In response to the severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in China, Hong Kong and Macau, in order to expedite the process of quarantine operations and immigration clearance upon arrival, Taiwan has developed the Passenger Health Declaration and Home Quarantine Information System (Entry Quarantine System) and will launch the system soon, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced today (February 14, 2020).
Upon their arrival in Taiwan, travelers from China, Hong Kong and Macau (including those transiting through these areas) are provided the Novel Coronavirus Health Declaration and Home Quarantine Notice to complete by quarantine officers. After the launch of this online system, travelers with mobile phone numbers provided by telecom operators in Taiwan can use the Entry Quarantine System by scanning the QR Code while waiting at the check-in counter, the CECC pointed out. Travelers can complete the health declaration form online while waiting for their flights or upon entry. The health declaration pass will be sent to travelers’ mobile phone via SMS upon arrival in Taiwan. After that, travelers will get faster immigration clearance by showing the health declaration pass. Therefore, travelers can complete health declaration and get faster immigration clearance with 4 simple steps: scan the QR Code, fill out the form, get health declaration pass via SMS, and show the pass on your mobile phone.