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New regulations for Taiwan entry and transit from now on

Issued at: 04-01-2021

Updated at: 25-01-2021、01-02-2021

 

According to the announcement from Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC), entry restrictions and quarantine regulations for non-R.O.C. nationals, effective from 00:00 am (local time at the airport of departure) on 1 January 2021. Details about entry restrictions and quarantine regulations for non-R.O.C. nationals are listed below,

  • Foreign nationals: foreign nationals may enter Taiwan if they hold an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC); for diplomatic or official business; to fulfill contractual obligations; for special humanitarian reasons; when they are the spouse or the underage child of an R.O.C. national; or when they obtain other special permission.
  • Hong Kong and Macao residents: Hong Kong and Macao residents may enter Taiwan if they hold an ARC; to fulfill contractual obligations; as part of internal transfers within multinational enterprises; when they are the spouse or the underage child of an R.O.C. national; or when they obtain permission under special programs.
  • People from Mainland China: people from Mainland China may enter Taiwan if they hold an ARC; when they are the spouse or the underage child of an R.O.C. national; or when they obtain permission under special programs.

 

Travelers transiting through Taiwan are temporarily prohibited.

 

The CECC also stated that it would tighten home quarantine measures for travelers entering Taiwan starting from 15 January 2021. Apart from the original requirement of providing a COVID-19 RT-PCR test report issued within three days of boarding, arriving travelers shall also provide proof of the place of quarantine where travelers stay to undergo quarantine (in principle, the place shall be a group quarantine facility or quarantine hotel; those who choose to undergo quarantine at home shall make an affidavit to declare they have met the requirement of one person per residence). Entry quarantine measures will be adjusted on a rolling basis depending on the status of the pandemic and implementation of those measures.

 

Effective from 24 January 2021, all passengers who come to Taiwan and do not arrange guarantee places for entering Taiwan in advance will be refused onboard by Airlines Company according to Central Epidemic Command Centre (CECC)'s policy.

 

For more details, please visit https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/Detail/6qJb0IbzLMT9EllcqPZTqw?typeid=158.

 

In order to cooperate with Fall-Winer COVID-19 Prevention Program, please refer to “Fall-Winter COVID-19 Prevention Program_FAQs concerning RT-PCR test result reports issued within 3 days of boarding” for all information and FAQ which is published by Centers for Diseases Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov.tw/Category/MPage/XQ9r73gXAgEfJZV9zm6gaA