[TAIWAN TRAVEL ADVISORY] Update on Entry Restrictions for Passengers Travelling to Taiwan - Rakso Travel

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Monday, August 17, 2020

[TAIWAN TRAVEL ADVISORY] Update on Entry Restrictions for Passengers Travelling to Taiwan


UPDATE ON QUARANTINE MEASURES AND MANDATORY SWABBED FOR COVID-19 TEST UPON ARRIVAL IN TAIWAN

Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that starting August 12, travelers arriving in Taiwan from the Philippines must follow related quarantine measures which are listed below.

a. Taiwanese nationals and certain foreign nationals (foreign nationals with an Alien Resident Certificate or a resident visa, migrant workers, foreign students, and foreign diplomats), whether they have symptoms or not, must have their specimens collected at the airport upon entry into the country.
b. Foreign nationals without an Alien Resident Certificate or a resident visa must provide a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test (RT-PCR / Swab test) result issued within three days of boarding before they are allowed to board their flight, board their transit flight, or enter Taiwan.
c. Travelers arriving in Taiwan from the Philippines must undergo quarantine for 14 days at a group quarantine facility after entry into the country. Foreign nationals, except those holding an Alien Resident Certificate or a resident visa, are required to pay NT$ 1,500 per night for their stay at the facility. The government would cover the expense of the stay at a group quarantine facility for Taiwanese nationals and foreign nationals with an Alien Resident Certificate or a resident visa.

Taiwan government also request all travelers to complete the health declaration via online Quarantine System before boarding for entering Taiwan.

Reference: Philippine Airlines

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How to protect yourself from the coronavirus or COVID-19?
With the continual spread of the coronavirus or COVID19, it is better to stay vigilant and follow these simple ways to prevent yourself from getting the disease.
  • Wash your hands with soap or use a hand sanitizer that contains alcohol with at least 70% solution.
  • Sneeze and cough into tissues or the crook of your elbow. If you get mucus or spit on your skin, clean it off right away. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, especially people exhibiting respiratory symptoms and fever.
  • Stay home when you're sick.
  • Regularly and thoroughly clean surfaces, such as countertops and doorknobs, with a disinfectant. 
  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people and practice distancing yourself.  
  • For healthy people wear a mask only if you are caring for someone who is sick or a person with suspected COVID-19 infection. Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for the caregivers.
  • If you choose to wear a facemask make sure it is covering your mouth and nose and leave no gaps between your face and the mask. 


Take care and stay safe, everyone.

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