COVID-19 Information

Taiwan-specific Information:

  • Taiwan has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control provides daily updateson the number of confirmed cases. The American Institute in Taiwan continues to closely monitor the development related to COVID-19.
  • U.S. citizens are encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest COVID-19 and U.S. Citizen Services updates.

Entry and Exit Requirements (Updated:  August 6, 2020):

  • Beginning on June 29, Taiwan allows foreign nationals who wish to travel to Taiwan for reasons other than tourism to apply for a special entry permit with a Taiwan representative office overseas. U.S. citizens in the United States may contact the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO)
  • All foreign nationals except for those who hold Alien Resident Certificates (ARCs), documents proving they are in Taiwan for diplomatic or official purposes or to fulfill business contracts, or special entry permits are prohibited from entering Taiwan.
  • Upon entry, Taiwan requires all foreign nationals to present an English-language certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three working days of boarding the flight to Taiwan and undergo a 14-day home quarantine period. The following visitors may be exempted from negative COVID-19 test:  personnel on diplomatic or official business, migrant workers, students, those coming to Taiwan for emergency situations, and crew members on vessels arriving in Taiwan.  More information can be found here.
  • Passengers are allowed to transit through the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport with the following restrictions: 1) flights from and to China are excluded; 2) transit passengers must fly with China Airlines, EVA Air, or Cathay Pacific and must fly with the same carrier in and out of Taiwan; 3) transit passengers must leave Taiwan within eight hours.  More information can be found here.
  • Any traveler arriving from outside Taiwan and granted entry are subject to a 14-day home quarantine. They will be required to complete a health declaration form and accurately provide their travel and contact history.
  • Short-term business travelers may apply for a shortened period of home quarantine. More information can be found here.
  • The Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced four automatic 30-day extensions, extending the total period of stay to a maximum of 180 days, for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa. No application is required.  More information can be found here.
  • For the latest updates on Taiwan’s entry requirements, please monitor the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website and the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bureau of Consular Affairs website.

Quarantine Information:

  • A person under home quarantine is required to wear a surgical mask and immediately return home or go to a designated location for home quarantine.
  • Local officials will call the individual under home quarantine every day during the 14-day period to ask about the individual’s health status and will record the information on a Health Status Record form.
  • During the quarantine period, the individual is to stay home (or at the designated location) and may not use public transportation or leave Taiwan.
  • Symptomatic individuals will be sent to designated medical facilities for tests; the relevant health authorities will also begin active monitoring.

If you are currently in Taiwan and believe that you may have symptoms of COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control website at or call the Communicable Disease Prevention and Reporting Hotline at 1922 for information.

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