The government of Taiwan announced that it would allow certain foreign relatives to apply to enter Taiwan.

Key Points:

  • As of April 12, foreign relatives of Republic of China (R.O.C.) nationals and Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) holders who are living in Taiwan can apply to enter Taiwan.
  • To enter Taiwan, such individuals can submit a special entry permit application at any Taiwanese overseas mission for the purpose of visiting an R.O.C. national or ARC holder who is living in Taiwan.
  • More information on the application process for the special entry permit is available here.

Additional Information: Other individuals who can apply to enter Taiwan while COVID-19 border measures are active include those traveling for education, business visits, investment purposes, contractual obligations and employment, among others.

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