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Taiwan: COVID-19 Travel Policies by Country/Region

Updated on 10:47, Apr 19, 2021 UTC+8
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Entry into TaiwanEntry prohibited
Detailed Regulations
From April 10, 2021, all non-Taiwanese residents are prohibited from entering Taiwan. This policy does not apply to persons holding an "Alien Residential Certificate" (ARC), persons traveling for diplomatic or official business, persons traveling to fulfill contractual obligations, persons traveling for special humanitarian reasons, persons who are the spouse or underage child of a Taiwanese resident, persons holding permission to enter in order to receive medical care, persons holding special approval to enter for reasons other than tourism or regular social visits, or persons transiting via Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) on flights operated by the same airline group and who remain within Taiwan for no more than 8 hours.

Residents of Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR may enter Taiwan if they hold an ARC, are traveling for humanitarian or emergency reasons, are the spouse or the underage child of a Taiwanese resident, are traveling to fulfill contractual obligations, are traveling as part of internal transfers within multinational enterprises, are a student holding approval from the Ministry of Education, are a healthcare professional holding approval from the Ministry of Health and Welfare, or obtain permission under special programs. Residents of Mainland China may enter Taiwan if they hold an ARC, are the spouse or underage child of a Taiwanese resident, are a student holding approval from the Ministry of Education, are a healthcare professional holding approval from the Ministry of Health and Welfare, or obtain permission under special programs.

Upon arrival, all persons (including Taiwanese residents and transit passengers) must present a certificate showing a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test. This policy does not apply persons traveling to Taiwan for necessary and short-term official business or business purposes approved by the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), persons traveling from locations where self-paid COVID-19 tests are not available, and persons traveling for special humanitarian reasons or emergency situations. In all cases of exemption, travelers must sign an affidavit attesting to their purpose and produce supporting documentation. Such persons may be asked to undergo COVID-19 testing at their own expense in Taiwan. Additionally upon arrival, all persons (including Taiwanese residents) must undergo a 14-day quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel or abide by the "one person per residence requirement" for self-isolation at home. Persons seeking to enter Taiwan for short-term business purposes may be eligible to apply for shortened quarantine periods depending on their recent travel history.

All persons arriving in Taiwan are required to submit a health declaration via the mobile website of the "Quarantine System of Entry" prior to boarding flights bound for Taiwan. Confirmation of this declaration is required upon entry. Health declaration forms are available online at the following URL: https://hdhq.mohw.gov.tw/
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All persons must have proof of a negative nucleic acid or antigen test for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
Travelers are encouraged to undergo testing for COVID-19 within 3-5 days of arrival and to self-isolate for 7 days. All persons must wear a mask when using public conveyances.
Visa Services
The US government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel plans.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. 

From January 26, 2021, all persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
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