Beginning on June 29, Taiwan allows foreign nationals who wish to travel to Taiwan for reasons other than tourism to apply for a special entry permit with a Taiwan representative office overseas.
All foreign nationals except for those who hold Alien Resident Certificates (ARCs), documents proving they are in Taiwan for diplomatic or official purposes or to fulfill business contracts, or special entry permits are prohibited from entering Taiwan.
Upon entry, Taiwan requires all foreign nationals to present an English-language certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of boarding the flight to Taiwan and undergo a 14-day home quarantine period. The following visitors may be exempted from negative COVID-19 test: personnel on diplomatic or official business, migrant workers, students, those coming to Taiwan for emergency situations, and crewmembers on vessels arriving in Taiwan.
Passengers are allowed to transit through the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport with the following restrictions:
- flights from and to China are excluded;
- transit passengers must fly with China Airlines, EVA Air, or Cathay Pacific and must fly with the same carrier in and out of Taiwan;
- transit passengers must leave Taiwan within eight hours.
Any traveler arriving from outside Taiwan and granted entry are subject to 14-day home quarantine. They will be required to complete a health declaration form and accurately provide their travel and contact history.
Short-term business travelers may apply for a shortened period of home quarantine.