Q1. When does my home quarantine period end?
A1. When your home quarantine ends depends on the day of arrival, and the day of arrival counts as Day 0; that means, the end date of your home quarantine period is three days after the date of your arrival. For example, if you arrive in Taiwan on June 20, your home quarantine will end at 24:00 on June 23.
Q2. What are entry procedures and quarantine requirements for travelers coming to Taiwan?
A2.Please refer to 「Instructions for passengers before arriving in Taiwan and clearance at the airport」(https://reurl.cc/9pGNNv
A brief description of entry procedures is provided below:
1. Pre-arrival preparation:
Travelers should have a mobile phone with internet access and a COVID-19 PCR test result within two days prior to the flight schedule time (R.O.C. nationals, Alien Resident Certificate holders, and transit passengers will be exempt from providing a result of a PCR test) as well as specify their quarantine location on the online health declaration form.
2. Make online health declaration and specify your quarantine location via mobile phone:
Travelers must have a phone number of a telecom service provider in Taiwan and use the mobile phone with the Taiwan number (one phone per one person) to complete an online health declaration on the Quarantine System for Entry; in special circumstances, travelers can complete their online health declaration at the "self-service registration area" at the airport and receive an Electronic Health Declaration Receipt. In addition, according to the Communicable Disease Control Act, travelers entering Taiwan are required to truthfully declare their travel history and health status; any person who falsifies such information or refuses, evades, or obstructs such declaration will be fined up to NT$150,000.
3. Present Electronic Health Declaration Receipt and relevant documents for inspection:
After travelers complete the online health declaration on the Quarantine System for Entry, travelers should have their passport and Electronic Health Declaration Receipt ready for inspection by quarantine officers. In addition, quarantine officers and inspection personnel at Taiwan's airports will conduct random inspections of travelers’ documents. If a violation of relevant regulations is found by random inspections, heavy penalties will be imposed in accordance with the Communicable Disease Control Act.
4. Walk through Taiwan CDC fever screening stations:
※ Travelers who do not have fever/ pper respiratory symptoms or pass through infrared fever scanners without elevated temperatures detected should take a deep-throat saliva test at a designated location in the airport/port of entry after completing Step 2. For details about the specimen collection process, please visit https://reurl.cc/Lba77X
or view the picture below. After taking a saliva test, travelers should proceed to clear customs and complete entry procedures and then take a quarantine vehicle compliant with epidemic prevention protocols to their quarantine location; travelers should follow related quarantine and testing measures after arriving at their quarantine location.
※ Travelers with fever or pper respiratory symptoms should cooperate with quarantine officers in undergoing a health assessment and undertaking necessary quarantine measures.
Q2-1. What are the requirements related to COVID-19 PCR test results within two days prior to the flight schedule time?
Effective on August 15, 2022, all travelers coming to Taiwan are no longer required to provide a result of a PCR test taken within two days of their flight schedule time. However, those who test positive abroad are required to wait over seven days from their specimen collection date before taking a flight to Taiwan.
Q3. For what purposes may non-R.O.C. nationals apply to enter Taiwan?
A3. Please refer to the "Restrictions on Entering Taiwan" on the website of the National Immigration Agency of the Ministry of the Interior (https://reurl.cc/leemYq
) for a list of persons allowed entry into Taiwan.
Q4. What are entry requirements and related regulations for ship crew members entering Taiwan's ports?
A4. Foreign and Taiwanese crew members permitted to enter a port of Taiwan or go ashore to rest should undergo a three-day home quarantine (one person per residence) and a four-day self-initiated epidemic prevention or adhere to special quarantine requirements approved by the CECC. Further information can be found under the section of Press Releases on the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website (https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En
); details about requirements for different types of vessels can be found on the websites of respective competent authorities as listed below.
(1). Please visit the Maritime and Port Bureau website (https://en.motcmpb.gov.tw
) for details about merchant ships, cruise ships, pleasure boats, etc.
(2). Please visit the Bureau of Energy of the Ministry of Economic Affairs website (https://www.moeaboe.gov.tw/ECW/english/home/English.aspx
) for details about offshore wind vessels.
(3). Please visit the website of the Fisheries Agency of the Council of Agriculture of the Executive Yuan (https://en.fa.gov.tw/
) for details about fishing vessels.
Q5. What are health management protocols for domestic airline crew members returning to Taiwan from regions under the Level 3 travel notice?
A5. Taiwan-based airline crew members are required to follow the Operational Principles for R.O.C (Taiwanese) Airlines Air Crewmembers to Implement Health Control Measures for Epidemic Prevention drawn up by the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), MOTC. Airline crew members should follow respective epidemic prevention and quarantine measures listed below according to their vaccination status after return:
1. Crew members returning from countries under Level 3 travel notice (long-haul flights)：
(1). Those who have received a COVID-19 booster shot for at least 14 days can use testing to replace quarantine: a seven-day self-health management (D0: PCR testing; rapid or PCR testing every two days).
(2). Those who have not received a booster shot (including those who have received a booster for a period of less than 14 days): a three-day home quarantine (D0: PCR testing) plus a four-day self-health management (D4-D7: rapid or PCR testing every day, and going outside is only allowed after testing negative).
2. Crew members who have not entered countries under Level 3 travel notice and have returned to Taiwan the same day (short-haul flights):
(1). Those who have received a COVID-19 booster shot for at least 14 days: a five-day self-health monitoring and a rapid test or PCR test every five days; regular testing may not be mandatory if five days have passed since the last flight duty, and no new duty has been assigned (the days should be recounted after a new duty is assigned).
(2). Those who have not received a booster shot (including those who have received a booster for a period of less than 14 days): a seven-day self-health management and a PCR test every seven days; regular testing may not be mandatory if seven days have passed since the last flight duty, and no new duty has been assigned (the days should be recounted after a new duty is assigned).
If airline crew members have fever or upper respiratory symptoms before (upon) entry, they must undergo a COVID-19 test and home quarantine. Furthermore, those who violate epidemic prevention regulations at an outstation or on the flight will be placed under home quarantine after returning to Taiwan.
CAA supervises the implementation of airlines' management mechanisms for crew members. For any questions about entry requirements for domestic airline crew members, please call CAA (02-23496144) or visit the CAA website (https://www.caa.gov.tw/Article.aspx?a=3046&lang=1
Q6. What rules must confirmed COVID-19 cases abide by before taking the flight to Taiwan?
1. Travelers who test positive abroad are required to wait over seven days from their specimen collection date before taking a flight to Taiwan in order to prevent cross-border transmission of the disease.
2. If a Taiwanese national with confirmed COVID-19 infection needs to return to Taiwan for medical treatment in a special circumstance or without following the above rules, the Taiwanese national should adhere to the "Principles for Returning to Taiwan to Seek Medical Treatment for Taiwanese Nationals Diagnosed with COVID-19 Abroad".
Q7. What should I do if I experience discomfort or symptoms before or upon entry?
A7. If you have experienced any discomfort or symptoms in the 14 days before entry or upon entry, you should truthfully report discomfort or symptoms on the Quarantine System for Entry and notify Taiwan CDC quarantine personnel at the airport or port after arrival; you should also cooperate in undergoing a health assessment and undertaking other necessary quarantine measures.
Q8. If I make a false declaration about my travel history or health status, will I be subject to any penalties?
A8. Yes. If you make a false declaration, you are subject to a fine between NT$10,000 and NT$150,000 according to Article 69 of the Communicable Disease Control Act. According to Subparagraph 2, Paragraph 1, Article 58 of the same Act, travelers entering Taiwan are required to make a truthful declaration on communicable disease forms (e.g. COVID-19 Health Declaration and Home Quarantine Notice).
Q9. When can I get the result of the deep-throat saliva test?
A9. For R.O.C. nationals and Alien Resident Certificate holders, to view the result of the saliva test taken upon arrival, please log into the Digital COVID-19 Certificate website or the National Health Insurance Express App. If your test result is positive, your local health authority will notify you of the positive test result, and you should take relevant epidemic prevention measures; if your test result is negative, you will not receive any notification.