Taiwan (ROC)

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Region: East Asia

Pandemic Travel Alert

CLOSED TO LEISURE TRAVEL

Most recent update: 2022-06-15 - Quarantine for arrivals shortened to 3 days

Entry

General Policy
  1. Starting 19 March 2020, entry denied to all travellers. Holders of Taiwan passport, Taiwan Resident Certificate, or special permits are excepted and allowed entry.
  2. Starting 7 March 2022, nonresident business travellers are excepted and allowed entry. They must apply for a special entry permit at an R.O.C. overseas representative office.
Sources:
  1. Bureau of Consular Affairs 【Important Announcement】
  2. Taiwan Centers for Disease Control

COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

Visa
  1. Current entry control measures for foreign nationals are based on their purpose of visit and do not supplant original visa treatment privileges. However, whether foreign nationals may visit Taiwan visa free or on a landing visa during the pandemic period will depend on the boarding regulations and policies adopted by individual airline companies.
  2. The Travel Authorization Certificate program, however, is an exception. As it aims to provide nationals of Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam with a convenient visa-waiver mechanism to visit Taiwan for the purpose of tourism, it does not meet the requirements for a special entry permit. Thus, during the pandemic period, nationals from these countries may not use the Travel Authorization Certificate to visit Taiwan and must apply for a visa.

(Source: Bureau of Consular Affairs )

Testing
  1. Starting 4 January 2022, all arriving travellers (regardless of nationality or travel purpose) must present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within two days (calendar days) prior to the flight schedule time to the airline staff pror to boarding.
  2. Starting 7 March 2022, all arriving travellers are required to undergo PCR test for COVID-19 upon arrival.
  3. Starting 15 June 2022, all arriving travellers will be given two at-home rapid test kits upon arrival. Travellers can use the test kits when symptoms occur during quarantine and before they go out for the first time during the self-initiated epidemic prevention period.
  4. All arriving travellers testing positive for COVID-19 will have their samples submitted for genome sequencing.
Sources:
  1. FAQs - Taiwan Centers for Disease Control
  2. Taiwan Centers for Disease Control
  3. Taiwan Centers for Disease Control
  4. Taiwan Centers for Disease Control
Data Collection
  1. All travellers must use their mobile phone to log into the “Quarantine System for Entry” when checking in or prior to boarding at the place of departure. Those who enter Taiwan must also state that they have met related requirements by making relevant affidavits on the Quarantine System for Entry.
  2. Passenger information is integrated into the “Digital Fencing Tracking System”. Using mobile phone positioning system, if the system detects that a quarantined traveller has left the quarantine area, it will send an alert message to the individual, civil affairs departments, health departments and local police.
Sources:
  1. FAQs - Taiwan Centers for Disease Control
  2. Ministry of Health and Welfare
Movement Restrictions
  1. Starting 15 June 2022, quarantine for all arriving travellers will be reduced from 7 days to 3 days (day of arrival counts as Day 0). A four-day self-health management will be required following quarantine.
  2. The traveller should quarantine at home or a residence of his or her family or friends, and the principle of one person per residence should be observed. If that principle cannot be followed, the traveller should complete the 3-day quarantine at a quarantine hotel.

(Source: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control )

Insurance
  • A health insurance certificate is required for travellers seeking entry for the purpose of receiving medical care

(Source: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control )

Exit

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Other

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Pre-pandemic visa rules

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.
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