The Taiwanese government announced that international travellers to
Taiwan from 13 October need not undergo quarantine or mandatory Covid-19
Taiwan had been one of the few destinations in Asia that continued
practising strict Covid-19 protocols throughout these three years. But
in June when the government eased back on some regulations, including
cutting back the quarantine duration from seven days to three, it seemed
that its highly anticipated reopening was just around the bend.
Officials have also reinstated visa-free entry for citizens of
countries which were previously entitled to that pre-pandemic, including
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Even though quarantine will be dispensed with,
travellers are still required to monitor their health and take antigen
rapid tests over a seven-day period. Airport staff will hand out four
antigen rapid test kits for each traveller upon their arrival to conduct
Travellers will be advised to test themselves every two days, and can
head out as long as they have a negative test result. They neither need
to take nor report their temperatures.
The international arrival cap will also be increased from 10,000 to 60,000.
The gradual easing of measures is being dubbed by the Taiwanese
government as the "new Taiwan model", whereby they're looking to take
the city into the endemic stage.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen posted on Facebook last week that
Taiwan has “finally come to the final moment of the pandemic” while
sharing about the eased border measures. She further added: "Now, we
will do our best to revive tourism, stimulate the economy and lead
Taiwan’s economy to great development.”