Taiwan ends quarantine measures 21 November 2022

At the end of September, the Taiwanese Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that from 13th October arriving travellers were no longer required to quarantine and instead will undergo a seven day period of self-initiated prevention after arrival. Related border restrictions were also lifted.

Other details that the CECC announced include a weekly cap on arriving travellers, with the weekly cap in principle being 150,000 on a trial basis. Arriving travellers will also no longer be required to make a health declaration on the Quarantine System for Entry before arrival or have a mobile phone with a Taiwanese number.

Whilst mandatory quarantine has been discontinued, as part of the self-initiated prevention period arriving travellers should stay at home or a residence of a friend or family member or a hotel room that meets the requirement of “one person per room” (with a private bathroom). 

Arriving travellers should stay in their accommodation if they experience symptoms. If they don’t experience symptoms, a negative result from an at home rapid test taken within two days is required before they go out or go to work. They should wear a mask at all times when outside.

Arriving travellers can dine alone or with specific persons in a restaurant if they need to eat when outside. They should immediately put on a mask when they leave their seat or finish eating. 

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