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02 Mar 2022

Taiwan, Province of China

Taiwan Loosens Travel and Quarantine Restrictions

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) of Taiwan will allow foreign business travelers to enter the country beginning next week. The new policies outlined below take effect on 07 March 2022, beginning at 00:00 hours (based on the local time at the airport of departure.

Business Visitor Policy

  • Foreign nationals may enter Taiwan for business activities—business visits, investment, fulfilment of contractual obligations—and employment, and they can apply for their visa with special entry permit without the need to obtain special entry approval from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
  • Individuals who were previously issued special entry permits for business purposes with expiry dates between May 19 and August 18, 2021, may apply, free of charge, for a new visa of the same purpose and type at the R.O.C. overseas mission that issued the original visa by providing related documentation. Visa-exempt entry, visa on arrival, and e-visa services remain suspended.
  • People from China, Hong Kong, and Macau may enter Taiwan to fulfill contractual obligations or as part of internal transfers within multinational enterprises. For Chinese nationals, the company or institution inviting them should apply for a special entry permit from the online application system of the National Immigration Agency (NIA). Hong Kong and Macau residents should apply for the special entry permit at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Hong Kong or Macau, or a R.O.C. overseas representative office in their place of residence.
  • Foreign business travelers holding a valid APEC Business Travel Card may enter Taiwan after the border control authority reviews proof or documentation of business activities in Taiwan.
  • Transit travelers remain temporarily barred from entry.

 

Quarantine & Self-Health Management

  • Taiwan will shorten the quarantine duration from 14 days to 10 days (arrival date is day zero). The requirement of 7 days of self-health management post-quarantine remains unchanged.

 

Testing Measures

  • Pre-departure nucleic acid test – negative report within 2 days of the flight to Taiwan (calculated based on the “specimen collection date”).
  • PCR (2 tests in total) – upon arrival at the airport in Taiwan and before the end of quarantine at a hospital or location arranged or designated by the local government. Those who test negative should practice 7 days of self-health management after being released from quarantine.
  • At-Home Rapid Testing (5 tests in total) – travelers are required to take a self-conducted test on the 3rd, 5th and 7th day during the quarantine and 3rd and 6th or 7th day during the self-health management. The at-home rapid test kits will be distributed by port personnel or officials at the international airport.

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