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 caregiving requirements and other protective 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?
The latest quarantine policy for entering Taiwan
Starting 00:00 on June 15, 2022 (incoming flight's scheduled arrival time in Taiwan), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that quarantine for all arrivals was reduced to 3 days and changes to related measures are listed below.
Q1. 6/15 from 00:00, after entering the country, people can be picked up by relatives and friends' vehicles. Do I need to apply for the pick-up of relatives and friends?
Travelers should check "relatives and friends/ group vehicle pick-up" at the time filling quarantine entry system, and please cooperate with the traffic route planning disclosed by each airport.
Q2. Do you need to apply in advance for staying in an quarantine hotel in the first three days and return home in the next four days? Where should I apply to? Are there any conditions or restrictions?
The principle of 3-day home quarantine and 4-day self-intiated epidemic prevention shall be the same place. If the locations are different, the traveler shall apply to the local government of the place where self-initiated epidemic prevention is located, and you will sign a statement of changing location after approval.
NB: You can change the location only once.
Q3. What are the conditions of "going outside unless necessary"? During the period of home quarantine 3+4 and self-intiated epidemic prevention?
For work, shopping for daily necessities or performing business performance, you can go out for work, visits, speeches and meetings, and avoid going to crowded places or contacting with unspecified people. You should wear masks throughout the process to maintain a social distance. (Effective 0:00 on June 15)
Q4.If the quarantined people go out for independent epidemic prevention in the epidemic prevention Hotel, and they do not return or even lose contact, what measures can the hotel take? Are there any violations and related penalties for the quarantine public?
In case that the independent epidemic prevention personnel staying in the epidemic prevention hostel go out but do not return, the quarantine hotel shall assist in informing the local government, and they shall conduct relevant investigation to confirm whether the people have violated the norms of self-initiated epidemic prevention. If they have violated, they shall be adjudicated in accordance with Article 69.
What is home quarantine?
To prevent the Covid-19, starting from June 15 2022, all the incoming passengers are required to be quarantined at home for 3 days and self-initiated epidemic prevention for 4 days in the same place, The local health authority will issue the Novel Coronavirus Health Declaration and Home Quarantine Notice and abide by home quarantine measures.
The quarantine period should stay at the quarantine hotel or government quarantine facility.
【What is the difference between home quarantine and home isolation?】
What do you need to do before arriving in Taiwan?
Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test report
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 2 days prior to the flight schedule time to the airline staff, which will be calculated based on the "specimen collection date" instead of the test report date; the newly revised two-day period will be based on the incoming flight's scheduled departure time at the place of departure, that is, counting two calendar days backwards from the incoming flight's scheduled departure time (excluding the flight date).
【FAQ of COVID-19 RT-PCR test report】
Q1: Where can I obtain a COVID-19 RT-PCR test report within two days prior to the flight schedule time? Do I need to pay for it myself, or does the government cover my testing expenses? Is it difficult to obtain such a test report?
Q2: If a traveler transfers to Taiwan through a third place, which voyage is the two-day period of a COVID-19 RT-PCR test report to be based on?
Q3: What items are required for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test within two days prior to the flight schedule time?
Q4: If it is difficult to obtain a COVID-19 RT-PCR test report overseas, can travelers be exempted from providing such a test report under certain circumstances? Can travelers undergo testing after they enter Taiwan?
Q5: If a person arrives at a port in Taiwan by ship, is the Fall-Winter COVID-19 Prevention Program applicable to the person? Must he or she provide a COVID-19 PCR test report?
【FAQ of Quarantine System for Entry】
Q1: If I have a mobile phone number for international roaming, why do I need to apply for a domestic mobile phone number when entering the country?
Q2: Can passengers share mobile phones?
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. However, under special circumstances (for example, the passenger is a child under 12 years old) and when the passenger will undergo home quarantine with another person in the same location, they can complete the health declaration through a shared mobile phone.
Q3: 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 arrival, you can follow the steps below to troubleshoot the problem:
Q4: 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.
Q5: What should children under 18 who have lived overseas for a long time do if they plan to come back to Taiwan on their own but they don't have a Taiwan SIM card or mobile phone number?
According to the National Communications Commission (NCC), minors are allowed to apply for a domestic mobile phone number if they can provide two ID documents and those of their legal representative. Overseas students may have school personnel act as their legal representative if they have difficulty obtaining these documents of their parents. In addition, some telecom service providers offer cell phone rental service.
【FAQ of Quarantine policy】
Q1: If my family and I enter Taiwan together, can I undergo home quarantine with them in the same residence?
If you do not have another home quarantine member entering the country with you and have the caregiving reasons, you will need a non-home quarantine member to live with you at home or in a quarantine hotel during the quarantine period, 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 non-home quarantine member for caregiving reasons:
Q2: When will I be released from home quarantine?
Simply add 15 days to the date of entry. For example, if you arrived in Taiwan on April 1st, you will be released from home quarantine on April 16th (1+15=16).
Q3: I was informed that I had contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases. What should I do if I develop fever or respiratory symptoms like cough?
A3: If you have
【What to do if you are confirmed with COVID-19 during quarantine】
If you are in the period of home quarantine and feel unwell and are found to be positive after a rapid test, you can contact the Department of Health or 1922 as soon as possible and follow the instructions.
Read more: The latest guideline for the new policy of confirmed cases. What to do if you are confirmed to have Covid-19?
【Who is eligible for home quarantine relaxation】
【If you are a business traveler, what do you need to do before entering Taiwan?】
This article contains information on the latest quarantine policy and the types of business visas and how to apply for them.
Read more: Business travelers to Taiwan: visa application, quarantine regulations, eligibility, work permit guideline
【Fines for violation of home quarantine regulations】
How do I get to my quarantine hotel in Taiwan from the airport?
According to the announcement from the Central Epidemic Epidemic Command Center all travels traveling to Taiwan:
How do I get to the taxi waiting area after getting off the plane?
Necessary guidance is provided in the terminal. Arrivals are requested to follow signs and personnel to arrive at the designated anti-epidemic taxis in the arrival halls.
How to apply for a home quarantine subsidy?
【What quarantine regulations must travelers follow for COVID-19 prevention purposes before they board the flight to Taiwan?】
【The process of home quarantine ?】
【What should the traveler do after getting off the airplane? What should they notice ?】
If you go abroad before March 17 2020, after completing the 3-nights home quarantine, people who are citizen or hold a resident certificate, 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$3,000, even newborn babies can apply for it ! You can apply online.
Source: Travel Taiwan During Covid-19
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