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Taiwan Welcomes Tourists Back with the Visa-Free Travel Program!

Hooray, Taiwan’s reopened — get a headstart on your vacation planning with our handy guide on the latest travel requirements!

If you still can’t pick where you’re traveling to next, then this is ✨your sign✨ to take a trip to Taiwan! With its borders set to reopen on 29 September, you can soon visit Taiwan and experience street food crawls, go on shopping sprees at the night markets, or visit iconic attractions such as the National Palace Museum, Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Rainbow Village, Taipei Zoo, and Yehliu Geopark.

But before you start mapping out your itinerary, make sure you’re on top of the latest travel restrictions to Taiwan first!

Who can travel to Taiwan?

Taiwan Welcomes Tourists Back with the Visa-Free Travel Program!, Taipei, Taiwan
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Anyone! As long as you follow the requirements and restrictions, you can freely enter Taiwan.

What are the entry requirements and restrictions to Taiwan?

1. A passport with a validity of at least 6 months from the date of entry.

2. A confirmed air or sea ticket.

3. For Brunei, Philippines, and Thailand passport holders: proof of accommodation booking, host or sponsor’s contact details, and proof of sufficient travel funds.

Other entry requirements and restrictions to Taiwan come in two phases:

First Phase (29 Sep – 12 Oct 2022):

    Visa-free entry for an additional 11 countries (65 in total): Chile, the Dominican Republic, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Nicaragua, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, and the Philippines.

    3+4 quarantine scheme: 3 days of quarantine and 4 days of self-monitoring either in a quarantine hotel or residence following the “one person per room” rule.

    You no longer need to take an RT-PCR test upon arrival at the airport. At the airport, you will receive four rapid antigen test kits and are advised to use them as follows:

Day

What to do

Day 0-1 (Arrival or next day)

Take a rapid antigen test and report your result to an epidemic prevention staff member via phone

Day 3

Take another rapid antigen test and report to officials if you test positive

Days 4-7

Take a rapid antigen test if you have any suspected COVID symptoms

If you need to leave your accommodation during this period, you must test negative within 48 hours before leaving your accommodation.

The weekly arrivals cap will be increased to 60,000 from 50,000.

Important Reminder: The day you arrive is counted as Day 0. Make sure to have your quarantine arrangements ready because you’ll need to show this as proof when you check into your flight.

Second Phase (from 13 Oct 2022):

    Borders will be opened for countries not included in the visa-free travel program.

    0+7 scheme: you no longer have to undergo quarantine at all and you can instead self-monitor for 7 days.

    You no longer need to take an RT-PCR test upon arrival at the airport. At the airport, you will receive four rapid antigen test kits and are advised to use them as follows:

Day

What to do

Day 0-1 (Arrival or next day)

Take a rapid antigen test and report your result to an epidemic prevention staff member via phone

Days 2-7

Take a rapid antigen test if you have any suspected COVID symptoms

If you need to leave your accommodation during this period, you must test negative within 48 hours before leaving your accommodation.

The weekly arrivals cap will be raised to 150,000 from 60,000.

How many days am I allowed to stay in Taiwan if I’m coming from a country listed in the visa-free travel program?

Number of days

Starting date

Countries

90 days

Sept. 12, 2022

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Eswatini, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Island, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (effective until 31 Mar 2025), Norway, Palau, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tuvalu, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Vatican City State

90 days

Sept. 12, 2022

Diplomatic allies: Belize, Nauru, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

90 days

Sept. 29, 2022

Chile, Israel, Japan, South Korea, and Nicaragua

30 days

Sept. 29, 2022

Dominican Republic, Singapore, and Malaysia

14 days

Sept. 29, 2022

Thailand, Brunei, and the Philippines

Now that you have all the requirements and restrictions laid out for you, here comes the exciting part — inviting your loved ones, booking your flight, and planning your trip to Taiwan!

Happy and safe travels! 😎

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