Date Updated

04/14/2021



  • • Symptomatic travelers, or travelers with COVID-19 symptoms in the 14 days preceding entry, must complete two COVID-19 tests in Taiwan
    - Travelers must complete the first COVID-19 test at the airport or a hospital and wait for the results at the group quarantine facility
    - Upon receiving a negative result, a second COVID-19 test must be completed at least 24 hours after the first test, and the foreign national must wait for the results at a government designated facility (e.g., barracks or military training institutions)
    - Upon receiving two negative test results and if the traveler only has mild symptoms, a doctor may grant permission to complete a 14-day quarantine at home or in a hotel

    • 14-day home quarantine for all travelers (including foreign nationals and Taiwanese nationals); failure to do so will result in a fine of NT 100,000 to NT 1,000,000; travelers from the Philippines must additionally practice self-health management for seven days after completing quarantine

    • Travelers may quarantine at relatives' residence, provided that they will stay in a separate room with a separate washroom facility and that they will not reside with individuals 65 years and older, children six years and under, or persons with chronic diseases; if these conditions cannot be met, travelers must quarantine in a government-authorized hotel

    • 14-day quarantine at home/hotel for travelers arriving from the United Kingdom, South Africa or Eswatini or who have traveled to the United Kingdom, South Africa or Eswatini in the 14 days prior to arrival; the traveler must undergo COVID-19 testing before completing the quarantine; a 7-day self-health management will be required after the 14-day quarantine

    • Travelers arriving from Brazil or travelers who have traveled to Brazil in the past 14 days before entry must undergo a 14-day period of quarantine at a group quarantine facility; the traveler must undergo COVID-19 testing before completing the quarantine; once a negative test is obtained, the traveler will be required to complete a subsequent 7-day period for self-health management

    • Travelers from the list of low and medium-risk countries/regions eligible to enter Taiwan who are taking short visits for business purposes may apply for a shortened quarantine period in Taiwan
    - The following are the low-risk jurisdictions: Australia, Bhutan, Brunei, Fiji, Laos, Macau SAR, Marshall Island, New Zealand, Palau, Republic of Nauru, Singapore and Vietnam
    - Hong Kong is the only low-intermediate-risk jurisdiction


  • • The Taiwanese government and immigration authorities are open

    • Suspension until further notice of the submission and adjudication of Exit & Entry Permit (EEP) applications for Mainland Chinese nationals from 6 February 2020, except Mainland Chinese intra-company transferees and Mainland Chinese entering Taiwan to perform services, for whom EEP applications have become available as of 19 March 2021 Travel Restrictions

    • Entry bans for all foreign nationals, including visa-exempt nationals as well as nationals eligible for visa on arrival / landing visas, except for:
    - Holders of a valid Alien Resident Certificates (ARC) / Alien Permanent Resident Certificates (APRC)
    - Holders of a Taiwan Resident Certificate (TRC) of a Taiwanese spouse or a Taiwanese without a valid Taiwanese household
    - Foreign nationals who can produce documents showing that their entry has been granted by the overseas Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), such as for a diplomatic or business purpose
    - Holders of valid Exit Entry Permits (EEPs) issued on or before 30 December 2020, their foreign national spouses and children under 20 years old, (issued to Mainland Chinese) for medical treatment
    - Holders of valid dependent EEPs (for Mainland Chinese) issued on or before 30 December 2020 for visiting relatives / family reunion purposes
    - Holders of valid student EEPs (for Mainland Chinese) issued on or before 30 December 2020, for college / university graduating class of 2020
    - Foreign nationals, Hong Kong SAR/Macau SAR citizens, and PRC nationals who hold a valid ARC/ APRC/Gold Card and TRC
    - Foreign nationals who hold a valid special entry permit issued by TECO
    - PRC nationals: valid TRC holder, special humanitarian reason or emergency situation, spouses and underage children of a Taiwan national, spouses and underage children of foreign national who hold EEP for 隨行團聚, students approved by Ministry of Education, international Medical personnel approved by Ministry of Health and Welfare, and special cases
    - Hong Kong SAR/Macau SAR citizens: valid TRC holders (special humanitarian reasons or emergency situations), spouses and underage children of Taiwan national(s), performing services, intra-company transferees, students approved by Ministry of Education, international Medical personnel approved by Ministry of Health and Welfare, and special cases
    - Travelers taking the same group airlines, who may transit for eight hours in Taiwan

    • Foreign nationals entering for purposes other than tourism may enter Taiwan only if granted a special entry permit by The Taipei Economic & Cultural Office (TECO)

    • Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders who hold a valid dependent TRC can enter with their TRC without having to apply for a special entry permit prior to entry into Taiwan

    • Suspension of e-gate entrance for all travelers without valid household registration, including foreign nationals as well as travelers from Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR
  • What services can be offered?

    • Virtual, with limited face-to-face interaction

    • Lease checks

    • Check in/out: prior to move-in, the unit has been pre-inspected; latest health or medical certification of all incoming occupants which will state that occupant/s was never a suspected or probable case individual/s and has never been identified as positive COVID-19 case individual/s, if identified, submit result of negative RT-PCR as per DOH standard; mandatory wearing of facemask, body temperature screening and use of foot bath

    • Negotiations

    • Timelines (normal)

    • Market availability; mobility is limited to verify available properties

    • Additionally:

    • Needs assessment calls

    • Share housing market information

    • Share sample properties online

    • Conduct lease contract reviews and negotiation

    • Coordinate and assist in utilities set-up such as internet and cable

    • Provide school information

    • Coordinate temporary housing bookings

    • Provide information on bank accounts opening requirements

    • Provide information on local registration requirements


  • • Yes
  • Compulsory schools: Face-to-face teaching is permitted; schools must implement precautionary measures


  • • Only a few homeowners decline to let apartments to expats, especially for low-budgeted housings; viewings are not limited as long as the expats have completed the 14 days quarantine and everyone is regulated to wear a mask and be temperature taken before entering the buildings

    • Taiwan has gone 54 days with no new cases reported; however, the government continues to remind people to always wear mask, frequent handwashing and safe distances

    • Shops/cafes/restaurants/services such as hairdressers and car garages are open

    • Taiwan will lift ban on mask exports on 1 June

    • Taiwan will lift crowd control measures restrictions effective of 7 June


  • • Flights: starting from 25 June, international air passengers will be allowed to transit through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport; the transiting passengers can only linger in the airport for a total of 8 hours and they may only transfer between planes of the same airline group; those with short transits of an hour or less will be kept in a line that is separate from other passengers; specially authorized airport staff will be allowed to sell the passengers food and duty-free products; passengers who remain over 1 hour will need to stay in a special isolation area; if they wish to order food or other products, they can place an order and it will be delivered to the isolation area

    • Trains: masks required

    • Buses: masks required

    • MRT: masks required

    • Restrictions/timetables: masks required
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Yes, both

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Air: Reduced services; resulting in increase in rates
    • Sea: Almost normal service however rates increasing quickly

    Road Availability
    • Normal at present

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No

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