Travel ban imposed for most inbound travelers

23 Mar 20

TAIWAN

IMPACT – HIGH

What is the change? Taiwan has imposed a travel ban on non-Taiwan nationals, with the exception of Alien Resident Certificate holders, diplomatic and official personnel, individuals who can prove that they are fulfilling commercial and contractual obligations, and individuals with other special permits.

What does the change mean? Those who are allowed to enter Taiwan on or after March 19 must undergo a 14-day quarantine.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate and ongoing. The travel ban took effect March 19.
  • Visas/permits affected: All visas and permits, except ARC holders and other exempted permit holders.
  • Business impact: Businesses should plan for delays and postpone travel for affected employees.
  • Next steps: Due to the unpredictability of the situation, further travel restrictions may be announced. Travelers should check the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the latest updates.

Analysis & Comments: Companies should identify affected employees and reschedule travel if necessary. Employers and employees should make efforts to obtain the latest information about any applicable travel restrictions if planning travel to or from Taiwan.

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