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(Updated on 7/24) Entry restrictions for foreigners to Taiwan in response to COVID-19 outbreak Photos - New Southbound Policy

(Updated on 7/24) Entry restrictions for foreigners to Taiwan in response to COVID-19 outbreak

On July 24, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to rage in the Philippines. Furthermore, of 11 imported cases confirmed in Taiwan from June, six are linked to the Philippines. To protect public health, the CECC announced that starting from July 26, travelers arriving in Taiwan from the Philippines must follow related quarantine measures which are listed below.

Travelers arriving in Taiwan from Philippines must undergo COVID-19 testing at airports and undergo 14-day period of quarantine at group quarantine facility Photos - New Southbound Policy

Travelers arriving in Taiwan from Philippines must undergo COVID-19 testing at airports and undergo 14-day period of quarantine at group quarantine facility

On August 9, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread in the Philippines. To ensure public health and safety, the CECC announced that starting from August 12, travelers arriving in Taiwan from the Philippines must follow related quarantine measures which are listed below.

CORONAVIRUS/Arrivals from Philippines to be collectively quarantined

All travelers arriving from the Philippines will be quarantined at official quarantine locations starting Wednesday, due to the rising number of imported COVID-19 cases from the country, including a new case on Sunday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

CORONAVIRUS/U.S. lists Taiwan as very low-risk destination for COVID-19

The United States on Thursday lifted an advisory that had warned its citizens against all international travel, and it placed Taiwan on a list of 13 destinations where the risk of COVID-19 transmission is “very low.”

Japan is removed from CECC’s list of medium-risk countries as its coronavirus cases continue to increase Photos - New Southbound Policy

Japan is removed from CECC’s list of medium-risk countries as its coronavirus cases continue to increase

The CECC reported that coronavirus cases are rapidly increasing in Japan, with more than 1,000 new cases per day, and the majority of those cases are recorded in Japan’s urban areas that have frequent social exchanges and travel with Taiwan. In consideration of the status of the pandemic in the country, the CECC has removed Japan from the category of medium-risk countries.

CORONAVIRUS/No need to test all arrivals in Taiwan for COVID-19: CECC

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday there is no need to test all arrivals in Taiwan for COVID-19, as current quarantine regulations have proven to be successful in disease prevention.

CORONAVIRUS/'Visa run' unnecessary for foreign students changing schools: MOFA

International students seeking to continue their tertiary education in Taiwan or transfer from one university to another are not required to leave the country for a "visa run," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Sunday, in response to a petition on the issue.

Starting from July 26, travelers arriving in Taiwan from Philippines must undergo COVID-19 testing at airports and observe quarantine measures Photos - New Southbound Policy

Starting from July 26, travelers arriving in Taiwan from Philippines must undergo COVID-19 testing at airports and observe quarantine measures

On July 24, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to rage in the Philippines. Furthermore, of 11 imported cases confirmed in Taiwan from June, six are linked to the Philippines. To protect public health, the CECC announced that starting from July 26, travelers arriving in Taiwan from the Philippines must follow related quarantine measures which are listed below.

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan extends suspension on all overseas tours until end of August

The suspension of all outbound and inbound tours imposed on Taiwanese travel agencies will be extended until the end of August, as the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of abating, the Tourism Bureau said Friday.

【Important Announcement】MOFA adjusts entry regulations for foreign nationals in response to worldwide efforts to resume economic activity and international exchanges following COVID-19 outbreak (updated on 7/23) Photos - New Southbound Policy

【Important Announcement】MOFA adjusts entry regulations for foreign nationals in response to worldwide efforts to resume economic activity and international exchanges following COVID-19 outbreak (updated on 7/23)

From June 29, 2020, foreign nationals who wish to travel to Taiwan for reasons other than tourism and regular social visits may apply for a special entry permit with an R.O.C. overseas mission by submitting relevant documents and forms. Applications by students and people wishing to study Mandarin in Taiwan will be handled by the Ministry of Education in line with its related measures.

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