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COVID Testing Update

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 thanChinese 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 theinspection 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 theform 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 usemolecular 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


The content of this article is intended to provide a general

guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought

about your specific circumstances.

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