Travelers not for tourism and regular visit purpose are allowed to entry Taiwan from June 29, 2020

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has adjusted the regulations for foreign nationals entering in response to global efforts to resume economic activity and international exchanges after coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. These adjustments are being made under decisions and standards set by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). (Read more: Taiwan: lifts travel ban for 13 countries)

From June 29, 2020, foreign nationals who wish to travel to Taiwan for reasons other than tourism and regular social visits may apply for a special entry permit with an R.O.C. overseas mission by submitting relevant documents and forms. Applications by students and people wishing to study Mandarin in Taiwan will be handled by the Ministry of Education in line with its related measures.

To enter Taiwan, all foreign nationals must present an English-language certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of boarding the flight to Taiwan and undergo a 14-day home quarantine period. Visitors of the following categories can be exempted from negative COVID-19 test:

  • Personnel on diplomatic or official business
  • Migrant workers
  • Students (whose entry is managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Labor, and Ministry of Education and who represent manageable risk levels)
  • People coming to Taiwan for emergency situations
  • Crew members on vessels arriving in Taiwan (for whom it may be difficult to obtain a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test)

These newly announced regulations constitute updates of measures that were announced earlier this year by MOFA, according to which foreign nationals—except Alien Resident Certificate holders, personnel on diplomatic or official business, persons who can prove they are fulfilling commercial and contractual obligations, and persons requiring special permission—were barred from entering Taiwan from March 19 in accordance with guidance from the CECC. (Read more: Taiwan to Ban Entry for Many Foreigners in Coronavirus Fight)

Travelers allowed to transit in Taiwan from June 25, 2020

From June 25, 2020, transit passengers are allowed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) with thorough route and monitoring measures.

Considering that some airports in Hong Kong and Singapore have allowed transit passengers, Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) announced a plan to lift the transit ban and allow transit passengers at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport starting from 00:00 Taipei Standard Time (UTC +8) on June 25, 2020.

In order to minimize the risk of infection posed by transit passengers, related restrictions will be put into place. These restrictions include the following :

  • Transit flights from or to China where COVID-19 continues to spread are excluded from the plan

  • Transit passengers are required to fly with the same airline (only Taiwan’s China Airlines and Eva Air and Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific are included in the transit plan, and the list of airline companies permitted will be reviewed based on the pandemic situation and implementation of the project)

  • Transit passengers are required to leave Taiwan within eight hours. Control concerning transit passengers’ activity areas, routes and separation from other people after disembarkation and other protective measures will also be implemented. Furthermore, meal arrangements and shopping activity of transit passengers will be monitored by designated airport personnel. The MOTC also has a response plan in place if a flight is delayed or passengers experience illness

Business travelers are allowed to entry Taiwan and shorten their quarantine from June 22, 2020

From June 22,2020, short-term business travelers are allowed entry and can apply for shortened home quarantine period. (Read more: Taiwan’s one-week quarantine rule could be the new normal of business travel)

As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to subside in Taiwan, the CECC had several consultation meetings with relevant government agencies in a bid to reopen borders for international business and trade activity. Business travelers who wish to make short visits to Taiwan can apply for shortened home quarantine periods starting from June 22 if such travelers meet all the conditions listed below:

  1. Those who are allowed entry according to the announcements of the CECC
  2. Those whose duration of stay doesn’t exceed three months
  3. Business travelers who enter the country for business activities, such as goods inspection, after-sale services, technical assistance and training, and contract signing
  4. Those who arrive from low- and medium-risk countries/regions announced by the CECC and have no history of travel to other countries in the last 14 days before boarding the flight to Taiwan

The CECC stated that business travelers who meet the conditions listed above should have relevant certificates and documents prepared for the business visit by local companies, travel itinerary, and disease prevention plans, while negative COVID-19 test certificates issued for travelers’ specimens tested within three days prior to their flight to Taiwan should also be prepared for inspection.

Other travelers who don’t meet these conditions may submit their requests which would be processed as special cases if they have to do so for special business requirements or other necessary activities. Taiwan would discuss and reduce quarantine procedures with certain countries or regions under the principles of reciprocity, mutual authentication and epidemic prevention.

World Airports Expected Re-Opening Dates

Cyprus (Turkish side)June 1, 2020
BahrainJune 10, 2020
BulgariaJune 10, 2020
GreeceJune 10, 2020
QatarJune 10, 2020
AustriaJune 15, 2020
AzerbaijanJune 15, 2020
Czech RepublicJune 15, 2020
GermanyJune 15, 2020
HungaryJune 15, 2020
JapanJune 15, 2020
LithuaniaJune 15, 2020
Northern MacedoniaJune 15, 2020
PolandJune 15, 2020
RomaniaJune 15, 2020
SerbiaJune 15, 2020
SwitzerlandJune 15, 2020
KazakhstanJune 20, 2020
NetherlandsJune 20, 2020
AlbaniaJune 20, 2020
Bosnia and HerzegovinaJune 22, 2020
DenmarkJune 22, 2020
EstoniaJune 22, 2020
FinlandJune 22, 2020
IrelandJune 22, 2020
KyrgyzstanJune 22, 2020
LatviaJune 22, 2020
NorwayJune 22, 2020
SlovakiaJune 22, 2020
South KoreaJune 22, 2020
AustraliaJuly 1, 2020
BelarusJuly 1, 2020
BelgiumJuly 1, 2020
CanadaJuly 1, 2020
China (Beijing only)July 1, 2020
ColombiaJuly 1, 2020
KosovoJuly 1, 2020
MalaysiaJuly 1, 2020
MoldovaJuly 1, 2020
SwedenJuly 1, 2020
TaiwanJuly 1, 2020
TurkmenistanJuly 1, 2020
UkraineJuly 1, 2020
UzbekistanJuly 1, 2020
IndiaJuly 10, 2020
IndonesiaJuly 10, 2020
PakistanJuly 10, 2020
AlgeriaJuly 15, 2020
Georgia (only for Georgia City)July 15, 2020
JordanJuly 15, 2020
KuwaitJuly 15, 2020
LebanonJuly 15, 2020
LibyaJuly 15, 2020
MoroccoJuly 15, 2020
PhilippinesJuly 15, 2020
RussiaJuly 15, 2020
South AfricaJuly 15, 2020
United KingdomJuly 15, 2020
ArmeniaAugust 1, 2020
BrazilAugust 1, 2020
EgyptAugust 1, 2020
France August 1, 2020
IranAugust 1, 2020
Iraq (Air Corridor)August 1, 2020
ItalyAugust 1, 2020
Saudi ArabiaAugust 1, 2020
SpainAugust 1, 2020
TunisiaAugust 1, 2020
Baghdadfirst of August month, 2020
United States of AmeicaSeptember 1, 2020

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