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(Updated on 3/15) Entry restrictions for foreigners to Taiwan in response to COVID-19 outbreak Photos - New Southbound Policy

(Updated on 3/15) 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).

CECC removes East Timor from its list of medium-risk countries in response to severe local infections in the country; CECC moves Vietnam and Singapore to the list of low-risk category as cases in the two countries continue downward trend

On March 24, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that local infections became severe in East Timor recently, with multiple cluster infections being reported in the areas outside its capital Dili.

9th Automatic 30-Day Visa Extensions Announced for Foreigners who have Legally Stayed for 180 Days or More Photos - New Southbound Policy

9th Automatic 30-Day Visa Extensions Announced for Foreigners who have Legally Stayed for 180 Days or More

NIA stresses that, in order to prevent international movement of population leading to further outbreaks, as well as to reduce the burden of epidemic prevention on local neighborhoods, foreigners who had been allowed to stay for 180 days or more were previously granted 8 automatic 30-day extensions, since JUL-17-2020. The 9th extension is now in effect.

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan to allow 6-month extension of migrant workers’ contracts

Migrant workers in Taiwan whose contracts are about to expire will be eligible to obtain a six-month extension, the Ministry of Labor’s (MOL) Workforce Development Agency said Wednesday, citing the need to reduce international travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

CECC moves Australia to its list of low-risk country from medium-risk category as local cases in Australia decrease

On March 3, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that Australia had met the criteria for CECC’s list of low-risk countries for five weeks and the country loosened epidemic prevention and control measures on February 27. Thus, the CECC has moved Australia to its list of low-risk countries/regions.

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 Photos - New Southbound Policy

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 Photos - New Southbound Policy

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.

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