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*  ——COVID-19 News——
date:2021/04/06


【2021/02/25 ── Entry restrictions for foreigners】

Beginning March 1, 2021, foreign nationals who wish to travel to Taiwan for reasons other than tourism and regular social visits may apply for a special entry permit with an R.O.C. overseas mission by submitting relevant documents and forms.

To continue to safeguard domestic antipandemic efforts, all inbound and transit travelers to Taiwan are required to provide a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test report issued within three working days of their incoming flight's scheduled departure time. Travelers should also log into the Quarantine System for Entry ( http://hdhq.mohw.gov.tw/ ), use their mobile phone to fill out the health declaration form prior to their departure, and make an affidavit stating that the location of their intended 14-day home quarantine in Taiwan (to be conducted in a quarantine hotel or in a home with one person per residence) meets relevant regulations. These conditions are subject to change and may be adjusted as circumstances require.

***Taiwan Fellowship scholars please contact overseas mission for visa application and let us know your arrival date.***

Please see the link for detailed information: https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-220-5081-c06dc-2.html

【2021/01/27 ── Online registration guide (after arriving in Taiwan)】

Due to the temporary stricter measures against the Covid outbreak in Taiwan, we will start online registration after scholars arrive in Taiwan.
For visa application, please visit: https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-220-5081-c06dc-2.html

------------ Online Registration Guide (after arriving in Taiwan) ------------
1. Please submit the following documents by email (scan or photos)
□ First page of blue book (we will email you when you arrive in Taiwan)
□ E-ticket details
□ Air ticket receipt or other paperwork proving the payment was made
□ Passport page
□ Visa page
□ Grant Authorization and Terms of Agreement signed
2. After the quarantine (15 days), please go to the Immigration Agency (No.15, Guangzhou St., Taipei).
▲ For those who hold the visiting visa and need to get the record of ID number, please prepare your passport, Grant Authorization Letter and Letter of Consent.
▲ For those who hold the resident visa and need to apply for the ARC card, please bring your passport, Grant Authorization Letter, Letter of Consent, profile photo, address certificate (please ask CCS for it) and NTD1000.
3. After the quarantine and self-management period (21 days in total), please open a bank account or post office account near your host institution.
4. After opening a bank account, please send us your bankbook cover photo. We will start to process the stipend for you.

***Please wear your medical mask all the time.***

【2021/01/05 ── Fellows are temporarily unable to get special entry permits to enter Taiwan】

Given that Taiwan government announced the adjustments to regulations for foreign nationals entering Taiwan beginning from Jan 1, 2021 (https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-220-5081-c06dc-2.html), Taiwan Fellowship recipients are temporarily unable to get special entry permits to enter Taiwan from Jan. 1, 2021, while those who obtained special entry permits on or before December 30, 2020, from R.O.C. overseas missions will still be allowed entry.

Please let us know if you get the FR visa before December 30 and plan to come to Taiwan in January.

For visa application, please visit: https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-220-5081-c06dc-2.html

【2020/12/31 ── Instructions for 2021 visiting scholars】

1. If you haven’t apply for the visa, please contact with your local representative office. Please find more information at: https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-220-5081-c06dc-2.html
2. For those who have already got the visa and prepared to come to Taiwan, please register at our center AFTER quarantine period and self-health management time (21 days in total).
3. All passengers permitted entry who have been in the UK in the previous 14 days will be required to complete their mandatory 14 day quarantine at a designated quarantine centre. Further information regarding quarantine centres can be found on Travel Advice Page: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/taiwan

【2020/12/30 ── Entry restrictions for foreigners to Taiwan in response to COVID-19 outbreak】

Given the continued severity of COVID-19 worldwide and in order to secure domestic antipandemic efforts and ensure public health, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announces that beginning January 1, 2021, at 00:00 (local time at the airport of departure), entry restrictions and quarantine regulations for foreign nationals will be tightened. Foreign nationals meeting the criteria below will be allowed entry:
1. Alien Resident Certificate holders;
2. personnel on diplomatic or official business, persons who can prove they are fulfilling commercial and contractual obligations, or persons admitted for special humanitarian reasons;
3. spouses and minor children of R.O.C. nationals or Alien Resident Certificate holders;
4. other persons requiring special permission.

The aforementioned persons requiring special permission refer to those who have received approval from R.O.C. central competent authorities or agencies, such as white-collar workers, migrant workers, and foreign students.
In addition, foreign nationals who obtained special entry permits on or before December 30, 2020, from R.O.C. overseas missions will still be allowed entry.
Beginning January 15, 2021, at 00:00, apart from the original requirement of providing a COVID-19 RT-PCR test report issued within three days of boarding, arriving travelers must also provide proof of the location of their intended quarantine. In principle, travelers should quarantine at a group quarantine facility or quarantine hotel; those who choose to quarantine at home must sign an affidavit declaring they have met the requirement of one person per residence. The CECC will further adjust entry restrictions and quarantine regulations in response to global pandemic developments and the effectiveness of antipandemic measures. (E)

Source: Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
For further information, please visit:
https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/Detail/6qJb0IbzLMT9EllcqPZTqw?typeid=158
https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-220-5081-c06dc-2.html

【2020/12/01──People must wear masks in eight types of public venues】

From December 1, people must wear masks in the following eight types of public venues:
1. Healthcare facilities
2. Public transportation
3. Places of consumption
4. Learning places
5. Sports and exhibition venues
6. Entertainment venues
7. Religious and worship places
8. Offices and business venues
🐶 Members of the public who do not wear a face mask as required and refuse to wear a mask after being advised to do so will be fined not less than NT$3,000 and no more than NT$15,000.
🐶 If people need to dine at the above-mentioned public venues, as long as social distancing is maintained or partitions are installed inside those locations, people can take off their masks temporarily while eating.
🐶 In outdoor venues where large crowds gather or in public large-scale outdoor events, proprietors or management units of such venues are advised to manage and control crowds based on the total number of people at these venues.

【2020/11/18──Fall-winter COVID-19 prevention program to be launched on December 1】

The Fall-winter COVID-19 Prevention Program will be launched on December 1:
A. Border quarantine: all travelers coming to Taiwan and transit passengers are required to provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within three days prior to boarding the flight to Taiwan.
B. Community prevention: people must wear masks in eight types of public venues, and violators who refuse to comply after being advised could be penalized according to laws.
C. Medical response: strengthen case reporting and specimen collection procedures, and formulate incentive indicators.

For further information, please visit:
https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/Detail/KIUJU0aZex70DPFUN3d66w?typeid=158

【2020/08/05──Quarantine hotels in Taipei】

There are 38 quarantine hotels in total currently. Citizens of Taipei City can apply for a subsidy of 500 NTD per day if they stay in these hotels (maximum subsidy: NTD 7,000).

For further information, please visit:
https://english.tpedoit.gov.taipei/News_Content.aspx?n=4873CCA4DE459B31&sms=3A7614D85647C036&s=3B472C77ABF48272

【2020/08/05──Be sure to wear face masks when it is crowded or in an enclosed area】

Taiwan Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Aug. 5) announced eight public settings (Schools, Places of worship, Medical and health facilities, Public transports, Venues of entertainment, Cinemas and concerts, Markets, Large social events) where mask-wearing will be compulsory, in response to the country's increased coronavirus cases over the last few weeks. Those who violate the regulation will be fined up to 15,000 NTD.

【2020/07/17──Fifth automatic 30-day visa extension】

Fifth automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application required) (overstayers excepted)
*The total period of stay cannot exceed 180 days.

For further information, please visit:
https://www.mofa.gov.tw/en/News_Content_M_2.aspx?n=1EADDCFD4C6EC567&s=C36D055C5DB09A53

【2020/06/15──Fourth automatic 30-day visa extension】

Fourth automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application required) (overstayers excepted) (The duration of stay has thus been extended to 120 days in total.)
*The total period of stay cannot exceed 180 days.

For further information, please visit:
https://www.mofa.gov.tw/en/News_Content_M_2.aspx?n=1EADDCFD4C6EC567&s=D9E21372B34248FF&fbclid=IwAR3hQvbHhv1DIqAZl1I4THdwXae1z1x841kf4xp5zVIb1MQVrQwkhH0DWRo

【2020/05/22──Public can use chatbot to gain latest information on COVID-19】

The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) recently established a bilingual chatbot on Google Assistant to serve as another channel for the public to obtain latest information regarding disease prevention. If members of the public have any question regarding COVID-19, they can open up the Google Assistant app on a device which supports Google Assistant to interact with the chatbot for information regarding COVID-19 prevention.

For details on how to use, please refer to the attachment:
https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/File/Get/tZF6-oan8YnZ_FIhokYwqQ

【2020/05/18──Third automatic 30-day visa extension】

Third automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application required) (overstayers excepted)

For further information, please visit:
https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-220-5609-e00b6-2.html

【2020/05/07──Epidemic prevention】

◎ Mask Distribution System ◎
Name based Mask Distribution System 3.0
→ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsRWK67b6C4
How foreigners can buy face masks
→ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rBzfQGpS1k

◎ Mask Wearing ◎
Correct Way to Wear a Surgical Mask
→ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7MOW7tODRs
How to Disinfect Surgical Masks
→ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFGRxyDkCzM

◎ Hand Washing ◎
Steps for proper hand washing
→ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkMJ8NYeVUE
Hand washing beats hand sanitizers
→ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUB4MOqt2CM
Proper hand sanitizer use
→ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2hMrlnU5Xk

For further information, please visit:
https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En

【2020/04/17──Second automatic 30-day visa extension】

Second automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application required) (overstayers excepted)

For further information, please visit:
https://www.mofa.gov.tw/en/News_Content.aspx?n=1EADDCFD4C6EC567&sms=5B9044CF1188EE23&s=FAFE67832FE4A4BB

【2020/03/31──Reminders for large gatherings during Coronavirus pandemic and please avoid any nonessential travel abroad】

Large gatherings during Coronavirus pandemic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP9wFFjxiV4

Please avoid the frequency of gatherings and please keep a distance with people.
Please avoid indoor activities with more than 100 attendees, and outdoor activities with more than 500 attendees. And please keep 1-meter physical distance in public and avoid long time activity.
If you attend gatherings, please:
(1) Keep 1-meter physical distance in public
(2) Keep your hands sanitary
(3) Keep air circulating in the venue.
If you hold the gatherings, please:
(1) Disinfection all the facilities
(2) Clear grasp of staff’s health
(3) Prepare the protective products
A kind reminder for those have chronic illness or feeling unwell, please avoid to attend any large gatherings.

Please avoid any nonessential travel abroad:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JryNB2Rb2SM&list=PLUVNcpyCoTdrqnrammMB8DQF5aYDN--Zr&index=1

The CECC has announced that the travel notice for all countries will now be raised to Level 3: Warning, effective 00:00 Taipei Standard Time (GMT+8) on March 21. Citizens should avoid any nonessential travel abroad and all inbound travelers will be subject to a 14-day home quarantine upon arrival in Taiwan. During home quarantine, leaving your accommodation will result in a fine up to NT$1,000,000 (US$33,063).

【2020/03/23──Automatic 30-day visa extension】

Automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application is required) (overstayers excepted)

For further information, please visit:
https://www.mofa.gov.tw/en/News_Content.aspx?n=1EADDCFD4C6EC567&s=010999A1A2A7E158

【2020/03/17──Scholars Holding Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) can Buy Masks at National Health Insurance (NHI) Contracted Pharmacies】

The 2019 novel coronavirus caused a rising issue of mask.
Scholars who hold the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) shares the same mask rationing as Taiwan citizen: two masks per week. For buying masks, please bring your ARC card for identification.
*Certificate number ends with odd number can buy masks on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
*Certificate number ends with even number can buy masks on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Masks only ration to National Health Insurance (NHI) contracted pharmacies.

【2020/02/04──Entry restrictions and visa control measures】

Starting February 7, 2020, the Republic of China (Taiwan) will implement entry restrictions and visa control measures on foreign nationals who have visited or resided in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the previous 14 days.
In response to the expanding novel coronavirus outbreak, as well as to safeguard public health security and strengthen management of the flow of people entering Taiwan, the Taiwan government will adopt the following measures for foreign nationals seeking to enter the country:
1. In general, starting February 7, 2020, foreign nationals who have visited or resided in the PRC over the past 14 days before they arrive in Taiwan will be prohibited from entering Taiwan (including those who are eligible for visa-free treatment, landing visas, and e-visas, as well as those carrying valid visas).
2. However, foreign nationals seeking to enter Taiwan for special reasons may apply for an entry visa as long as they have not visited or resided in areas in the PRC severely affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak (level 1 and level 2). When applying for such a visa, foreign nationals must provide the following documents in order for the Taiwanese overseas mission to process the application in accordance with relevant regulations:
2.1. Complete travel history comprising the previous 14 days. (Applications submitted by those who have been to severely affected areas in the PRC during this period will not be accepted.)
2.2. Certificate of a health checkup conducted in the previous seven days showing that the applicant does not have a fever of 38 degrees Celsius or higher and is not suffering from respiratory tract or lung infections.
2.3. Signed affidavit stipulating that the applicant shall immediately notify health authorities in Taiwan when experiencing any symptoms detailed in paragraph 2.2.
2.4. Other documents required for entry visas to Taiwan based on the purpose of visit.
3. Foreign nationals possessing a valid Taiwan Resident Certificate who have visited or resided in the PRC in the previous 14 days shall self-isolate at their home and carefully monitor their health for a period of 14 days after returning to Taiwan.
4. The aforementioned measures may be adjusted or updated based on the development of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

For further information, please visit:
https://www.mofa.gov.tw/en/News_Content.aspx?n=1EADDCFD4C6EC567&s=B15583048219C198)

 
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