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(Updated on 3/21)【Important Announcement】Entry restrictions for foreigners to Taiwan in response to COVID-19 outbreak Photos - New Southbound Policy

(Updated on 3/21)【Important Announcement】Entry restrictions for foreigners to Taiwan in response to COVID-19 outbreak

In response to border control measures and flight bans implemented around the world to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, MOFA announces that all travelers who entered Taiwan on or before March 21, 2020, on a visitor visa, a landing visa, or through a visa-waiver program and who have not overstayed their legal stay period will be granted an automatic 30-day extension. No application is required.

Quarantine Hotel Launched – Increasing Supply by 1.28 Times Photos - New Southbound Policy

Quarantine Hotel Launched – Increasing Supply by 1.28 Times

As the outbreak deteriorates in Europe and the US, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has continued to expand the list of Level 3 Warning countries, resulting in a spike in the demand for quarantine hotels recently and leading to insufficient rooms.

Taiwan, Australia to exchange raw materials to fight COVID-19

Taiwan and Australia have agreed to exchange raw materials in the near future to help each other fight the new coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced Monday. In a Facebook post, the MOEA said Australia has agreed to provide 1 million liters of edible alcohol to be turned into 4.22 million 300 milliliter bottles of 75 percent-alcohol hand sanitizer. In return, Taiwan will provide 3 metric tons of non-woven fabric to Australia, the key raw material used in su

MOFA calls on WHO to take neutral, professional stance facilitating Taiwan’s full participation and contributions Photos - New Southbound Policy

MOFA calls on WHO to take neutral, professional stance facilitating Taiwan’s full participation and contributions

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) took notice when the World Health Organization Secretariat issued a statement on March 29 recognizing the success of Taiwan’s epidemic prevention and containment measures and acknowledged the importance of Taiwan in the global fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, MOFA regrets that the WHO statement fails to present the full facts.

Stricter screening and quarantines boost coronavirus containment

Following a presentation at Thursday's weekly Cabinet meeting by the Ministry of Health and Welfare on the latest developments in the novel coronavirus outbreak in Taiwan, Premier Su Tseng-chang directed that the Sports Administration closely follow rule changes at global sporting associations to ensure that Taiwan's athletes and their participation qualifications will not be affected by the widespread rescheduling of international sporting competitions.

MOFA thanks world leaders for praising Taiwan’s COVID-19 efforts Photos - New Southbound Policy

MOFA thanks world leaders for praising Taiwan’s COVID-19 efforts

Taiwan’s use of timely, transparent and high-tech methods to combat COVID-19 have been praised by leaders of allies and like-minded partners around the world, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs March 24.

Foreign Minister Wu talks Taiwan’s COVID-19 response on Fox Business Photos - New Southbound Policy

Foreign Minister Wu talks Taiwan’s COVID-19 response on Fox Business

Taiwan’s strategy for combating coronavirus (COVID-19) relies on a whole of government approach and open communication backed by the lessons learned from dealing with severe acute respiratory syndrome, according to Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu March 24.

COMPUTEX 2020 Rescheduled to September Presenting 5G & communications, smart solutions, gaming, and startups Photos - New Southbound Policy

COMPUTEX 2020 Rescheduled to September Presenting 5G & communications, smart solutions, gaming, and startups

COMPUTEX organizers, TAITRA President & CEO, Mr. Walter Yeh, and TCA Secretary General, Mr. Enoch Du jointly announce, for the health and safety of exhibitors and visitors, the effectiveness of the exhibition, and maintaining the COMPUTEX brand image, COMPUTEX scheduled for June 2-6 will be rescheduled to September.

CECC confirms 19 more imported COVID-19 cases; all cases linked to studying, working, traveling abroad

On March 25, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 19 new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Among the 19 imported cases (Cases #217-235), 12 patients are women and seven are men, with their ages ranging between 10 and 69 years old. These patients entered Taiwan between March 12 and March 22 and displayed symptoms between March 15 and March 23. The countries these patients had traveled to before the onset of disease include Belgium, Egypt, F

Automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application is required) (overstayers excepted) Photos - New Southbound Policy

Automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application is required) (overstayers excepted)

In response to border control measures and flight bans implemented around the world to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, MOFA announces that all travelers who entered Taiwan on or before March 21, 2020, on a visitor visa, a landing visa, or through a visa-waiver program and who have not overstayed their legal stay period will be granted an automatic 30-day extension.

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