Taiwan Coronavirus Update: Taiwan Temporarily Restricts Foreign Visitors Beginning March 19th
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Taiwan Coronavirus Update

Taiwan Temporarily Restricts Foreign Visitors Beginning March 19th

Updated: March 19th, 2020

Many nations still consider Taiwan one of the safer countries to visit during the coronavirus pandemic. Taiwan continuously ranks as one of the safest countries in the world, and has done an excellent job limiting its exposure to the coronavirus. But as of March 19th, Taiwan will temporarily prohibit foreign visitors from coming to Taiwan. Details of the travel restrictions can be found here.

Taiwan Travel Restrictions March 19th

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Comments

Emily Junior
March 9, 2020
I'm from Singapore. Have booked my Taiwan trip with my husband on 23 march. Not sure if we are still allowed to travel in late March looking at the increasing numbers of people who got the virus in Singapore. Have never been to Taiwan and would love to visit this end March. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you.
daniel
March 9, 2020
To our knowledge, there are no travel restrictions with Singapore at this point. Good luck!
Anonymous
March 10, 2020
Thank you for your prompt reply.
David
March 7, 2020
Hi there. Thank you very much for the comprehensive information. I am a Singaporean student planning a graduation trip, going to Japan (Tokyo, Kobe, Osaka) in early April, followed by Taiwan in the second half of April. May I know if there are any quarantine laws if I arrive in Taiwan within 14 days of travel to Japan? Thank you very much
daniel
March 9, 2020
Hi David. There are currently not quarantine requirements for Japan. Check here for the latest: https://ifi.immigration.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=18748&ctNode=36570&mp=ifi_en
Gleb
March 3, 2020
Hi, Thanks for the information. I'm supposed to visit Taiwan in a few days from now, but today I saw an announcement saying that visitors to Taiwan, who have a "history of travel" to Mainland China, HK and Macau shall be subjected to 14 days of quarantine. The fact that "history of travel" doesn't refer to a specific period of time seems rather odd... I have left the Mainland on January 15 and haven't been there since then. Do you know whether I would still have to be under quarantine if I visit Taiwan?
danielpmode
March 6, 2020
Hello Gleb. You shouldn't have to be quarantined. The length of time since visit is 14 days.
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.
MonaLisa
March 6, 2020
Hello, I’m going to visit my boyfriend in Kaohsiung on the 20th of March. Do you think it’s safe to travel to Taiwan around this time. I’m kind of in a dilemma because I’ve already planned this trip for 6 months but now the coronavirus appeared. But the urge to go to Taiwan is tbh stronger 😅 And what do you think about catching the virus at the airport?
daniel
March 9, 2020
Taiwan is quite safe at this point. Of course you should use caution in airports anywhere right now. That being said, there are fairly few cases in Taiwan at this point. Good luck!
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.
daniel
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?
daniel
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.
Christine Law
March 8, 2020
Hi, I am a Singaporean heading to Taiwan on the last week of March. Is there any restrictions for Singaporeans entering Taiwan?
daniel
March 9, 2020
To our knowledge, there are no travel restrictions with Singapore at this point. Good luck!
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!
March 6, 2020
Our trip.is on.april 5 to 9 2020 is it safe to travel to taiwan?
daniel
March 9, 2020
Taiwan is quite safe at this point. Of course you should use caution anywhere right now. That being said, there are fairly few cases in Taiwan at this point. Good luck!
Anonymous
March 9, 2020
How was your trip? Is it really safe to visit Taiwan these days? Thanks in advance.
daniel
March 9, 2020
Taiwan is quite safe to visit these days. Things change all the time though so check back before you plan a visit. Thanks!
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
daniel
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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