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(Updated on 2/25) Entry restrictions for foreigners to Taiwan in response to COVID-19 outbreak Photos - New Southbound Policy

(Updated on 2/25) Entry restrictions for foreigners to Taiwan in response to COVID-19 outbreak

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on February 24, 2021, that implementation of the Fall-Winter COVID-19 Prevention Program (2020/12/01-2021/2/28) will be continued until further notice, but that entry regulations will be adjusted. In accordance with the decision, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will update regulations concerning the entry of foreign nationals into the Republic of China (Taiwan).

MOFA announces adjustments to regulations for foreign nationals entering Taiwan beginning March 1, 2021, in line with the continuation of CECC Fall-Winter COVID-19 Prevention Program Photos - New Southbound Policy

MOFA announces adjustments to regulations for foreign nationals entering Taiwan beginning March 1, 2021, in line with the continuation of CECC Fall-Winter COVID-19 Prevention Program

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on February 24, 2021, that implementation of the Fall-Winter COVID-19 Prevention Program (2020/12/01-2021/2/28) will be continued until further notice, but that entry regulations will be adjusted. In accordance with the decision, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will update regulations concerning the entry of foreign nationals into the Republic of China (Taiwan).

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan eases restrictions on entry of foreign visitors

Taiwan will partially lift restrictions on the entry of foreign visitors starting March 1 and allow shorter quarantine periods for business travelers from countries deemed as being at low or low-to-moderate risk for COVID-19.

Starting from March 1, Taiwan to again allow short-term business travelers from list of low- and medium-risk countries who are eligible to enter the country to apply for shortened quarantine periods

On February 24, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that it would again allow people from CECC's list of low- and medium-risk countries/regions who are eligible to enter Taiwan and wish to make short visits for business purposes to apply for shortened quarantine periods in Taiwan.

CECC moves Cambodia to its list of medium-risk countries as cases in the country increase and adds Bhutan to the low-risk category as Bhutan has met the criteria for three weeks

On February 24, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that a cumulative total of 137 confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in Cambodia from February 20 to February 23, and it was determined that cases in the country would continue to rise.

Starting March 1, Taiwan to restore special conditions for non-R.O.C. nationals to enter Taiwan and protective measures for transit passengers to follow at Taoyuan International Airport

On February 24, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that the special conditions for non-R.O.C. nationals to enter Taiwan and the protective measures for non-R.O.C. nationals transiting in the country to follow at Taoyuan International Airport would be restored starting from 00:00 am on March 1 (local time at the flight origin). Related details are listed below.

In response to the continued severity of COVID-19 worldwide, Fall-Winter COVID-19 Prevention Program will continue to be implemented

On February 22, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that the Fall-Winter COVID-19 Prevention Program, originally scheduled to be effective from December 1, 2020, to February 28, 2021, would be adjusted and continue to be implemented on and after March 1, in response to the severity of COVID-19 globally and the continued occurrence of imported cases in Taiwan.

Taiwan lifts entry ban on international students

The Ministry of Education (MOE) late Monday announced the lifting of an entry ban for international students that has been in place since January due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with immediate effect.

8th Automatic 30-Day Visa Extensions Announced for Foreigners who have Legally Stayed for 180 Days or More

Given the continued severity of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, NIA has decided to provide the 8th automatic extension to foreigners who entered Taiwan before or on MAR-21-2020, and have not overstayed their allowed duration of stay (including their initial visa and all previous extensions).

The COVID-19 pandemic reaches its peak and slows down globally though the situation remains serious; public should continue following quarantine and epidemic prevention measures

On February 3, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that a large-scale cluster infection of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with unknown sources of infection occurred in Vietnam recently, and the Vietnamese authorities indicated there would be a risk of second wave of infection in the country. In consideration of the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam, the CECC has moved Vietnam to its list of medium-risk countries/regions from low-risk countries/regions.

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