Dear Friends & Colleagues
We hope you and your loved ones are well during the COVID-19 outbreak times. Gratefully, Taiwan has demonstrated an impressive display of governance in a time of crisis with Taiwan’s technological and medical excellence. In order to ensure all friends’ safe arriving in Taipei, we have gathered the latest information on Taiwan’s current policies for foreigners entering Taiwan for your information.
Taiwan to bar foreign nationals from entering the country starting March 19 in response to the continued spread of COVID-19
•Taiwan will bar foreign nationals whose flights depart after 00:00 Taipei Standard Time (GMT+8) on March 19 from entering the country in accordance with measures announced by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
Who is allowed to enter Taiwan ?
•The border control measures announced by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs were implemented in response to the continued spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Foreign nationals who are eligible for visa-free entry or hold a visitor or resident visa and wish to enter Taiwan from March 19 must hold relevant documents to qualify for exempted status. These documents must be presented to the National Immigration Agency (NIA) personnel at the port of entry for approval. Those holding special entry permits issued by R.O.C. (Taiwan) overseas missions, valid Alien Resident Certificates, or MOFA ID Cards will be allowed entry following inspection by NIA personnel.
•foreign nationals can apply to competent authorities in Taiwan for an approval letter. However, in these cases the reason for visiting Taiwan must be on diplomatic or official business, fulfilling commercial and contractual obligations, or requiring special permission; otherwise, he or she will not be allowed entry.
•Foreign nationals who are allowed entry into Taiwan still have to comply with relevant quarantine measures (i.e. a 14-day group quarantine facilities upon arrival). For more information on quarantine measures, please visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov.tw/
COVID-19 Infection status
The aforementioned entry restrictions are subject to the announcement made by Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) and Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) Taiwan
Hopefully the disturbances caused by COVID-19 pandemics will be eased by September. Have a safe trip.
Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)
Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) Taiwan