The Latest must-see entry Taiwan, understanding quarantine measures, entry procedure and Subsidy in 2021!
All you need to know about entry to Taiwan in this article. You can find the notice from entry to arrive at the designated facility, quarantine care giving requirement and others protect quarantine measures in Taiwan. You can look up the answers about how to fill the Entry Quarantine System online. How to apply for a mobile SIM card ? Where could you book the quarantine hotel ? What about the airport shuttle? What is the price of taking the anti-epidemic taxi?
What is the difference between home quarantine and self-health management ?
Up to NT$15,000, how to apply for a home quarantine subsidy?
After completing the 14-day home quarantine, people who are citizen or hold a resident certificate, no matter where you live (home quarantine hotel), as long as you have not violated of quarantine isolation regulations" and ‘’Have not received wages or subsidies of a similar nature during quarantine’’, then you can apply for NT$1000/day quarantine subsidy, a total of NT$15,000, you can apply online. Even newborn babies can apply for it !
The quarantine measures in Taiwan
【What is home quarantine ?】
To prevent the Covid-19, starting from March 19 2020,all the incoming passengers are required to complete the Novel Coronavirus Health Declaration and Home Quarantine Notice and abide by home quarantine measures within 14 days after entering Taiwan.
The quarantine period should stay at the quarantine hotel or government quarantine facility.
Home Quarantine Notice
（Resource from Taiwan Center for Disease Control )
【What quarantine regulations must travelers follow for COVID-19 prevention purposes before they board the flight to Taiwan?】
Regardless of their nationality (including R.O.C. nationals and foreign nationals with an Alien Residence Certificate) or travel purpose (for study, work, diplomatic affairs, etc.), travelers who arrive at an airport in Taiwan must present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test report issued within 3 days (working days) prior to the flight schedule time to the airline staff, comply with border control and quarantine measures imposed by the local government of the place of departure and comply with terms and conditions, and policies concerning providing services to passengers issued by each airline before they can board their flight.
In response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Taiwan has established the Quarantine System for Entry (referred to as the Entry Quarantine System). As long as you enter Taiwan from abroad, you can use your smartphone to make an online health declaration within 48 hours before your flight arrives in Taiwan and fill in your health status and travel history; this Entry Quarantine System can help speed up your customs clearance when entering the country.
【The process of home quarantine ?】
【What should the traveler do after getting off the airplane? What should they notice ?】
According to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced, all the incoming passengers should fill in COVID-19 health declaration and home quarantine notice before arrival in Taiwan.In response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Taiwan has established the Quarantine System for Entry (referred to as the Entry Quarantine System). All inbound travelers to Taiwan may use a smartphone to make an online health declaration on one's health status and travel history within 48 hours before flight arrival in Taiwan. Filling in the Entry Quarantine System beforehand can help speed up customs clearance when entering the country. to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced, all the incoming passengers should fill in COVID-19 health declaration and home quarantine notice before arrival in Taiwan.In response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Taiwan has established the Quarantine System for Entry (referred to as the Entry Quarantine System). All inbound travelers to Taiwan may use a smartphone to make an online health declaration on one's health status and travel history within 48 hours before flight arrival in Taiwan. Filling in the Entry Quarantine System beforehand can help speed up customs clearance when entering the country.
Resource: FAQs - Taiwan Centers for Disease Control
【What should travelers need to notice while filling the Entry Quarantine System ? 】
The Entry Quarantine System can help speed up your customs clearance when entering the country. Therefore we recommend the inbound passengers are required to have a phone number of a telecom service provider in Taiwan (a SIM card can be purchased at the airport of arrival in Taiwan) as long as you enter Taiwan from abroad, you can use your smartphone to make an online health declaration within 48 hours before your flight arrives in Taiwan and fill in your health status and travel history.Turn on your phone after arriving in Taiwan, and an electronic health declaration receipt will be sent to your phone via text message.Go to the place where you should provide your quarantine notice, and show your health declaration receipt on your mobile phone for verification by the on-site personnel.
How can I carry pets into or out of Taiwan?
As for submission of the required examination documents, and quarantine procedure for importing pets, please contact the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine at +886-3-3982663 for further information.
If the traveler doesn't have the phone number of a telecom service provider in Taiwan, could they fill in the Entry Quarantine System aboard in advance?
You should use a Taiwan mobile phone number to make a health declaration and receive an electronic health declaration receipt. If you do not have a Taiwan mobile phone number, you can make your declaration with your roaming number at the place of departure (an overseas station of the airline company). Once you arrive in Taiwan, you will need to purchase a SIM card of a Taiwan telecom service provider at the airport of arrival and install it before entering the country.
Can the travelers share their phone ?
In order to carry out digital tracking and follow-up care at the community level, inbound passengers are required to have a phone number of a telecom service provider in Taiwan (a SIM card can be purchased at the airport of arrival in Taiwan) and to use their personal mobile phone (1 person, 1 phone) to make the health declaration.
Why can't I receive the text messages? How do I solve this problem?
If you have correctly completed the declaration form on the Entry Quarantine System, the system will not send a text message until you arrive in Taiwan. If you still cannot receive the text message after returning to Taiwan, you can follow the steps below to troubleshoot the problem:
1. Check the accuracy of personal information
(1) Check whether the passport number or travel document number on the Entry Quarantine System is consistent with the document number used when purchasing the flight ticket.
(2) Please reconfirm whether the mobile phone number entered into the Entry Quarantine System is correct before sending it.
(3) If your nationality is not the Republic of China (Taiwan), please click the "No Passport Click here" button for your ID card/resident certificate ID card No./ARC No. This will automatically fill in the field for your passport number.
2. SMS sending and receiving settings on you mobile phone
(1) Please make sure that your phone can normally make and receive calls or send and receive text messages. If your phone is set to airplane mode during the flight, please turn off airplane mode and restart your phone to send and receive text messages normally.
(2) Please check your phone's brand and model and whether it has a message filtering function; if you have a Huawei phone (call settings → menu → harassment interception) or a Xiaomi phone (security center → harassment interception → settings).
3. Please ask the airport quarantine personnel to use the troubleshooting function. After confirming your passport number, name, and other information, a text message will be sent to you.
【How do I apply for mobile SIM card ? 】
Is there any other way besides getting a mobile SIM card at the airport?
If you have relatives or friends in Taiwan, you can ask them to prepare a mobile SIM card for you in advance, and mail it to you, and that would save time for waiting in line.
Taiwanese service providers provide eSIM card (virtual SIM card) service, scan QRcode after application, you can download and install the eSIM card on your phone. It's super convenient! After landing in Taiwan, go to "Settings" → ""Mobile Services" → "Add Action Plan" to complete the card exchange. Application method: The five major Telecom Companies in Taiwan have eSIM card services. Currently, only Taiwan Star provides the "online application" service, however, prepaid cards are not supported, and there is a "pay as you go" plan; Chunghwa Telecom needs to be handled at the counter, can apply for a prepaid card, then you can ask your family to send the QRcode to you overseas.
You may first check whether your "mobile phone" supports the function of the eSIM card. The mobile phones that currently support eSIM cards are iPhone XS、XR series、iPhone 11series、iPhone 12 series（operating system 12.1 or higher）、Google Pixel 2 flagship model.
I have been living abroad for a long time, and my Taiwan mobile phone SIM card has expired or has been disabled. What should I do?
You can apply for a new SIM card to a telecom service provider on site (near the place where you submit your quarantine notice), or apply to reactivate your SIM card.
【What can I do when the family member needs to take care ? The requirement of undergoing quarantine with your family in the same room.】
According to strengthened quarantine measures, you and your family should undergo quarantine in a quarantine hotel or a group quarantine facility, but each of you should quarantine in a separate room with a separate bathroom (one person per room).
If you meet the requirements for undergoing quarantine with your family in the same room for caregiving reasons, you may quarantine in the same room with them. If you need to make such a request, you should submit your application to the local government.
The requirements for undergoing quarantine with family members for caregiving reasons:
(1) Children and teenagers (<18 years old).
(2) Individuals who are ≧65 years old and unable to take care of themselves.
(3) Individuals with physical or mental disabilities.
(4) Individuals with physical or mental incapacity.
(5) Individuals with serious injuries.
(6) Pregnant women who cannot take care of themselves during pregnancy as assessed by a doctor.
(7) Individuals unable to take care of themselves due to injuries or illnesses.
(8) Other conditions approved by the local government.
The fine violated the Communicable Disease Control Act.
How can the traveler arrive at the quarantine facility ? What is the price of anti-epidemic texit ?
【Anti-epidemic taxi and rental car fare】
Passengers entering from "key high-risk countries (Brazil, India, Britain, Peru, Israel, Indonesia, and Bangladesh)" take the airport anti-epidemic taxi to the government quarantine facility without paying the fare.
The fare of short-distance passengers (referring to the taxi business area) who enter from "key high-risk countries" will be charged by the taximeter. The maximum payment for passengers is NT$1,000, and the government subsidizes the remaining money.
The fare of long-distance passengers (referring to the area beyond the taxi business area)will be charged twice the fare of the high-speed rail fare.
Resource: Civil Aeronautics Administration, MOTC
How to decide the place for quarantine ?
You can choose to stay at a quarantine hotel or a government quarantine facility (self-paid).
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