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(Updated on 7/3) Entry restrictions for foreigners to Taiwan in response to COVID-19 outbreak Photos - New Southbound Policy

(Updated on 7/3) Entry restrictions for foreigners to Taiwan in response to COVID-19 outbreak

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.

【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 7/3) 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 7/3)

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.

CORONAVIRUS/Taipei office in Manila closed due to COVID-19 case

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines suspended consular services beginning Thursday until further notice due to a confirmed COVID-19 case involving a receptionist who works in the building where the office is located.

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan adjusts rules on COVID-19 testing of foreign travelers

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday slightly relaxed its regulations on the timeframe for COVID-19 testing of foreign nationals traveling to Taiwan.

From June 25, transit passengers are allowed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport with thorough route and monitoring measures in place to prevent coronavirus spread Photos - New Southbound Policy

From June 25, transit passengers are allowed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport with thorough route and monitoring measures in place to prevent coronavirus spread

Considering that transit passengers have been allowed at some airports in Hong Kong and Singapore, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) announced a plan concerning transit passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic under the principle of strict border control and eased domestic prevention measures.

CORONAVIRUS/Visitors to Taiwan increase as doors open to business travelers

The number of arrivals at Taiwan's largest airport increased sharply Monday -- the first day that Taiwan opened its doors to foreign business travelers from certain countries and areas since mid-March, when border controls due to COVID-19 were imposed.

CECC confirms 1 more imported COVID-19 case; case returns to Taiwan from Bangladesh

On June 18, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Case #446 is an over 60-year-old male who visited Bangladesh for work on his own in the second half of January. The case flew to Malaysia from Bangladesh on June 12.

CECC announces guidelines for confirmed cases returning to Taiwan to protect against community transmission of COVID-19

The CECC reiterated that confirmed cases should wear a mask at all times during their flight to Taiwan. It advised that they should be subject to entry measures for travelers from countries listed at Level 3: Warning.

CORONAVIRUS/CECC to loosen quarantine rules for business travelers from June 22

Business travelers arriving from certain countries will be allowed to apply to shorten the length of their mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entering Taiwan from June 22, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday.

From June 22, short-term business travelers are allowed entry and can apply for shortened home quarantine period

On June 17, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced the conditions under which short-term business travelers can apply for reduced amount of time of home quarantine. As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has continued to subside in Taiwan, the CECC had several consultation meetings with relevant government agencies in a bid to reopen borders for international business and trade activity.

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