On October 19, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) pointed out that travelers planning to enter some countries can be exempted from undergoing post-arrival quarantine/ isolation or providing a negative test result if they have received the required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine accepted by the country they are traveling to. The CECC announced that, starting today, individuals who received the Medigen COVID-19 vaccine and need to travel abroad can receive other COVID-19 vaccines granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the government.
A. Criteria for getting additional shots:
People who received the Medigen vaccine and need to go abroad can get one, two, or three shots of a COVID-19 vaccine granted EUA by Taiwan's government according to the entry requirements (including boarding/entry restrictions, a quarantine/isolation exemption, or a negative test result) of the country they are traveling to after showing relevant documents (e.g. electronic flight tickets or proof of enrollment/ employment overseas).
B. The number of doses and interval:
Receiving the first and second dose of any brand of vaccine other than Medigen is considered as receiving the primary series vaccination, and a minimum of four weeks (28 days) is recommended between the vaccine and the previous dose. A third dose of any brand of vaccine other than Medigen is considered a booster and should be given at least 12 weeks (84 days) after the previous dose.