Taiwan (ROC)

Taiwan (ROC) map

Region: East Asia

Requirements

Passport Validity
Valid for the intended period of stay
Other Documents
A confirmed return air/sea ticket or air/sea ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed seat reservation for the departure flight
Transit
- Holders of confirmed onward tickets for same calendar day are permitted transit without visa in international transit area.
- Passengers arriving after midnight must be escorted by the carrier to the transit hotel. If passengers wish to stay in the transit lounge, permission from the National Immigration Agency must be obtained. Before the passengers' arrival, the receiving carrier must be advised of the passengers' names, connecting flight number and destination.
- Transit hotel is only available for Eva Airways (BR) and China Airlines (CI) passengers.
Dual Nationality
If you have Taiwan/U.S. dual nationality, you must enter/exit Taiwan on your Taiwan passport and enter/exit the United States on your U.S. passport.
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. The duration of stay is 90 days and starts from the day after arrival. Stay is not extendable.
  2. US nationals who possess a passport, including emergency passports, valid for the intended period of stay are eligible for visa-exempt entry.
  3. Japanese nationals who possess a passport valid for the intended period of stay are eligible for visa-exempt entry.
  4. Eswatini or Tuvalu passports with place of birth recorded on the passport data page as : Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, the People's Republic of China, Syria and Yemen are ineligible for the visa exemption.
  5. Honduran passports with place of birth recorded on the passport data page as the People’s Republic of China are ineligible for the visa exemption.
Sources:

COVID-19 Travel Alert

Updated: 2020-07-22
Limited Entry
  1. Entry denied to all travellers, with the following exceptions: (1) Holders of Taiwan passport, Taiwan Resident Certificate, or special permits are excepted and allowed entry (2) Starting June 29, travellers seeking entry for reasons other than tourism and regular social visits may apply for a special entry permit with an R.O.C. overseas mission. Applications by students and people wishing to study Mandarin will be handled by the Ministry of Education. On entry, an English-language certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of departure must be presented.
  2. Starting August 1, travellers may apply for entry to receive medical care, except for non-urgent medical care needs like health checkups and aesthetic medicine. Traveller must provide relevant documents to a Taiwan medical institution to apply, and the medical institution will apply to the Ministry of Health and Welfare for an entry permit for medical treatment. The Ministry will make the final decision on applications after reviewing the necessity, continuity, and risk of the treatment. Required documents: a health insurance certificate, an affidavit for mandatory quarantine, a health declaration document (an English certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within three days of boarding), and a disease prevention plan and treatment plan issued by the medical institution treating the applicant.
  3. Starting June 25, the transit ban in effect since March 24 has been lifted, with the following restrictions: (1) Transit flights from or to China are excluded; (2) connecting flights must be with the same airline (currently only China Air, Eva Air and Cathay Pacific are permitted; and (3) maximum eight hours transit time.
Sources:
  1. Bureau of Consular Affairs 【Important Announcement】
  2. "Starting from August 1, Taiwan to conditionally allow foreign nationals to receive medical treatment in Taiwan"
  3. "From June 25, transit passengers are allowed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport with thorough route and monitoring measures in place to prevent coronavirus spread"
Conditions Of Entry
  • All travellers who are granted entry, regardless of their country of origin, are required to be under home quarantine for 14 days upon entry. Starting June 22, however, short-term business travelers can apply for reduced amount of time of home quarantine.

(Source: " From June 22, short-term business travelers are allowed entry and can apply for shortened home quarantine period" )