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Taiwan coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Taiwan. Taiwan is Closed for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Taiwan. Taiwan is part of Asia with main city at Taipei. Its Developed country with a population of 24M people. The main currency is New Taiwan dollar. The languages spoken are Chinese.
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๐Ÿšจ Travel Advice for Taiwan

Closed

for travel
International travel to Taiwan is currently not permitted due to a recent escalation of COVID-19 cases. The issuance of visas is currently suspended. This does not apply to nationals and residents holding a valid R.O.C. (Taiwan) resident certificate.

Exceptional travel

Exemptions to the border closure are in place for studies, emergencies, or on humanitarian grounds, such as attending a funeral or visiting a critically ill family member. Additionally, foreign workers may travel to Taiwan under a Ministry of Labor program.
Exemptions also apply to spouses and minor children of nationals of R.O.C. (Taiwan) nationals. Special permission must be received from the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) before applying for a special entry permit visa.

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival at the traveler's expense. An accommodation confirmation at a quarantine facility or quarantine hotel is required for entry. More information on approved accommodations can be found at https://hdhq.mohw.gov.tw/Default1?openExternalBrowser=1
A PCR test will be administered between the twelfth and fourteenth day of this period and those testing negative will be released from quarantine. Further self-monitoring will be required for 7 days, an at-home rapid test must be taken on the sixth or seventh day, and travelers should voluntarily report the test result via text message.
Foreign workers traveling under a Ministry of Labor program are required to undergo quarantine for 3 days prior to boarding the flight to Taiwan, undergo quarantine for 14 days at a group quarantine facility, take a PCR test before the end of the quarantine period, and undergo self-monitoring for 7 days at a Ministry of Labor-designated location.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative RT-PCR test in English or Chinese, taken within 72 hours of departure, must be provided on arrival.

Testing on arrival

A PCR test will be administered on arrival.

Additional documents required

Passengers are required to complete a 'quarantine system for entry form' within 48 hours before travel. - Quarantine system for entry form
For more details Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan

Government measures

Taiwan is currently on COVID-19 Level 2 status. In areas with community transmission, residents are restricted to a set perimeter and are subject to COVID-19 testing. More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the area you are visiting. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open with adapted safety measures in place. Customers are required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes.

Bars

Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Customers are required to provide their personal details for contact tracing purposes.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in some countries are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Travel restriction details for Taiwan

๐Ÿšซ Destination Quarantine required
๐Ÿ›ฌ Return Quarantine required
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Some Visitors
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Open shopping
๐ŸšŒ Operational with restrictions transport
๐Ÿ“… events Partially Allowed

๐Ÿ”’ Lockdown Details for Taiwan

Taiwan is currently in a Level 3 state of emergency after community transmission has been detected. This level of alerts may be adjusted at the discretion of the CECC.
Event bans Small gatherings and events are currently cancelled. In general, any events have to be risked assessed before they happen. Openings are dependant on the CECC's level of emergency.
Commercial closures
Businesses have reopened with restrictions in place.
Schools in Taiwan are still open but containment methods have been put in place.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that it has eased restrictions on visiting long-term care facilities, allowing people to visit elderly residents in the facilities after visitors schedule their visits with the facilities and provide their name and other personal information. Appropriate changes to related rules will be made depending on the development of the epidemic situation.
All openings and closures are dependant on the CECC's level of emergency.
Starting from 1st December 2020, face masks must be worn in the following types of public venues: healthcare facilities, public transportation, places of consumption, learning facilities, sports and exhibition venues, entertainment venues, religious and places of worship, offices and business venues. Members of the public who do not wear a face mask as required and refuse to wear a mask after being advised to do so will be fined up to NT$15,000.
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๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety for Taiwan

Exercise a high degree of caution

Foreign nationals without a residency permit can't travel to Taiwan at the moment. Foreign spouses and children of Taiwanese passport holders may apply to enter Taiwan. Other exceptions will be considered only on emergency or humanitarian grounds. International airport transits are not permitted. Quarantine measures have been tightened and you'll be tested for COVID-19 many times. If you've visited a "high risk country" in the last 14 days, you must quarantine in group quarantine facilities, paid for by Taiwan. If you've travelled from other countries, you can quarantine in a quarantine hotel or a group quarantine facility at your own expense. Wear a face mask at all times in public. Avoid unnecessary movement, activities, or gatherings. Follow the advice of local health authorities and check for updates. We now advise:ย  Exercise a high degree of caution in Taiwan due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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