The Taiwanese government has increased its testing requirements for inbound international travelers.

Key Points:

  • As of Jan. 4, international travelers must have proof of a negative PCR test taken within two days of departure.
  • Authorities will calculate the timeframe based on:
    • The “specimen collection date” instead of the test report date.
    • The incoming flight’s scheduled departure time and location.

Additional Information: Previously, travelers were required to have proof of a negative PCR test taken within three days of departure to be allowed to enter Taiwan.

BAL Analysis: Travelers must ensure their PCR test report meets the aforementioned requirements before boarding the plane to be allowed to enter Taiwan. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group. For additional information, please contact

Copyright © 2022 Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. All rights reserved. Reprinting or digital redistribution to the public is permitted only with the express written permission of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. For inquiries, please contact