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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.

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.

CORONAVIRUS/More airlines suspend flights serving Taiwan amid pandemic

More airlines have decided to suspend flights serving Taiwan amid plummeting demand and increasingly tight border controls set by governments around the world, including Taiwan's, to keep the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at bay. Thai AirAsia said Saturday it will cancel all international flights from March 25 to April 25, including the Taoyuan-Chiang Mai route between Taiwan and Thailand.

Air New Zealand suspends flights with Taiwan

Air New Zealand announced Tuesday it will halt flights between Auckland and Taipei due to the measures being taken by its government to curb the global spread of the novel coronavirus. All flights between Auckland Airport and Taoyuan International Airport will be suspended from March 30 to June 30, the airline said after New Zealand government's announced on March 14 that everybody arriving in the country, including New Zealanders, would be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Tough measures Photos - New Southbound Policy

Tough measures

Minister of Health and Welfare and head of the Central Epidemic Command Center Chen Shih-chung prepares to read a statement announcing new measures forbidding all foreign nationals from entering Taiwan starting March 19, with exceptions for those who hold Alien Resident Certificates or documents proving they are on urgent diplomatic, business or other special missions.

Four Indonesians barred from Taiwan over fake travel documents

Four Indonesian nationals were barred from entering Taiwan by immigration officers at Taoyuan International Airport after they were found to have fake New Zealand e-visas, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Sunday. The Indonesian nationals were trying to enter Taiwan by each holding a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) and an Online Application for R.O.C. (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate, said the NIA in a press release.

Taiwanese seeking jobs in Philippine gambling sector urged to be cautious Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwanese seeking jobs in Philippine gambling sector urged to be cautious

The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Sunday advised Taiwanese applying for work in the Philippines gambling industry to exercise caution, saying many companies in that sector are operating outside the law.

Restrictions on Travelers to Taiwan

The above charts show Taiwan’s temporary travel restrictions and quarantine regulations, which are among its response measures to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the region and beyond.

Taiwanese seeking Philippine visa must present travel history: MECO

Despite the recent lifting of a travel ban imposed by Manila on Taiwan, Taiwanese visiting the Philippines will still be required to present a travel history when applying for a Philippine visa, the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) clarified Sunday.

Wide-ranging lobbying efforts led to repeal of travel ban: sources

One day after the Philippine government's decision to lift the travel ban it imposed on Taiwan, a clearer picture emerged Saturday of the roles played by government, business and labor groups in the successful effort to have the policy reversed.

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