a television.
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, please contact the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

    From 1 December 2020 to 28 February 2021 all passengers, regardless of nationality or travel purpose, arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure.
    The test needs to have taken place within three working days before their date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information: the passenger’s full name as per their passport, the date of birth or passport number of the traveller, specimen collection date and test report date, the virus name, testing method and the test result. Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges.
    Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements.
    If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.

    The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 330 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus five automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *Transiting Taiwan: Foreign passengers, including people from Hong Kong and Macau, are allowed to transit through Taoyuan International Airport. Holders of People’s Republic of China (PRC) passports are not be permitted to transit in Taiwan. Those transiting will need to board connecting flights of the same airline company they fly in on. Transits must last less than 8 hours. Transit passengers, who need to wait for more than one hour, will remain separate from other passengers and stay in a separate area. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. Not all airlines are permitted to transit through Taiwan. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel provider.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: 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 worship 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. If individuals choose to dine at the above-mentioned public venues, as long as social distancing is maintained or partitions are installed inside those locations, masks can be temporarily removed while eating.
    *Travel in Taiwan: There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan.
    *Travelling to and from the airport: On arrival in Taiwan, you will be required to take an allocated taxi to your self-isolation destination. For more information about self-isolation see Entry requirements.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. Be aware that some taxi drivers may refuse to take a passenger who is not wearing a face mask.
    *Accommodation: Only a limited number of designated quarantine hotels may host self-isolating travellers. If you are planning to stay in a hotel to complete the self-isolation period, you should confirm that a room is available and that it meets your requirements prior to travelling. Due to an increased number of travellers now entering Taiwan, demand for the limited number of hotels permitted to host self-isolating travellers has increased, and you may find it difficult to find accommodation at short notice. For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website. If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.

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    30.12.2020
  • Taiwan Latest News: Taiwan and Belize have agreed on an open skies policy that allows bilateral flight services (Focus Taiwan, 30.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Taiwan: From 23 December 2020, all passengers arriving directly from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days, will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine centre. This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. Upon completion of this 14 day quarantine, all passengers will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test before they are allowed to leave quarantine. All associated quarantine costs are self-funded. An additional 7 day self-health management period will then be required. Passengers arriving before 23 December 2020 will be permitted to continue their mandatory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel, or in their homes if they are residents.
    The Taiwanese authorities have provided the following information about the quarantine centres: Quarantine centres are designated locations selected by the Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC). Designated locations include: Government owned facilities, student dorms and hotels. There are currently a total of 29 quarantine centres located across northern, central and southern Taiwan.
    Upon arrival in Taiwan, transportation will be arranged by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    Costs for travellers in the UK programme will be paid for by the Taiwan authorities.
    All travellers in the UK programme will be transferred to a Quarantine Centre designated by the CECC, and will not be able to request a specific location or room.
    Quarantine centres provide 3 meals per day. Meals will be delivered to people’s rooms and consumed there.
    You will not be allowed to leave your room or go into another individual’s room during this period. In a case of an emergency, all individuals must follow the instructions provided by the quarantine centre.
    In principle, only 1 person is allowed per room. For young children under the age of 12, and individuals who may require health and medical care, one family member would be allowed to stay in the same room with this individual, however, masks must be worn at all times. Requests for exemptions will be reviewed by the quarantine centre in question.
    Relatives are not allowed to have physical contact with any individual during quarantine; however, they would be able to deliver packages to the individual by handing this to the reception staff at the quarantine centre. This would then be passed to the individual.
    Due to safety concerns the following items are not accepted: fresh products including fruit and vegetables, high power-consuming electronic appliances and other dangerous items such as lighters and knifes. Alcohol consumption and smoking is prohibited in the quarantine centre.
    Room facilities: All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi and a Television.
    If you have any questions regarding the quarantine centres, please contact the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

    In addition, from 23 December 2020, the frequency of direct flights from the UK to Taiwan will be reduced. Any passengers should contact their airline directly if they believe they may be impacted. From 1 December 2020 to 28 February 2021 all passengers, regardless of nationality or travel purpose, arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. The test needs to have taken place within three working days before their date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information: the passenger’s full name as per their passport, the date of birth or passport number of the traveller, specimen collection date and test report date, the virus name, testing method and the test result. Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges. Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements. Foreign nationals are permitted to enter Taiwan provided they are not entering for tourism or to visit friends. There are currently no visa waivers for visitors to Taiwan. Before you travel you should apply for a visa to enter Taiwan. This can be done at the Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in the country from which you plan to travel. The rules on who can enter Taiwan may change at short notice, so you should contact the TRO for the latest information.
    If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 330 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus five automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *Transiting Taiwan: Foreign passengers, including people from Hong Kong and Macau, are allowed to transit through Taoyuan International Airport. Holders of People’s Republic of China (PRC) passports are not be permitted to transit in Taiwan. Those transiting will need to board connecting flights of the same airline company they fly in on. Transits must last less than 8 hours. Transit passengers, who need to wait for more than one hour, will remain separate from other passengers and stay in a separate area. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. Not all airlines are permitted to transit through Taiwan. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel provider.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: 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 worship 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. If individuals choose to dine at the above-mentioned public venues, as long as social distancing is maintained or partitions are installed inside those locations, masks can be temporarily removed while eating.
    *Travel in Taiwan: There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan.
    *Travelling to and from the airport: On arrival in Taiwan, you will be required to take an allocated taxi to your self-isolation destination. For more information about self-isolation see Entry requirements.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. Be aware that some taxi drivers may refuse to take a passenger who is not wearing a face mask.
    *Accommodation: Only a limited number of designated quarantine hotels may host self-isolating travellers. If you are planning to stay in a hotel to complete the self-isolation period, you should confirm that a room is available and that it meets your requirements prior to travelling. Due to an increased number of travellers now entering Taiwan, demand for the limited number of hotels permitted to host self-isolating travellers has increased, and you may find it difficult to find accommodation at short notice. For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website. If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.

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    24.12.2020
  • Taiwan Latest News: Taiwan and Belize have agreed on an open skies policy that allows bilateral flight services (Focus Taiwan, 30.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Taiwan: From 23 December 2020, all passengers arriving directly from the UK, or those who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days, will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine centre. This applies to all nationalities and is irrespective of the purpose of travel. Upon completion of this 14 day quarantine, all passengers will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test before they are allowed to leave quarantine. All associated quarantine costs are self-funded. An additional 7 day self-health management period will then be required. Passengers arriving before 23 December 2020 will be permitted to continue their mandatory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel, or in their homes if they are residents. In addition, from 23 December 2020, the frequency of direct flights from the UK to Taiwan will be reduced. Any passengers should contact their airline directly if they believe they may be impacted. From 1 December 2020 to 28 February 2021 all passengers, regardless of nationality or travel purpose, arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. The test needs to have taken place within three working days before their date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information: the passenger’s full name as per their passport, the date of birth or passport number of the traveller, specimen collection date and test report date, the virus name, testing method and the test result. Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted.
    Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges. Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements. Foreign nationals are permitted to enter Taiwan provided they are not entering for tourism or to visit friends. There are currently no visa waivers for visitors to Taiwan. Before you travel you should apply for a visa to enter Taiwan. This can be done at the Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in the country from which you plan to travel. The rules on who can enter Taiwan may change at short notice, so you should contact the TRO for the latest information.
    If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice.
    The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods. The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 330 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus five automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    *Transiting Taiwan: Foreign passengers, including people from Hong Kong and Macau, are allowed to transit through Taoyuan International Airport. Holders of People’s Republic of China (PRC) passports are not be permitted to transit in Taiwan. Those transiting will need to board connecting flights of the same airline company they fly in on. Transits must last less than 8 hours. Transit passengers, who need to wait for more than one hour, will remain separate from other passengers and stay in a separate area. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. Not all airlines are permitted to transit through Taiwan. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel provider.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: 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 worship 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. If individuals choose to dine at the above-mentioned public venues, as long as social distancing is maintained or partitions are installed inside those locations, masks can be temporarily removed while eating.
    *Travel in Taiwan: There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan.
    *Travelling to and from the airport: On arrival in Taiwan, you will be required to take an allocated taxi to your self-isolation destination. For more information about self-isolation see Entry requirements.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. Be aware that some taxi drivers may refuse to take a passenger who is not wearing a face mask.
    *Accommodation: Only a limited number of designated quarantine hotels may host self-isolating travellers. If you are planning to stay in a hotel to complete the self-isolation period, you should confirm that a room is available and that it meets your requirements prior to travelling. Due to an increased number of travellers now entering Taiwan, demand for the limited number of hotels permitted to host self-isolating travellers has increased, and you may find it difficult to find accommodation at short notice. For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website. If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.

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    22.12.2020
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    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Taiwan: From 9 November all passengers arriving into Taiwan must declare if they have had COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days. If you report symptoms you must have a PCR test at the airport or a hospital immediately after entry into Taiwan. If you test negative you must have a second test after 24 hours. You will have to wait for both results at a designated quarantine centre. If you have two negative results you will be able to leave the quarantine centre and carry out your 14 day self-isolation at your home, if appropriate, or in a designated quarantine hotel. A positive test will mean hospitalisation.
    From 1 December 2020 to 28 February 2021 all passengers, regardless of nationality or travel purpose, arriving or transiting in Taiwan are required to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to be able to board their flight to Taiwan. Any exemption due to exceptional circumstances will require prior approval before departure. The test needs to have taken place within three working days before their date of departure. Test Certificates of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR must be issued by a recognised medical institution in the country of departure and include the following information: the passenger’s full name as per their passport, the date of birth or passport number of the traveller, specimen collection date and test report date, the virus name, testing method and the test result. Test Certificates are required to be produced in either English or Chinese; however, in situations where the passenger provides a certificate in either French or Spanish, if the certificate is in the official language of the place of departure, and ground personnel of the airline are able to assist with the inspection of the content, the certificate may be accepted. Anyone found to provide false or incorrect test results, or evade or obstruct the quarantine measures, may face a fine of between NT$10,000 to NT$150,000 and further criminal charges. Refer to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control for further information regarding Test Exemptions, Test Certificates and COVID-19 test requirements. Foreign nationals are permitted to enter Taiwan provided they are not entering for tourism or to visit friends. There are currently no visa waivers for visitors to Taiwan. Before you travel you should apply for a visa to enter Taiwan. This can be done at the Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in the country from which you plan to travel. The rules on who can enter Taiwan may change at short notice, so you should contact the TRO for the latest information. If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111. If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO) or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed, so may change at short notice. The Taiwanese authorities announced in March that travellers already in Taiwan who arrived under a visa waiver, visitor visa or landing visa before 21 March, and had not overstayed their entry conditions, would be granted an automatic 30-day extension of their stay. This has now been extended by further 30 day periods.The extension will be applied automatically, no application is required. Your total period of stay, including extensions, cannot exceed 330 days (comprised of 180 days on a visitor visa, plus five automatic 30 day extensions). For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA).
    If you arrived after 21 March 2020, your maximum stay is determined by your visa. If you wish to stay over 180 days, you may apply to do so if you have a legitimate reason for needing to remain in Taiwan or are unable to leave. Restrictions apply and not all foreign nationals will be eligible. You cannot apply more than 15 days before the 180 day point. For more information, you should contact the National Immigration Agency (NIA) .
    *Quarantine requirements: All airline passengers entering Taiwan are required to fill in a health declaration which includes travel history for the preceding 14 days. On arrival in Taiwan you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Local authorities monitor those self-isolating, and there are financial penalties for anyone breaching the law. In addition to completing a health declaration on arrival, you may be asked to install a local SIM card if you do not already have one. Mobile phone location monitoring will be used as part of the quarantine management process by local authorities.
    You will be required to provide temperature and health status updates to local authorities during self-isolation. Travellers from countries and territories that are designated as low risk by the local authorities may be permitted to self-isolate for a period less than 14 days. You should check the current regulations before you travel with the Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in the country you plan to travel from.
    *Transiting Taiwan: Foreign passengers, including people from Hong Kong and Macau, are allowed to transit through Taoyuan International Airport. Holders of People’s Republic of China (PRC) passports are not be permitted to transit in Taiwan. Those transiting will need to board connecting flights of the same airline company they fly in on. Transits must last less than 8 hours. Transit passengers, who need to wait for more than one hour, will remain separate from other passengers and stay in a separate area. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. Not all airlines are permitted to transit through Taiwan. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel provider.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: 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 worship 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. If individuals choose to dine at the above-mentioned public venues, as long as social distancing is maintained or partitions are installed inside those locations, masks can be temporarily removed while eating.
    *Travel in Taiwan: There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan.
    *Travelling to and from the airport: On arrival in Taiwan, you will be required to take an allocated taxi to your self-isolation destination. For more information about self-isolation see Entry requirements.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. Be aware that some taxi drivers may refuse to take a passenger who is not wearing a face mask.
    *Accommodation: Only a limited number of designated quarantine hotels may host self-isolating travellers. If you are planning to stay in a hotel to complete the self-isolation period, you should confirm that a room is available and that it meets your requirements prior to travelling. Due to an increased number of travellers now entering Taiwan, demand for the limited number of hotels permitted to host self-isolating travellers has increased, and you may find it difficult to find accommodation at short notice. For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website. If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.

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    02.12.2020
  • Taiwan Latest News: Taiwan and Belize have agreed on an open skies policy that allows bilateral flight services (Focus Taiwan, 30.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    From 9 November all passengers arriving into Taiwan must declare if they have had COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days. If you report symptoms you must have a PCR test at the airport or a hospital immediately after entry into Taiwan. If you test negative you must have a second test after 24 hours. You will have to wait for both results at a designated quarantine centre. If you have two negative results you will be able to leave the quarantine centre and carry out your 14 day self-isolation at your home, if appropriate, or in a designated quarantine hotel. A positive test will mean hospitalisation.
    Foreign nationals are permitted to enter Taiwan provided they are not entering for study, tourism or to visit friends.
    Foreign nationals entering Taiwan must provide a negative COVID-19 test report completed within three working days prior to boarding their entry flight. The type of test required is a RT-PCR test. The certificate with the test result should be in English. You should confirm that the test you intend to take, and the certificate you will receive, meets the requirements set by the authorities in Taiwan. If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. The requirement to provide a negative COVID-19 test report does not apply to returning ARC and APRC holders. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    Quarantine requirements – All airline passengers entering Taiwan are required to fill in a health declaration which includes travel history for the preceding 14 days. On arrival in Taiwan you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Local authorities monitor those self-isolating, and there are financial penalties for anyone breaching the law. In addition to completing a health declaration on arrival, you may be asked to install a local SIM card if you do not already have one. Mobile phone location monitoring will be used as part of the quarantine management process by local authorities. You will be required to provide temperature and health status updates to local authorities during self-isolation. Travellers from countries and territories that are designated as low risk by the local authorities may be permitted to self-isolate for a period less than 14 days. You should check the current regulations before you travel with the Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in the country you plan to travel from. Travellers from the United Kingdom are required to complete the 14-day quarantine period.
    Transiting Taiwan – New rules allowing transits are in place. Foreign passengers, including people from Hong Kong and Macau, are allowed to transit through Taoyuan International Airport. Holders of People’s Republic of China (PRC) passports are not be permitted to transit in Taiwan. Those transiting will need to board connecting flights of the same airline company they fly in on. Transits must last less than 8 hours. Transit passengers, who need to wait for more than one hour, will remain separate from other passengers and stay in a separate area. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. Not all airlines are permitted to transit through Taiwan.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: 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 worship 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. If individuals choose to dine at the above-mentioned public venues, as long as social distancing is maintained or partitions are installed inside those locations, masks can be temporarily removed while eating.
    *Travel in Taiwan: There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan.
    *Travelling to and from the airport: On arrival in Taiwan, you will be required to take an allocated taxi to your self-isolation destination. For more information about self-isolation see Entry requirements.
    Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. Be aware that some taxi drivers may refuse to take a passenger who is not wearing a face mask.
    *Accommodation: Only a limited number of designated quarantine hotels may host self-isolating travellers. If you are planning to stay in a hotel to complete the self-isolation period, you should confirm that a room is available and that it meets your requirements prior to travelling. Due to an increased number of travellers now entering Taiwan, demand for the limited number of hotels permitted to host self-isolating travellers has increased, and you may find it difficult to find accommodation at short notice. For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website. If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.

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    30.11.2020
  • Taiwan Latest News: Taiwan and Belize have agreed on an open skies policy that allows bilateral flight services (Focus Taiwan, 30.09.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    From 9 November all passengers arriving into Taiwan must declare if they have had COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days. If you report symptoms you must have a PCR test at the airport or a hospital immediately after entry into Taiwan. If you test negative you must have a second test after 24 hours. You will have to wait for both results at a designated quarantine centre. If you have two negative results you will be able to leave the quarantine centre and carry out your 14 day self-isolation at your home, if appropriate, or in a designated quarantine hotel. A positive test will mean hospitalisation.
    Foreign nationals are permitted to enter Taiwan provided they are not entering for study, tourism or to visit friends.
    Foreign nationals entering Taiwan must provide a negative COVID-19 test report completed within three working days prior to boarding their entry flight. The type of test required is a RT-PCR test. The certificate with the test result should be in English. You should confirm that the test you intend to take, and the certificate you will receive, meets the requirements set by the authorities in Taiwan. If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. The requirement to provide a negative COVID-19 test report does not apply to returning ARC and APRC holders. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    Quarantine requirements – All airline passengers entering Taiwan are required to fill in a health declaration which includes travel history for the preceding 14 days. On arrival in Taiwan you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Local authorities monitor those self-isolating, and there are financial penalties for anyone breaching the law. In addition to completing a health declaration on arrival, you may be asked to install a local SIM card if you do not already have one. Mobile phone location monitoring will be used as part of the quarantine management process by local authorities. You will be required to provide temperature and health status updates to local authorities during self-isolation. Travellers from countries and territories that are designated as low risk by the local authorities may be permitted to self-isolate for a period less than 14 days. You should check the current regulations before you travel with the Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in the country you plan to travel from. Travellers from the United Kingdom are required to complete the 14-day quarantine period.
    Transiting Taiwan – New rules allowing transits are in place. Foreign passengers, including people from Hong Kong and Macau, are allowed to transit through Taoyuan International Airport. Holders of People’s Republic of China (PRC) passports are not be permitted to transit in Taiwan. Those transiting will need to board connecting flights of the same airline company they fly in on. Transits must last less than 8 hours. Transit passengers, who need to wait for more than one hour, will remain separate from other passengers and stay in a separate area. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. Not all airlines are permitted to transit through Taiwan.

    Internal Restrictions:
    There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan. On arrival in Taiwan, you will be required to take an allocated taxi to your self-isolation destination. Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. Be aware that some taxi drivers may refuse to take a passenger who is not wearing a face mask. Only a limited number of designated quarantine hotels may host self-isolating travellers. If you are planning to stay in a hotel to complete the self-isolation period, you should confirm that a room is available and that it meets your requirements prior to travelling. Due to an increased number of travellers now entering Taiwan, demand for the limited number of hotels permitted to host self-isolating travellers has increased, and you may find it difficult to find accommodation at short notice. For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page here. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website. If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.
    Face masks must be worn on public transportation. There is no general requirement to wear a face mask in public. Some shops and locations may restrict entry to those wearing face masks. Temperature checks are in operation in many locations.

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    06.11.2020
  • Taiwan *****International Restrictions:
    Foreign nationals entering Taiwan must provide a negative COVID-19 test report completed within three working days prior to boarding their entry flight. The type of test required is a RT-PCR test. The certificate with the test result should be in English. You should confirm that the test you intend to take, and the certificate you will receive, meets the requirements set by the authorities in Taiwan. If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. The requirement to provide a negative COVID-19 test report does not apply to returning ARC and APRC holders. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) [https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En]. If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on 0800-024-111.
    All airline passengers entering Taiwan are required to fill in a health declaration which includes travel history for the preceding 14 days. On arrival in Taiwan you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Local authorities monitor those self-isolating, and there are financial penalties for anyone breaching the law. In addition to completing a health declaration on arrival, you may be asked to install a local SIM card if you do not already have one. Mobile phone location monitoring will be used as part of the quarantine management process by local authorities. You will be required to provide temperature and health status updates to local authorities during self-isolation. Travellers from countries and territories that are designated as low risk by the local authorities may be permitted to self-isolate for a period less than 14 days. You should check the current regulations before you travel with the Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in the country you plan to travel from. Travellers from the United Kingdom are required to complete the 14-day quarantine period.
    New rules allowing transits are in place. Foreign passengers, including people from Hong Kong and Macau, are allowed to transit through Taoyuan International Airport. Holders of People’s Republic of China (PRC) passports are not be permitted to transit in Taiwan. Those transiting will need to board connecting flights of the same airline company they fly in on. Transits must last less than 8 hours. Transit passengers, who need to wait for more than one hour, will remain separate from other passengers and stay in a separate area. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. Not all airlines are permitted to transit through Taiwan.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan. On arrival in Taiwan, you will be required to take an allocated taxi to your self-isolation destination. Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. Be aware that some taxi drivers may refuse to take a passenger who is not wearing a face mask. Only a limited number of designated quarantine hotels may host self-isolating travellers. If you are planning to stay in a hotel to complete the self-isolation period, you should confirm that a room is available and that it meets your requirements prior to travelling. Due to an increased number of travellers now entering Taiwan, demand for the limited number of hotels permitted to host self-isolating travellers has increased, and you may find it difficult to find accommodation at short notice. For a list of designated quarantine hotels in Taipei, please visit Taipei City Government’s FAQ page [https://english.gov.taipei/News_Content.aspx?n=A0EDC3930FBE7EFC&sms=5B794C46F3CDE718&s=6CBBBD4737D9391D]. If you are planning to stay in a hotel outside of Taipei, you may need to contact the local authority in that area prior to booking or making final arrangements. For more information and contact details, please visit the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s ‘Taiwan Stay’ website. [https://taiwan.taiwanstay.net.tw/covhotel/]. If you have access to private accommodation in Taiwan, you may choose to self-isolate there rather than in a hotel. You should confirm that you will be permitted to self-isolate in your preferred accommodation before travelling.
    Face masks must be worn on public transportation. There is no general requirement to wear a face mask in public. Some shops and locations may restrict entry to those wearing face masks. Temperature checks are in operation in many locations.

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    13.07.2020
  • Taiwan
    *****International Restrictions:
    Foreign nationals are permitted to enter Taiwan provided they are not entering for tourism or to visit friends. There are currently no visa waivers for visitors to Taiwan. Before you travel you should apply for a visa to enter Taiwan. This can be done at the Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in the country from which you plan to travel. Foreign nationals entering Taiwan must provide a negative COVID-19 test report completed within three working days prior to boarding their entry flight. The type of test required is a RT-PCR test. The certificate with the test result should be in English. You should confirm that the test you intend to take, and the certificate you will receive, meets the requirements set by the authorities in Taiwan.
    If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. The requirement to provide a negative COVID-19 test report does not apply to returning ARC and APRC holders. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information
    Transit: New rules allowing transits are in place. Foreign passengers, including people from Hong Kong and Macau, are allowed to transit through Taoyuan International Airport. Holders of People’s Republic of China (PRC) passports are not be permitted to transit in Taiwan. Those transiting will need to board connecting flights of the same airline company they fly in on. Transits must last less than 8 hours. Transit passengers, who need to wait for more than one hour, will remain separate from other passengers and stay in a separate area. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. Not all airlines are permitted to transit through Taiwan. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel provider.
    All airline passengers entering Taiwan are required to fill in a health declaration which includes travel history for the preceding 14 days. On arrival in Taiwan you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Local authorities monitor those self-isolating, and there are financial penalties for anyone breaching the law. In addition to completing a health declaration on arrival, you may be asked to install a local SIM card if you do not already have one. Mobile phone location monitoring will be used as part of the quarantine management process by local authorities. You will be required to provide temperature and health status updates to local authorities during self-isolation. Travellers from countries and territories that are designated as low risk by the local authorities may be permitted to self-isolate for a period less than 14 days.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan. Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. Be aware that some taxi drivers may refuse to take a passenger who is not wearing a face mask. If you are granted permission to enter Taiwan, you may find it difficult to find a hotel that will accept travellers required to self-isolate. You should confirm with your hotel provider that they are able to offer accommodation to someone required to self-isolate for 14 days before you travel. Facemasks must be worn on public transportation.

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    06.07.2020
  • Taiwan Starting 25 June international air passengers will be allowed to transit through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Transits will be allowed only for connecting flights and for a maximum stopover time of eight hours. (Focus Taiwan, 24.06.2020)
    Taiwan is planning to reduce the quarantine period for visitors arriving on short-term business trips. Business travelers on two- or three-day trips, arriving from countries such as New Zealand, which are at extremely low risk for COVID-19, will be required to remain in quarantine for five days instead of two weeks. At the end of the five-day quarantine, the visitors will be tested for COVID-19 at their own expense and released once they test negative. Short-term business travelers from countries with relatively high risk of COVID-19 will be quarantined for 10 days, after which the procedure will be the same. Business people from countries where COVID-19 is not under control or who intend to stay longer than three days will be required to follow the current 14-day quarantine regulations. (Focus Taiwan, 20.05.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    From 29 June foreign nationals will be permitted to enter Taiwan provided they are not entering for tourism or to visit friends. You will need to apply for a visa before travelling. Foreign nationals entering Taiwan must provide a negative COVID-19 test report completed three days prior to boarding. There are currently no visa waivers for visitors to Taiwan. Before you travel you should apply for a visa to enter Taiwan. This can be done at the Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in the country from which you plan to travel. If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. The requirement to provide a negative COVID-19 test report also applies to returning ARC and APRC holders. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) [https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En]. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed so may change at short notice.
    All airline passengers entering Taiwan are required to fill in a health declaration which includes travel history for the preceding 14 days. On arrival in Taiwan you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Local authorities monitor those self-isolating, and there are financial penalties for anyone breaching the law. Travellers from countries and territories that are designated as low risk by the local authorities may be permitted to self-isolate for a period less than 14 days. You should check the current regulations before you travel with the Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in the country you plan to travel from. Travellers from the United Kingdom are required to complete the 14-day quarantine period.

    Transit: From 25 June, new rules allowing transits come into force. Foreign passengers, including people from Hong Kong and Macau, will be allowed to transit through Taoyuan International Airport. Holders of People’s Republic of China (PRC) passports will not be permitted to transit in Taiwan.Those transiting will need to board connecting flights of the same airline company they fly in on. Transits must last less than 8 hours. Transit passengers, who need to wait for more than one hour, will remain separate from other passengers and stay in a separate area. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. Not all airlines are permitted to transit through Taiwan.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan. Taxis and public transport systems are operating normally in Taiwan. The wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport. If you use public transport and are not wearing a face mask, you may be fined up to NT$15,000. Be aware that some taxi drivers may refuse to take a passenger who is not wearing a face mask. If you are granted permission to enter Taiwan, you may find it difficult to find a hotel that will accept travellers required to self-isolate. You should confirm with your hotel provider that they are able to offer accommodation to someone required to self-isolate for 14 days before you travel. Facemasks must be worn on public transportation.

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    02.07.2020
  • Taiwan Starting 25 June international air passengers will be allowed to transit through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Transits will be allowed only for connecting flights and for a maximum stopover time of eight hours. (Focus Taiwan, 24.06.2020)
    Taiwan is planning to reduce the quarantine period for visitors arriving on short-term business trips. Business travelers on two- or three-day trips, arriving from countries such as New Zealand, which are at extremely low risk for COVID-19, will be required to remain in quarantine for five days instead of two weeks. At the end of the five-day quarantine, the visitors will be tested for COVID-19 at their own expense and released once they test negative. Short-term business travelers from countries with relatively high risk of COVID-19 will be quarantined for 10 days, after which the procedure will be the same. Business people from countries where COVID-19 is not under control or who intend to stay longer than three days will be required to follow the current 14-day quarantine regulations. (Focus Taiwan, 20.05.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    From 29 June foreign nationals will be permitted to enter Taiwan provided it is for business. Foreign travellers entering Taiwan must provide a negative COVID-19 test report completed three days prior to boarding. There are currently no visa waivers for visitors to Taiwan. Before you travel you should apply for a visa to enter Taiwan. This can be done at the Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in the country from which you plan to travel. If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. You may be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test report. For more information, you should visit the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) or contact the Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in the country from which you plan to travel. If you are unsure if you are permitted to enter Taiwan, or you have further questions about entry restrictions and conditions, you should contact your local Taipei Representative Office (TRO)or airline before you attempt to travel. Entry procedures are being regularly reviewed so may change at short notice.
    All airline passengers entering Taiwan are required to fill in a health declaration which includes travel history for the preceding 14 days. On arrival in Taiwan you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Local authorities monitor those self-isolating, and there are financial penalties for anyone breaching the law. Travellers from countries and territories that are designated as low risk by the local authorities may be permitted to self-isolate for a period less than 14 days. You should check the current regulations before you travel with the Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in the country you plan to travel from. Travellers from the United Kingdom are required to complete the 14-day quarantine period.
    Transit: From 25 June, new rules allowing transits come into force. Foreign passengers, including people from Hong Kong and Macau, will be allowed to transit through Taoyuan International Airport. Holders of People’s Republic of China (PRC) passports will not be permitted to transit in Taiwan.
    Those transiting will need to board connecting flights of the same airline company they fly in on. Transits must last less than 8 hours. Transit passengers, who need to wait for more than one hour, will remain separate from other passengers and stay in a separate area. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. Not all airlines are permitted to transit through Taiwan. For further information, you should contact your airline or travel provider.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    There are no domestic travel restrictions in Taiwan. Facemasks must be worn on public transportation.

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    28.06.2020
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    Taiwan Information Office/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
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