The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory, advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. International commercial flight options currently exist in Taiwan. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights in Taiwan at this time. We encourage you to visit www.ait.org.tw for more information and enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest COVID-19 and U.S. Citizen Services updates.
- Taiwan has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
- The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control provide daily updates on the number of confirmed cases. The American Institute in Taiwan continues to closely monitor the development related to COVID-19.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Effective March 19, all foreign national are prohibited from entering Taiwan except for those who hold Alien Resident Certificates (ARCs) or documents proving they are in Taiwan for diplomatic or other official purposes or to fulfill business contracts, and those who have received special permits.
- Currently, travelers are not allowed to transit through Taiwan in order to prevent cross-border transmission risks.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced a second automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application required.) More information here: https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-220-5081-c06dc-2.html
Notes concerning home quarantine
- 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 https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En or call the Communicable Disease Prevention and Reporting Hotline at 1922 for information.
- AIT latest Health Alert message
- Taiwan Centers for Disease Control
- Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare
- Bureau of Consular Affairs, Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs