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Taiwan Travel Restrictions

62,37% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 57,68% last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Taiwan.

Taiwan entry details and exceptions

Entry restrictions do not apply to citizens from Taiwan and their family members and foreign nationals with a valid Alien Resident Certificate. Foreign nationals that need to enter Taiwan for emergencies or humanitarian grounds will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and must receive permission from the CECC before applying for a special entry permit.

Travelers must have the Quarantine System for Entry on their mobile phone and must fill out the health declaration form.


Outgoing travel to TaiwanTravelling from South Africa to Taiwan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Taiwan.

Details and exceptions

Travelers from high risk countries are required to take another PCR test upon checking-in in a designated quarantine facility and at the end of their quarantine period.

Individuals who are not from high risk countries may only take the test before the end of their quarantine period.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Taiwan.

Details and exceptions

All travelers arriving in Taiwan must quarantine for 14 days in a designated quarantine facility at their own expense. See list of approved facilities here

Individuals who will quarantine are advised to make a reservation and payment in the Quarantine System for Entry 48 hours prior to arrival in the country.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Taiwan

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Taiwan must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Taiwan are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Taiwan

Masks:Recommended in enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Taiwan. Please check the official guidelines from Taiwan for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Taiwan.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Taiwan.

  • Mask usage in Taiwan is recommended in enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Taiwan are open with restrictions. Bars in Taiwan are open with restrictions.

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