[Updated: Oct 9, 2020 4:00 pm]
Open for citizens: YES
Open for foreigners: partial
· Passengers are not permitted to enter Taiwan.
· This does not apply to the following passengers:
· Nationals of Taiwan,
· Passengers holding a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) issued by Taiwan,
· Passengers with special permission, provided they also hold a test result in English issued within 3 days prior to their travel proving that they are free of Covid-19,
Foreign nationals entering Taiwan must provide a negative COVID-19 test report completed within three working days prior to boarding their entry flight. The type of test required is a RT-PCR test. The certificate with the test result should be in English. You should confirm that the test you intend to take, and the certificate you will receive, meets the requirements set by the authorities in Taiwan. If you already hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), you do not require a visa to enter Taiwan. The requirement to provide a negative COVID-19 test report does not apply to returning ARC and APRC holders. For more information, you should visit the website of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) [https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En]. If you are in Taiwan you can also contact the ‘Information For Foreigners In Taiwan’ helpline on .
All airline passengers entering Taiwan are required to fill in a health declaration which includes travel history for the preceding 14 days. On arrival in Taiwan you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Local authorities monitor those self-isolating, and there are financial penalties for anyone breaching the law. In addition to completing a health declaration on arrival, you may be asked to install a local SIM card if you do not already have one. Mobile phone location monitoring will be used as part of the quarantine management process by local authorities. You will be required to provide temperature and health status updates to local authorities during self-isolation. Travellers from countries and territories that are designated as low risk by the local authorities may be permitted to self-isolate for a period less than 14 days. You should check the current regulations before you travel with the Taipei Representative Office (TRO) in the country you plan to travel from. Travellers from the United Kingdom are required to complete the 14-day quarantine period.
New rules allowing transits are in place. Foreign passengers, including people from Hong Kong and Macau, are allowed to transit through Taoyuan International Airport. Holders of People’s Republic of China (PRC) passports are not be permitted to transit in Taiwan. Those transiting will need to board connecting flights of the same airline company they fly in on. Transits must last less than 8 hours. Transit passengers, who need to wait for more than one hour, will remain separate from other passengers and stay in a separate area. Rules and procedures may change at short notice. Not all airlines are permitted to transit through Taiwan.