【Important Visa Announcement】Entry restrictions for foreigners to Taiwan in response to COVID-19 outbreak

From June 29, 2020, foreign nationals who wish to travel to Taiwan may apply for a Special Entry Permit with an R.O.C. overseas mission by submitting relevant documents and forms. Applications by students and people wishing to study Mandarin in Taiwan will be handled by the Ministry of Education in line with its related measures.

Hong Kong and Macao residents please visit here for details.

Passengers who plan to transit in Taiwan, please visit here for detail.


Who may apply:

  1. Business/Employment purpose
  2. Visiting relatives
  3. Working Holiday
  4. Students (Mandarin study excluded)
  5. Attending Conference / Exhibition
  6. Attending Training Courses
  7. Medical Treatment
  8. Internship purpose
  9. Religious Work


Who may NOT apply:

  1. Tourism or social visiting
  2. Mandarin Study


Special Entry Permit requirement:

  • Visa Application Form (Complete Online Form, then print out with signature)
  • Applicant’s passport – original
  • Passport photo x2 (taken within 3 months)
  • Australia Visa Grant Notice (if not Australian)
  • Permit from Taiwan government (if applicable)
  • Detail business activities and travel itinerary in Taiwan (Form 2 & Form 3 - for Business shorter quarantine)  * Not available until further notice
  • Other support documents that meet the purpose of this travel
  • Fees: A$72.00 (Cards on spot or Money Order by mail, make payable to: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office)
  • Prepaid return Register Post envelope (if not pick up in person)


Application can be made in person or via mail.

Booking is essential for all lodgment (Online Booking System).


About Quarantine:

Upon entering Taiwan, all foreign nationals must present an English-language certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three working days before boarding the flight to Taiwan and undergo a 14-day home quarantine period.


All foreign nationals must complete the "Quarantine System for Entry" form on their cellphones prior to boarding.


COVID-19 test Exemption

Visitors of the following categories can be exempted from negative COVID-19 test:foreigner with valid ARC, personnel on diplomatic or official business, migrant workers, and students (whose entry is managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Labor, and Ministry of Education and who represent manageable risk levels), as well as people coming to Taiwan for emergency situations and crewmembers on vessels arriving in Taiwan (for whom it may be difficult to obtain a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test).

Although COVID-19 test is exempted for above people, 14 days quarantine is still required after arrival in Taiwan.


Shorter Quarantine for Business Traveler (Not available until further notice)

After entering Taiwan, short term business travelers (stay in Taiwan less than 3 months) from low-risk/medium-risk countries or regions may apply for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test at their own expense on the fifth day (low-risk )/seventh day (medium-risk ) of their stay with the local health authority of the administrative district in which their quarantine hotel is located. If the result is negative, they can apply to the local health authority to end their home quarantine period and observe self-health management until the 21st day after entry.

Note: The low-risk and medium-risk countries/regions are listed below. The list will be adjusted based on the epidemic situations and trends, surveillance and testing capacities and epidemic information transparency in these countries and regions, as well as the epidemic situations in their neighboring regions and countries. The list will be reviewed every two weeks by CDC Taiwan.


Low-risk countries/regions: New Zealand, Macao, Palau, Fiji, Brunei, Vietnam, Thailand, Mongolia, Bhutan, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar.

Medium-risk countries/regions: Korea, Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka.

Quarantine Chart


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Entry restrictions for foreigners to Taiwan in response to COVID-19 outbreak