Philippines to Taiwan: Travel Requirements, Visa-free Entry, Quarantine, Etc.
Taiwan is reopening under a visa-free travel scheme to select countries starting September 12.
by WindowSeat.ph | September 26, 2022
Being just a 2.5-hour flight away from the Philippines, Taiwan is a favorite Pinoy travel destination. It’s an ideal international country to visit especially when you’re on a budget: there are plenty of free things to do, affordable stays, natural attractions, tourist spots, and most importantly, incredible food. If you’re planning to head to Taiwan soon, here’s everything you need to know:
Is Taiwan open to tourists?
Yes, Taiwan reopened its international borders for tourists starting September 12. According to Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), the gradual reopening of the country’s borders is to promote social and economic exchanges. In addition, a cap of 50,000 arrivals will be allowed weekly and the ban on group tours remains.
Starting September 29, Filipinos will be allowed to travel to Taiwan visa-free.
Who can travel from the Philippines to Taiwan?
Starting September 29, Filipinos will be allowed to travel to Taiwan visa-free. They will be allowed to stay in Taiwan for up to 14 days. This rule does not apply to those with diplomatic or official/service passports.
Do you need a visa to enter Taiwan?
Filipinos do not need a visa to enter Taiwan.
Requirements to travel from the Philippines to Taiwan
Those eligible for travel to Taiwan need to prepare the following:
- Passport with remaining validity of at least six months as of the date of entry
- Confirmed return air/sea ticket of air/sea ticket and a visa for the next destination (if it applies), and a confirmed seat reservation of flight departure
- Holders of the Philippines, Brunei, Thailand, and Russia passports must have proof of accommodation booking, sufficient travel funds, and a host or sponsor’s contact information
- Online immigration arrival card, to be accomplished before arriving in Taiwan
Taiwan Quarantine Rules
International travelers have to undergo a mandatory three-day quarantine and an RT-PCR test upon arrival in Taiwan. Travelers also have to observe themselves for four days.
Starting September 29, travelers can undergo their three-day quarantine in a residence occupied by others, so long as they have their own room and attached bathroom.
If the COVID-19 situation does not worsen, mandatory quarantines will be scrapped starting on October 13. Instead, travelers will be asked to self-monitor for seven days after arrival.
Current Taiwan COVID situation
For more up-to-date information, don’t forget to visit the following pages:
- Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)
- Special Entry Permit Application
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