4-day self-health monitoring rule for overseas arrivals in Taiwan to be further relaxed


16th August 2022 – (Taipei) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) in Taiwan announced today that starting from 1st September, passengers arriving from overseas will be allowed to spend their four days of self-health monitoring at home under the “one person per room” rule.  Inbound passengers must still undergo the “3 + 4” quarantine scheme of three days of quarantine and four days of self-health monitoring. 

According to local media report, inbound passengers who stayed in an epidemic prevention hotel and wished to return to their homes for the four days of self-initiated epidemic prevention after they completed their three days of quarantine had to obtain permission from the local government under the existing rules. In addition, they had to ensure that the principle of “one person per household” could be followed at the residence during that period.

However, starting from 1st September, inbound travellers who complete three days of quarantine will be able to undertake self-health monitoring that meets the requirements of “one person per room” in one’s own house or the residence of relatives or friends i.e. the quarantined person can stay at the same residence as others, but must have their own room with a separate bathroom.