Mandatory quarantine for arrivals to be shortened to 10 days beginning March 7

On February 24, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that quarantine for all arrivals will be reduced to 10 days starting 00:00 on March 7, 2022 (incoming flight's scheduled arrival time in Taiwan), and changes to related measures are listed below.

A. Required quarantine period and quarantine location:
a. The number of days an arrival should quarantine will be shortened to 10 days, and the day of arrival counts as Day 0; a seven-day self-health management will be required starting the 11th day.
b. The arrival should quarantine at home or a residence of his or her family or friends, and the principle of one person per residence should be observed. If the principle of one person per residence cannot be followed, the arrival should complete the 10-day quarantine at a quarantine hotel.
c. Family members/household members who arrive on the same day may choose to quarantine together in their home or a residence of their friends or family or they may stay in the same quarantine quarter depending on their willingness and room types of the quarantine hotel where they stay. However, due to the space of single rooms, it is not recommended that more than two people share a room.

B. Testing measures:
a. PCR testing (a total of two tests):
1. Arrivals will undergo a PCR test upon arrival (Day 0) as currently required.
2. Before the end of quarantine (the 10th day of quarantine), arrivals will undergo another PCR test at a hospital or a location arranged or designated by their local government. Those testing negative should continue to practice a seven-day self-health management after being released from quarantine.

b. At-home rapid testing (a total of five tests):
1. At-home rapid tests: a test will be given on the third, fifth and seventh days of quarantine and on the third, sixth or seventh day of self-health management, respectively.
2.At-home rapid test kits will be given by international airport/port personnel.