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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Center for Chinese Studies


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2020/03/23 MOFA

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)

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"National Central Library takes measures in respond to the COVID-19"

As the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) becomes increasingly severe, the National Central Library (NCL) will enhance its epidemic prevention measures. Comprehensive body temperature measurements and disinfection with alcohol will be mandatory from Mach 10th.

The entrance(B1) and entrance(1F) of the Art & Culture Center will be closed except for the main entrance of the library, entrance of the reading room(B1) and entrance of the parking lot(B2).

Please note as follows:
1)The main entrance of the library: The entrance is for patrons who look for information, go to the Center for Chinese Studies, the conference venues, the Scholastic Store, or the Psalms Café.
2)The Reading Room(B1): Patrons are asked to test their body temperature when entering. The original newspaper area at the Art & Culture Center(B1) has been moved to the dining area (the room next to 7-Eleven convenience store) temporarily.
3)The parking lot(B2): Patrons who enter into the parking lot are asked to test their body temperature as well. Those with normal body temperature will be given a sticker of the day (a different color each day) as a health identification

因應嚴重特殊傳染性肺炎(武漢肺炎) 全面量測體溫防疫措施,圖書館出入口動線調整公告


1、圖書館正門:查閱資料及前往藝文中心會議場地、The Scholastic Store書店、Psalms Cafe詩篇咖啡餐廳等,請由此處出入。




"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.


MOFA Announcement

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.
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