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Taiwan Coronavirus Update

Traveling During Covid-19: A Taiwan Guide

In a typical year, Taiwan is an exciting destination in Asia to visit. Its citys’ beautiful skylines, night markets, natural beauty, temples, quirky cafés, and museums draw in visitors worldwide. Taiwan is a destination that everyone should experience at least once.

However, 2021 is not a typical travel year. COVID-19 has impacted travel across the globe. Quarantines, closures, and restrictions have become the new norm in almost every country.

So, what about Taiwan?

If you’re interested in visiting there, stay tuned. This article will provide an overview of everything you need to know about traveling to Taiwan and COVID-19.

Is It Safe To Visit Taiwan During Covid-19?

Taiwan is one of the most secure places in the world when it comes to COVID-19. The island has done better at curbing COVID-19 than almost any other nation in the world. Out of 24 million residents, there have only been ten COVID-related deaths since the start of the pandemic as of 3/29/2021. That is an impressive number that is unmatched in other places.

COVID-19 CASES IN TAIWAN

As of March 31, 2021, there have only been 1,024 confirmed COVID-19 cases throughout the pandemic. Nine hundred sixty-nine of these people has recovered.

HOSPITALS

COVID-19 has not overrun hospitals in Taiwan. Taiwanese hospitals are only treating 24 people for this disease at the moment.

VACCINE

Taiwan planned to start vaccinating its residents beginning on March 22, 2021. Taiwan has reached agreements for 1.5 million doses to be available for citizens.

General COVID-19 Regulations In Taiwan

Taiwan has enacted many restrictions throughout the pandemic to keep its cases low.

Here is what traveling to Taiwan looks like during this pandemic:

WHO CAN ENTER

As of 3/17/2021, some foreign nationals are allowed into Taiwan. However, tourists and social visitors are still not allowed except visitors from Palau.

However, business travelers can now apply for special permission.

Passengers who do not have permanent residency visas must apply for a permit at a Tapei Representative office.

QUARANTINE PERIOD

Visitors who are allowed to enter must stay at a quarantine hotel for 14 days when they first arrive, take a COVID test, and fill out a declaration form. These rules apply to all visitors, regardless of vaccine status.

Quarantine hotels provide guests with three meals each day, and people may not leave their rooms during the isolation period. Accommodations are more challenging to find these days because of the increased demand for self-isolation hotels.

Should you test positive for COVID-19, you must stay at a medical facility for further testing and monitoring.

Tourism In Taiwan During COVID-19

Within the country, people are free to move about with little to no restrictions and no curfews. Commercial masks are still mandatory in public places, and failure to comply can result in fines. However, the tourist experience is intact for those living in Taiwan.

TRANSPORTATION

Flights are still running between Taiwan and many international destinations. There are no restrictions on public transportation within the country, and everything is operating on its regular schedule.

TOURS/TOUR SITES

Many tours and tourist destinations are still operating in Taiwan with increased safety measures. These protocols include masks and social distancing.

RESTAURANTS

Dining, restaurants, night markets, and street food are open for business. Many places look like they did pre-COVID, but with the presence of masks. There are robust options for those looking to dine out in Taiwan.

NIGHTLIFE

Taiwan still has nightlife and celebrations. Most recently, the island held numerous Lunar New Year celebrations. Taiwan even successfully held a famous EDM music festival, ULTRA Taiwan, last November.

Interested In Visiting Us In Taiwan?

Awesome!  We can’t wait for you to join us!

Why not go ahead and start planning your trip? Take a look at all of our wonderful tours in the greater Hualien area, and feel free to contact us with any questions whatsoever.

Want to go ahead and reserve your spot? No problem! If you’re dates change, we’re happy to change your reservation at no cost. We’re here to help any way we can. That’s the Island Life Way!

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About Island Life Taiwan

Based in Hualien, Taiwan (adjacent to Taroko Gorge National Park), Island Life Taiwan designs all of our unique daily itineraries to help you discover the rich natural beauty and culture of Taiwan, in the most enjoyable, and most immersive way possible. We’re dedicated to showing you the most amazing locations in eastern Taiwan, while having the most fun and avoiding the crowds. More than just a tour operator and adventure outfitter, our team truly loves showing this awe-inspiring part of the world to our guests, and when you love what you do, it shows.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us and let us help you pick the tour or adventure that’s right for you!

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Comments

Tio jossph
February 28, 2020
Good day, we will be traveling to taiwan from the Philippines on april 9 , we will participate the Ironman taiwan in penghu island, will it be safe by then?
danielpmode
February 29, 2020
Hey there! Right now Taiwan is largely virus free. No cases on Penghu Island. Just 34 cases have been reported over the months out of 23 million people. Just be aware that flights have been cancelled between Taiwan and China/Macau/Hong Kong/South Korea.
Anonymous
February 27, 2020
Hello! We will be travelling this coming April 1 to 5. We are so worried because we will be travelling in Taiwan with one infant 1 Toddler and I kid and since there was a CoronaVirus outbreak we hesitated to fly in our dates. We our thinking for the safety of our Children so we are planning to rebook our flights before the Visa free will run out. I just need your suggestions about our concerns:
danielpmode
February 29, 2020
Hey there! Right now Taiwan is largely virus free. Just 34 cases have been reported over the months out of 23 million people. Just be aware that flights have been cancelled between Taiwan and China/Macau/Hong Kong/South Korea.
Leah landicho
February 26, 2020
Hi we already book the ticket and visiting taiwan on march 29 to april 3 please let me know if it safe to travel to your country. This is our first time to travel with my husband i also book the hotel and i already paid the booking please help us.
danielpmode
February 26, 2020
At this point Taiwan is very safe to travel to. Just a note, you will be quarantined in Taiwan if you have visited or transferred in China, Hong Kong or Macau. Check back here for daily updates.
Lily anne Aliperio
February 26, 2020
I will be having a trip on April 19? Is it still safe to travel?
danielpmode
February 26, 2020
At this point Taiwan is very safe to travel to. Just a note, you will be quarantined in Taiwan if you have visited or transferred in China, Hong Kong or Macau. Check back here for daily updates.
Sahar
February 25, 2020
Where does it say in the foreign and commonwealth office that it is safe to travel... I also have tickets booked for April... And I am dubious about the whole situation
daniel
February 25, 2020
There are links on this page to several government sites. If there is a different specific country's travel recommendations you are looking for, I suggest taking a look at their government sites directly.
Marixi Espiritu
February 25, 2020
hello! I am working in Saudi Arabia and I'm planning to visit taiwan on 2nd week of March. will there be any problem if I will return to saudi arabia? thanks and regards.
daniel
February 25, 2020
There are currently no travel restrictions between Taiwan and Saudi Arabia. Please note that you should avoid travel through China, Macau, Hong Kong and South Korea.
Ja Yong Cho
February 20, 2020
I will travel to Taiwan from February 21 to March 6. I am going to visit Korea for a week in the middle of my trip. Are you having trouble visiting Korea and entering Taiwan again? If there is a problem, I would like to cancel my trip to Korea.
daniel
February 21, 2020
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday issued a basic Level 1 travel alert for South Korea, advising travelers from Taiwan to exercise normal precautions while in the country, in light of a spike in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases there. No Travel restrictions are in place at this point.
Inez
February 18, 2020
Will all the night market open during this virus period?
daniel
February 21, 2020
Absolutely!
Mirek V.
February 25, 2020
Hi there. I will be travelling to Taiwan on first march and my flight goes through Honkong airport. I will be there about 3 Hours. Do i have to be in quarantine after my arrival or am i save to visit Taiwan? Thx a lot.
daniel
February 25, 2020
The most recent rules we've seen state that you would need to be quarantined upon your arrival in Taiwan for 14 days if you go through Hong Kong. I suggest contacting the airline to confirm. Good luck!
Zaza
February 14, 2020
Hi there, I am visiting Taiwan on 2nd week of March and I am a Singaporean. Will there be any restrictions or quarantine required by the Taiwan Airport?
daniel
February 14, 2020
Unless you have visited China, Hong Kong or Macau in the last two weeks you will be just fine. No Taiwan-Singapore restrictions. Come on down to Hualien when you're here and join us! Safe travels.
Anonymous
February 14, 2020
thank you so much! ;D
Annonymous
February 13, 2020
I will be travelling to Taiwan on first march and everyone keep giving me "weird look" when i said i will go to Taiwan..i do contemplate whether or not to cancel. seeing ur post does give some relieve..please keep on update daily so i can shove ur page address to everyone who keep questioning my decision.. really ruin my mood to plan the iternary
daniel
February 13, 2020
Happy to help! We will keep it updated. We still have lots of guests coming through from all over the world if that makes you feel better.
Sherri
February 10, 2020
I already booked my flights for April to visit my family, I have been worrying about should I cancel the trip or not, your information has given me great hope, thank you so much!
Island Life Team
February 10, 2020
Happy to help! We'll keep this updated daily and we have our wonderful tours in Hualien going out daily as well. Come join us when you can!
February 8, 2020
Hi There! This is the best news I've heard so far. I am a solo female traveler from the Philippines and is scheduled to visit Taiwan in Feb. 21-25 this year. It is my birthday travel and I was too worried that my plans will get ruined because of the nCoV outbreak. I've been coordinating with my hotel and tours and was having second thoughts in pursuing my trip. I read news everyday about the nCoV updates in Taiwan and suddenly I landed on you post which is a big factor in my decision making. I'll be visiting Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung and would like to check out Hualien. See you soon Taiwan!
February 8, 2020
Appreciate all the information. Thank you.
James
February 7, 2020
Thank for the infos!
Jeffrelen
February 10, 2020
Hi there, first i would to thank you for the info.. See you on Feb 12-16 Taiwan... First timer abroad. From Philippines.. Please update your post day by day.. Thank you God bless.
Theresa
February 26, 2020
Hi I'm a South African who will be visiting my mom in Taipei for the 1st time I have been questioned by so many people of going to taiwan because of the virus but I will be traveling only by end of April is it realy safe please can anyone tell me... Thanx in advance
danielpmode
February 26, 2020
At this point Taiwan is very safe to travel to. Just a note, you will be quarantined in Taiwan if you have visited or transferred in China, Hong Kong or Macau. Check back here for daily updates.
Marissa and John
February 3, 2020
Thanks for the great information! We'll be visiting Taiwan later this month. Looking forward to it!

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