Taiwanese authorities have announced that they will gradually ease certain COVID-19 entry requirements and resume visa-free entry for some travelers.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Sept. 29, the weekly cap on arrivals will increase from 50,000 to 60,000.
  • Travelers will no longer have to take a PCR test upon arrival; instead, travelers will be required to take rapid at-home COVID-19 test during a three-day quarantine.
  • Travelers must undergo a three-day quarantine and a four-day self-initiated epidemic prevention at their residence or in a designated hotel.
  • Beginning Oct. 13, travelers will no longer have to undergo a three-day quarantine upon arrival; instead the self-initiated epidemic prevention will last for seven days.
  • Rules and guidelines for carrying out the self-initiated epidemic prevention are available here.

Additional Information: Beginning Sept. 29, nationals of Chile, Israel, Japan, Nicaragua and South Korea can stay in Taiwan for up to 90 days without a visa; nationals of the Dominican Republic, Malaysia and Singapore can stay for up to 30 days without a visa; and nationals of Brunei, the Philippines and Thailand can stay up to 14 days without a visa. A full list of visa-free countries is available here.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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