Quarantine Exempt Travel to Taipei
On September 29, the local Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that effective on October 13, 2022, all arriving travellers will no longer be required to quarantine and will instead undergo a seven-day period of self-initiated epidemic prevention after arrival.
Visa-exempt entry scheme will also be fully restored on October 13. Travelers from countries not granted visa-exemption treatment will be allowed to apply for visas to enter Taipei for regular social visits and tourism. The ban on tour groups will also be lifted. The list of eligible countries for the visa exemption program can be found here.
Details of the easing of border measures are summarized as follows. Delegates are strongly advised to visit the local CECC website for all information.
A. Before Arriving in Taipei
- Check the validity of your passport (at least 6 months before expiry)
- Delegates are strongly encouraged to conduct a Covid-19 test within 48 hours of your departure and purchase medical insurance to cover COVID-19 and other unexpected medical costs (NOT mandatory)
B. Arriving in Taipei (Day 0)
- Mandatory quarantine will be discontinued
- No PCR test will be required at the Airport
- Four rapid test kits will be given to arriving travelers at the Airport
When to use rapid tests?
– On the day of arrival or the first day of the self-initiated epidemic prevention period (Day 0/Day 1)
– Arriving travelers should take a rapid test and produce a negative result within two days before going out during the self-initiated epidemic prevention period
– Symptoms develop during this period
– The test results will not be recorded. Arriving travelers should follow the Self-initiated Epidemic Prevention Guidelines if they test positive with a rapid test
Other Important Notes:
- During your entire stay, please follow the CECC epidemic prevention methods (https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/Detail/UxCjYmCfhTPMKXBuGUkPsw?typeid=158).
- As the COVID-19 situation remains fluid, and travel restrictions and requirements can change and differ from country to country, please check with your respective embassy or travel agency to verify the requirements and ensure compliance with all visa and entry regulations imposed by Taipei and your home country.
- The Organizing Committee is not responsible for any travel disruptions or expenses incurred by attendees that include, but not limited to failure to comply with the prevailing entry requirements and/or change of travel safety measures imposed by the local government or your home country.
- If you have any questions regarding your travel arrangement, please contact the local team (firstname.lastname@example.org) or APVRS Secretariat (email@example.com).