From December 1st, 2020 to February 28th, 2021, passengers
entering or transiting through Taiwan airports, regardless of the
nationality (Taiwan or foreign nations) or purpose of coming
(study, work, diplomatic service, etc.), must provide the negative
COVID-19 RT-PCR report issued within 3 working days before the
scheduled boarding time.
CDC stated that the COVID-19 RT-PCR report must be issued by a
medical institution approved by the government agency of the place
of departure. The principle is in English, Chinese, or
Chinese-English bilingual version. The content of the report must
include Passport name, Date of birth (or passport number), Exam
date and report issued to date, name of the disease, test method,
and interpretation result.
The supportive measures are as the following:
- Documents in languages other than
Chinese or English, such as French and Spanish, are accepted if
they are in the “official language of the place of
departure,” and the ground staff of the airline's place of
departure can confirm the contents of the report.
- The table sets the date of the
inspection report “within 3 days” before boarding. It is
calculated as the “report date” and “working
day,” so the national holidays of the local government can be
- The inspection report can be in the
form of paper (original/photocopy) or an electronic report. Still,
the content should be clear and identifiable, and the items to be
prepared after the review is complete and correct.
- The test method needs to use
molecular biology nucleic acid detection (for example, PCR, RT-PCR,
NAA, NAT, etc.); as for the Immunoserology test antigen (Ag) or
antibody (IgG or IgM), it does not meet the requirements of this
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