【Update Jan 2021】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.

 

New entry restrictions and quarantine measures for non-R.O.C. nationals starting from January 1, 2021, and tightens quarantine measures for travelers coming to Taiwan starting on January 15, 2021.

 

Who may apply:

Non-R.O.C. nationals may enter Taiwan if they meet the following conditions:

1. Foreign nationals: foreign nationals may enter Taiwan if they hold an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC); for diplomatic or official business; to fulfill contractual obligations; for special humanitarian reasons; when they are the spouse or the underage child of an R.O.C. national; or when they obtain other special permission.

2. Hong Kong and Macao residents: Hong Kong and Macao residents may enter Taiwan if they hold an ARC; to fulfill contractual obligations; as part of internal transfers within multinational enterprises; when they are the spouse or the underage child of an R.O.C. national; or when they obtain permission under special programs.

3. People from Mainland China: people from Mainland China may enter Taiwan if they hold an ARC; when they are the spouse or the underage child of an R.O.C. national; or when they obtain permission under special programs.

 

Transit in Taiwan

Travelers transiting through Taiwan are temporarily prohibited.

 

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)
• 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

Tighten home quarantine measures for travelers entering Taiwan starting from January 15, 2021. Apart from the original requirement of providing a COVID-19 RT-PCR test report issued within three days of boarding, arriving travelers shall also provide proof of the place of quarantine where travelers stay to undergo quarantine (in principle, the place shall be a group quarantine facility or quarantine hotel; those who choose to undergo quarantine at home shall make an affidavit to declare they have met the requirement of one person per residence). Entry quarantine measures will be adjusted on a rolling basis depending on the status of the pandemic and implementation of those measures.

 

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

 

 

For more information:

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

Taiwan Centers for Disease Control