(Updated on 3/1)【Important Announcement】Entry restrictions for foreigners to Taiwan in response to COVID-19 outbreak

Mar 1, 2020

CECC raises travel notice level for Iran to Level 3: Warning, advises against all non-essential travel

On March 1, 2020, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Iran has risen sharply, and based on the risk of COVID-19 infection, the CECC has raised its travel notice level for Iran to Level 3: Warning, and advises the public to avoid all non-essential travel to Iran. In addition, starting from March 2, travelers who have traveled to Iran in the past 14 days (transits not included) are required to follow a 14-day home quarantine after entering Taiwan.

As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to expand internationally, the CECC has listed China (including Hong Kong and Macau), South Korea, and Italy and Iran under travel notice Level 3: Warning; Japan and Singapore under Level 2: Alert; and Thailand under Level 1: Watch. The CECC will continue to closely monitor the developments of the epidemic and adjust its disease prevention strategy and travel notices for countries as the situation requires.

 


Feb 27, 2020

CECC raises travel notice for Italy to Level 3: Warning; travelers arriving from Italy subject to home quarantine

 

On February 27, 2020, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that it has raised the travel notice for Italy to Level 3: Warning, in the wake of the rapid increase in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the country. Given the increased risk of infection, the CECC has also advised against all nonessential travel to Italy. Furthermore, starting from February 28, travelers arriving from Italy (except for passengers who transit through Italy) will be required to observe home quarantine for 14 days.

In response to the international spread of COVID-19, the CECC has listed China (including Hong Kong and Macao), South Korea, and Italy under travel notice Level 3: Warning; Japan, Singapore, and Iran under Level 2: Alert; and Thailand under Level 1: Watch. The CECC will continue to closely monitor outbreak developments and adjust its prevention strategy and travel notices as the situation requires.

Feb. 24, 2020

CECC raises travel notice level for South Korea to Level 3: Warning

 

1. The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in South Korea has risen sharply, with large clusters of infections at a church and in hospitals fueling the outbreak by community transmission. The city of Daegu and Cheongdo County in North Gyeongsang Province have been designated special management zones. Based on the risk of COVID-19 infection, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has raised its travel notice level to Level 3: Warning, and advises the public to avoid all unnecessary travel to South Korea.

2. Starting from February 25, foreign nationals entering Taiwan from South Korea (except for passengers who transit through South Korea) must undergo a 14-day period of home quarantine; starting from February 25 until the end of February 26, Taiwanese nationals entering Taiwan from South Korea must undergo a 14-day period of self-health management; and starting from February 27, Taiwanese nationals entering Taiwan from South Korea must undergo a 14-day period of home quarantine.

 


Feb. 7, 2020

Starting February 10, 14-day home quarantine to be required for travelers transiting through China, Hong Kong and Macau and granted entry into Taiwan; restrictions on direct flights to and from China, Hong Kong and Macau to be implemented and flights from certain airports to be suspended

As the recent cumulative total of confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection in China is rapidly growing, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced the following instruction:
Starting from 0:00 am of February 10, 2020, travelers who transit through China, Hong Kong and Macau and are granted entry into Taiwan and will be required to be under home quarantine for 14 days.

Pursuant to the request proposed by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan for disease prevention, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications will impose a temporary ban on cross-strait passenger flights between Taiwan and certain airports in China starting 0:00 am of February 10 to 11:59 pm of April 29. Except for the flights to and from Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, cross-strait flights to and from the remaining airports in China will be suspended.

 


Feb. 6, 2020

Starting February 7, 2020, the Republic of China (Taiwan) will implement a temporary measure prohibiting foreign nationals who in the previous 14 days have visited or resided in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including Hong Kong and Macao, from entering Taiwan

 

1. In view of the fact that the Taiwan government on February 5 designated all areas of the PRC (including Hong Kong and Macao) as being severely affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak (areas of level 2 or higher), foreign nationals who have visited or resided anywhere in the PRC, including Hong Kong and Macao, in the previous 14 days will be temporarily prohibited from entering Taiwan starting February 7. Entry visa applications by such foreign nationals, including those submitted for special reasons, will not be accepted by Taiwan’s overseas missions while this temporary measure is in effect.

2. Foreign nationals possessing a valid Taiwan Resident Certificate who have visited or resided anywhere in the PRC, including Hong Kong and Macao, in the previous 14 days shall self-isolate at their home after returning to Taiwan and be under home quarantine for a period of 14 days.

3. The aforementioned measures will officially take effect on February 7, and may be adjusted based on the development of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

 

For more information and FAQ, please refer to : https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-220-5081-c06dc-2.html