The Taiwanese government has extended its entry restrictions and its suspension of visa processing until at least Feb. 28.

Key Points:

  • Non-Republic of China (ROC) nationals without a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) are barred from entering or transiting through Taiwan.
  • Individuals holding visitor or residence visas are not allowed to enter Taiwan.
  • Visa application processing remains suspended.
  • These measures will be in place until at least Feb. 28, and authorities will adjust them on a rolling basis.

Additional Information: Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for those who have received entry permission for emergency and humanitarian reasons as well as business travelers who have received special permission from the Taiwanese authorities.

BAL Analysis: Employers should continue to identify affected employees and reschedule travel as necessary. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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