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Taiwan, China

Travel to Taiwan, China

If you are travelling to Taiwan, you must take a COVID-19 PCR test before departure, complete a quarantine survey and undergo a 14-day quarantine on arrival. Effective 1 January 2021, Chinese Taipei is no longer allowing transit through Taoyuan (TPE).

COVID-19 PCR testing

All foreign passengers entering Taiwan must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued within 3 working days (first depart point) prior to departure.

Passenger breaking journey at transit station for over 3 days before arriving into Taiwan needs to present new negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate before boarding flight to Taiwan. The validity of the report should be within 72 hours from the time report issued until boarding flight to Taiwan.

Exemptions

Passengers exempted under below conditions.

Persons:

  • R.O.C. nationals, foreign nationals holding an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC), and persons from Hong Kong, Macao, and mainland China who hold an ARC.
  • Note: These procedures are not applicable to travellers transferring between flights in Taiwan.

Conditions (one of the following conditions must be met):

  • Emergency situations:
    • The traveller must return home for the funeral for a relative within the second degree of kinship
    • The traveller must visit a relative within the second degree of kinship who is gravely ill
    • The special emergency medical care program is applicable to the traveller
  • The traveller is traveling to Taiwan from a place of departure which has been announced by the CECC as a country/region where COVID-19 RT-PCR test reports cannot be obtained.
  • The traveller has applied for a special agency program and received the approval of CECC: the traveller must apply such program for necessary and short-term official business or business affairs, and must take preventive measures while overseas.
  • Other persons announced by the CECC:
    • Travelers who have departed from Taiwan and returned within 3 days
    • Infants and children aged 0-6 years old (under 7 years old)
    • Travelers who provide an overdue COVID-19 RT-PCR test report due to a flight cancellation
    • Persons who accompany travellers in emergency situations

Required forms

All passengers must complete a quarantine survey before boarding.

Quarantine

All passengers must undergo quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Taiwan. There is no exemption to this rule.

Passengers from the UK or South Africa, and those with a history of UK tourism in the past 14 days, shall be sent to a centralized quarantine site for 14 days after entry and subject to inspection before the end of the quarantine period.

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