Taiwan: Updated Entry Regulations for Travelers

Key Points  

  • Taiwan updated its regulations for foreign nationals and nationals of Hong Kong and Macau based on the traveler’s immigration status  


The authorities of Taiwan introduced new entry regulations for foreign nationals and Taiwanese residents of Hong Kong and Macau on 20 July 2023. Under these regulations, the following conditions apply: 

Nationals from countries and territories other than Hong Kong and Macau 

  • Resident Certificate (ARC) Holders can enter Taiwan for all entry purposes. Foreign national workers must hold proof of a valid re-entry permit.  
  • Non-ARC holders can enter Taiwan if they fall under a visa-exemption entry scheme 

Residents of Hong Kong and Macau  

  • Resident Certificate (ARC) Holders can enter Taiwan for all entry purposes. 
  • Non-ARC holders must hold valid entry/exit permits or a temporary entry permit.  

For additional information on these conditions, check here 

What are the Changes? 

The Taiwanese authorities introduced updated entry measures on 20 July 2023. These measures vary depending on the status of the foreign national and their country of residence.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the Taiwanese authorities’ website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 

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