(Updated on Oct 5) Taiwan Entry Restrictions and Requirements

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Taiwan to Officially End COVID-19 Quarantine for Arrivals on Oct. 13

With the receding and the effective control of COVID-19 pandemic, starting on October 13, Taiwan will discontinue the mandatory quarantine for international travelers arriving from overseas, whereas the “0+7” scheme will be implemented.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Taiwan entry restrictions and requirements.

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FAQ

Can I travel to Taiwan?

Yes, foreign nationals of visa waiver countries or who obtain a visa for Taiwan are allowed to enter the country.

 

Is Taiwan open for tourism?

Taiwan’s ban on inbound and outbound tour groups will be lifted on October 13, while the mandatory quarantine for oversea arrivals will be eliminated following by the 0+7 plan.

Concurrently, in addition to the restoration of visa-free entry scheme, foreign travelers from countries which are not granted visa-free treatment will be allowed to apply for visa to enter Taiwan for social visits and tourism.

 

Does the visa exemption program apply?

Yes, the visa exemption program has been fully restored since September 29. Nationals of 66 countries, including US, Australia, European countries, diplomatic allies, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, etc., are eligible for the visa-free entry scheme with a duration of stay of up to 90 days.

The scheme is open to the designated nations’ nationals entering Taiwan to engage in activities that do not require a permit, such as business, exhibition visits, fact-finding missions, international exchanges, visiting relatives, tourism, and social events.

 

Is mandatory quarantine still required for travelers coming to Taiwan?

Starting on October 13, the mandatory quarantine for oversea arrivals will be discontinued under the 0+7 scheme (7 days of self-initiated epidemic prevention), the quarantine hotels will be reinstated to general hotels concurrently.

 

What are the quarantine rules for the arrivals?

Starting from October 13, all travelers coming to Taiwan will need to follow the 0+7 plan (7 days of self-initiated epidemic prevention), the day of arrival counts as Day 0.

 

Before arrival

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Arrivals are not required to provide a proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival. However, those who test positive abroad are still required to wait more than 7 days from their specimen collection date before taking a flight to Taiwan.

  • Medical insurance

In the event of COVID-19 infection, the arrivals need to pay out of their pockets for all the medical bills. In case high cost of expenses occurs, arrivals are advised to purchase medical insurance overseas.

 

Upon arrival

  • PCR test

Arrivals are not required to provide a result of a PCR test and to take saliva PCR test upon arrival. However, arrivals who have experienced any suspected COVID-19 symptoms during the 14 days before their arrival should voluntarily report their symptoms to a Taiwan CDC quarantine officer at the airport/port.

  • Rapid test

4 rapid test kits will be provided to the arrivals aged 2 and above by the personnel at the international airports/ports upon entry.

COVID-19 Test Kits Distribution Station

  • Arrival transportation

Besides taking a ride from friends, relatives, companies, organizations or tour operator from the airport to their accommodation, arrivals without COVID-19 symptoms can also choose to take public transportation.

 

After arrival (self-initiated epidemic prevention 0+7 days)

  • When to use the rapid test kits

During the self-initiated epidemic prevention period, the arrivals should take a rapid test and produce a negative result within 2 days before going out. Other than that, they need to use the test kits when symptoms occur.

For example, the traveler will arrive in Taiwan on October 13 and depart Taiwan on October 19. The traveler needs to use the rapid test kits on October 13, 15, 17 and 19.

 

  • Test positive with a rapid test

The arrivals should seek medical attention as soon as possible and have their positive rapid test results evaluated through telemedicine/video consultations provided by a health facility.

Those with mild/severe symptoms will receive medical care at a designated quarantine place or a hospital.

Please note all the medical payments need to be paid out of their own pockets. In case high cost of expenses occurs, arrivals are advised to purchase medical insurance overseas.

  • During the trip

Arrivals need to keep their face masks on at all times. Dining with specific people in a restaurant is allowed if they need to eat out. They can temporarily remove their mask when dining and should immediately put on a face mask when they leave their seat or finish eating.

 

 

Can we book hotels and transfers through Edison Tours?

Yes, we provide consultation services and reservations of hotels across the country. Other travel services such as private transfers and customized tours can also be handled through our company.

 

Does Edison Tours provide join-in tours for individual travelers?

Yes. As of now, we have 15 regular sightseeing tours, 7 seasonal tours and 22 private tours available for reservation. There will be more to come soon.

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