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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  January 19, 2023

The U.S. CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Taiwan-specific Information

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter?  Yes, visa free tourism resumed September 29, 2022.
  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens?  Yes.
    • Travelers who test positive abroad are required to wait over seven days from their specimen collection date before taking a flight to Taiwan.  More information can be found here.
  • Inbound passengers no longer need to show a COVID-19 test result prior to boarding a flight to Taiwan.
  • Travelers are allowed to transit through Taiwan.  More information can be found here.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?  No.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry?   Yes.
  • 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:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?  No.
  • Effective October 13, 2022, Taiwan has lifted the quarantine requirement for all arrivals and require 7-day period of self-initiated epidemic prevention.  Taiwan maintains a requirement that arrivals may stay “one person per room” during the 7-day period.  More information can be found here.  If you will require a hotel, and need a list of Taiwan quarantine hotels, please see here.
  • Effective December 1, 2022, Taiwan to ease mask mandate.  More information can be found here.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Taiwan?  Yes.
  • Are test results reliably available within one calendar day?  Yes.
  • Self-pay COVID-19 test is widely available at hospitals throughout Taiwan.
  • An English test report is available after 48 hours or less.
  • Test report can be delivered only by in-person pick up.
  • Cost of testing as listed by the hospitals varies from NTD 3,500 to NTD 8,000 (USD 110–250)
  • If you are currently in Taiwan and believe that you may have symptoms of COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control website or call the Communicable Disease Prevention and Reporting Hotline at 1922 for information.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Are vaccines available in Taiwan for U.S. citizens to receive?  Yes.  It is available only to those residing in Taiwan with an ARC.
  • Which vaccines are available in Taiwan?  AstraZeneca, Moderna, BNT and Medigen.
  • Information about the availability of the vaccine in Taiwan can be found on here (Taiwan CDC) and here (National Immigration Agency).
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to CDC’s requirement that all U.S. bound travelers present a negative COVID testplease review CDC’s website.
  • Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity.  To submit information in support of an exemption, email <TaipeiACS@state.gov>

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