Taiwan Shortens Mandatory Quarantine to 3 Days for All Arrivals

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Taiwan Shortens Mandatory Quarantine to 3 Days

Taiwan’s new “3+4” quarantine scheme has been implemented from Wednesday (June 15). Following the previous “7+7” plan, now the mandatory quarantine for all arrivals has been shortened from 7 days to 3 days plus 4 days of self-initiated epidemic prevention. That means Taiwan is getting closer to the day reopening its borders to international tourists.

Taiwan Shortens Mandatory Quarantine to 3 Days

 

FAQ

Can I travel to Taiwan now?

  • For now, only the following foreign nationals may apply to enter Taiwan.
  • Foreign spouses, minors and relatives of Taiwan nationals
  • Foreign students (formal degree programs and studying Mandarin Chinese)
  • Foreign business travelers (business visits, investment, the fulfillment of contractual obligations, and employment)
  • Valid Alien Resident Certificate holders residing in Taiwan
  • Foreign spouses, minors and relatives of Valid Alien Resident Certificate holders residing in Taiwan (except for migrant workers)
  • Emergencies and on humanitarian grounds

 

Does the visa exemption program apply?

Visa-exempt entry, visa on arrival, and e-visa services remain suspended.

 

Is mandatory quarantine still required for travelers?

The mandatory quarantine is still required for all oversea arrivals. Further to the 7+7 quarantine plan, the quarantine period is now shortened from 7 days to 3 days plus 4 days of self-initiated epidemic prevention.

The 3+4 quarantine plan: 

Please note the day of arrival counts as Day 0; a 4-day self-initiated epidemic prevention will be required starting the 4th day.

PCR test and at-home rapid test: 

All arrivals must present a COVID-19 PCR test result within 2 days before their scheduled flight to Taiwan. Upon their arrival, they will be requested to take PCR tests with their deep-throat saliva samples at the airports.

2 rapid test kits will be provided to the arrivals aged 2 and above by the personnel at the international airports upon entry; they can use test kits when symptoms occur during the quarantine and before they go out for the first time during the self-initiated epidemic prevention period.

Taiwan Shortens Mandatory Quarantine to 3 Days

Self-isolation: 

The arrival should quarantine at home or a residence of a friend or relative, and the principle of “one person per residence” should be observed. If the arrival cannot follow the principle of one person per residence, the arrival should complete the quarantine at a quarantine hotel; in principle, the arrival should undergo the 3-day quarantine and 4-day self-initiated epidemic prevention in the same location.

Family members who arrive on the same day as the arrival may choose to quarantine together in their home or a residence of a relative. Or, they may stay in the same quarter of a quarantine hotel.

Arrival transportation: 

Besides taking quarantine taxis, now the arrivals can get a ride from their friends, relatives, companies or organizations from the airport to the quarantine location, which should be notified on the Quarantine System for Entry before their arrival.

Please note, transportation provided by the above mentioned is required to follow the protocols as per the epidemic prevention measures for quarantine vehicle.

 

Can we book quarantine hotels through Edison Tours?

Yes. We provide consultation services and reservations in quarantine hotels and non-quarantine hotels throughout the whole country. Other travel services such as private transfer to the airport can also be handled through our company.

 

Does Edison Tours provide optional tours for business travelers?

Yes. As of now, we have 15 regular sightseeing tours, 5 seasonal tours and 17 private tours available for reservation. There will be more to come soon.

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