The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on March 20 that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has become a global pandemic, as the number of recently confirmed cases in Latin America, Africa, and Oceania continues to rapidly increase. Since international travelers currently run a heightened risk of infection, the CECC has announced that in addition to the countries already at Level 3: Warning on the travel notice list, including those in Asia, Europe, and north Africa, as well as the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, the travel notice for all countries will now be raised to Level 3: Warning, effective 00:00 Taipei Standard Time (GMT+8) on March 21. The CECC emphasizes that citizens should avoid any nonessential travel abroad and that all inbound travelers will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine upon arrival in Taiwan.
The CECC reiterates that upon returning to Taiwan, citizens must complete a Health Declaration Card and report any symptoms of illness to quarantine officers at the airport. It is essential that all inbound travelers abide by these measures to ensure the safety of the entire nation.