[Coronavirus information] Health, event & travel guidelines and government financial support initiatives (0913 update)
For a summary of daily CECC press briefings and the latest information on the Covid-19 situation in Taiwan, please refer to the latest articles at this link: CDC Press Releases.
CECC extends the epidemic alert level 2 to September 20; CECC urges public to continue following epidemic prevention and control measures to protect health of people in Taiwan.
In response to health concerns arising from the novel 2019 coronavirus (Covid-19), the ECCT will follow the Taiwan government's guidelines regarding the scheduling and running of its operations and activities.
CECC strengthens Level 2 alert measures for Taoyuan City from today to September 9 in response to imported case of Delta variant to reduce risk of community transmission. For detailed information, please refer to this link.
CECC sets up Epidemiological Investigation Assistance Platform to apply information technology to epidemiological investigations. For detailed information, please refer to this link.
Starting July 1, right of live-in foreign workers to change employers to be restored; employers should arrange PCR testing for newly-employed live-in foreign workers on first day of employment. For detailed information, please refer to this link.
For Foreign officials, if you have any specific questions or concerns regarding Taipei City Government's epidemic prevention procedures, please refer to this link.
For Taipei City Government's information regarding coronavirus, please refer to this link for the latest information.
Please check the links at the bottom of this article for the latest Taiwan and international information about Covid-19. If you are interested in offering medical equipment to the EU, scroll down to the last item in this article.
Ninth round of appointment bookings for first dose of BNT vaccine and second dose of Medigen vaccine on COVID-19 government-funded vaccination appointment reservation system to start for certain eligible individuals and people who received first dose of Medigen vaccine and are on the 4th-week mark on or before September 28. For detailed information, please refer to this link. (0913 update)
458,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine purchased by CECC to arrive in Taiwan on afternoon of September 10. For detailed information, please refer to this link. (0913 update)
Second batch of 910,000 doses of BNT vaccine donated by TSMC, Hon Hai Yonglin, and Tzu Chi arrives in Taiwan on morning of September 9. For detailed information, please refer to this link. (0913 update)
64,000 doses of AZ vaccine provided by Japan to arrive in Taiwan on afternoon of September 7. For detailed information, please refer to this link. (0913 update)
Events and meetings
Crowd control or capacity limit management at commercial business venues and public venues: a distance of at least 1.5 meters per person (2.25 square meters per person) is required indoors and a distance of 1 meter per person (1 square meters per person) is required outdoors.
Easing limit on the number of people in gatherings: 80 people indoors and 300 people outdoors. An epidemic prevention and control plan is required if the number of people in a gathering exceeds the limit.
Wedding banquets and public memorial services:
(1) Public memorial services shall abide by epidemic prevention and control regulations issued by the Ministry of Interior.
(2) Every partitioned-off area at a wedding banquet must abide by the epidemic prevention rule of 80 or fewer people indoors and 300 or fewer people outdoors; guests must follow guidelines on dining, and toasting each table is not allowed.
Travel notice levels and restrictions
In response to widespread transmission of Delta variant globally, Taiwan to strengthen quarantine measures for flight crews after their return starting 00:00 on September 15. For detailed information, please refer to this link. (0906 update)
CECC restarts entry program for overseas students on a case-by-case basis as pandemic continues to subside in Taiwan. For detailed information, please refer to this link.
CECC announces details about how people can obtain proof of vaccination for traveling abroad. For detailed information, please refer to this link.
For other cases, in accordance with the travel notice level determined by Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center, people arriving in Taiwan from the following countries should follow the procedures outlined below:
Level 1 (low risk): People arriving in Taiwan from countries listed as level 1 are advised to practice "self-help management" at home for 14 days (please see below the CDC's description of self-help management) and to observe local virus response regulations.
Level 2 (medium risk): People arriving in Taiwan from level 2 counties are to practice self-help management at home for 14 days and seek medical attention if they develop symptoms.
Level 3 (high risk): People arriving in Taiwan from high risk countries are required to fill out a form at the customs upon arrival and undergo home quarantine for 14 days. Afterwards, the Village Chief (里長) of their residential area will visit them every day according to the address provided in the form.
Note: While we will make every effort to update the information above regularly, since the coronavirus situation changes so frequently we cannot guarantee that our information is always completely up to date. Therefore, we suggest also checking the government's official websites listed below.
- The CDC's home page lists all important information about the coronavirus, including an updated list of travel advisory notices for international destinations.
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a dedicated section its website that provides the latest updates on the coronavirus, including official travel notice levels.
- The latest global statistics on Covid-19
- The Taipei European School's precautions and response to Covid-19
- Bureau of Consular Affairs, Taiwan
- Ministry of Health and Welfare
Government's Covid-19 financial support measures for business
The government has announced that the tax filing period has been extended until the end of June to give companies and individuals affected by Covid-19 more time to file.
A number of government ministries are offering support measures to companies.
For more information on other support schemes, please refer to the following links (to Chinese websites)
- Ministry of Economic Affairs
- Ministry of Transportation and Communications
- Ministry of Labor
- Financial Supervisory Commission
- Ministry of Finance
- Council of Agriculture
- Ministry of Culture
In addition, you can read our Euroview News articles below for information on various government programmes and support measures to companies and individuals affected by Covid-19.
Government targeting 900,000 relief payments by week’s end Lawmakers vote to triple coronavirus bailout funds
- MOL providing 10,000 part-time jobs
- Preferential loans to be offered to those affected by coronavirus
- Government unveils further Covid-19 support measures
- Legislature passes Covid-19 support bill
CDC instructions for conducting self-health management
1. Please keep your hands clean. You should wash your hands with soap or alcohol-based hand sanitizers frequently. In addition, please refrain from touching your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands. If your hands touch any secretions from your respiratory tract, please wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly.
2. During the 14-day self-health management, please record your temperature and daily activities twice a day (morning and evening) correctly in a table.
3. During the period, if you have no symptoms, please still avoid going to public places. When you go outside, please ensure that you wear a surgical mask as required.
4. If you have any symptoms, such as fever or other respiratory symptoms, please make sure to wear a surgical mask and notify the local health authority to help you seek medical attention. When you seek medical attention, please show this notice to your physician, and inform the physician of your contact history, travel history, residence history, occupational exposure, and whether anyone else has similar symptoms.
5. During illness, please rest at home, wear a surgical mask and avoid going outside. If your mask is contaminated by secretions of nose or mouth, please fold it and throw it into the trash immediately.
6. During illness, please wear a surgical mask and keep at least 1 meter away from others while talking to them.
EU clearing house for medical equipment
The EU has set up a website where companies can submit specific offers for personal protective and other medical equipment, which will be accessible to EU member states and participating countries' health and purchasing authorities.
Interested companies need to create a log in and fill out an on-line form. If you would like to participate, please follow the steps set out below:
Logging in: To demonstrate how to create an EU Login, watch this video
Your EU log-in will be created within a maximum of 15 minutes.
Opening & completing the form: Once you have an EU log-in you can proceed to fill out this form
A quick user guide is available on this web page that provides step by step guidelines on how to complete the form and where to turn to in case of technical problems.
Member states and participating countries' authorities will be able to access your offers and your contact details. Due to the high volume of offers on different types of equipment, the EU will unfortunately be unable to enter into any further correspondence about your offer. If you are not contacted by a potential buyer, it means that there is currently no demand or interest for your specific offer. However, the situation might evolve quickly in line with Covid-19-related needs so you might be contacted by potential buyers at a later stage. If your offer is for a limited time only, it will be automatically deleted after it expires. If for any other reason you would wish to delete the offer once posted, please e-mail SANTESDCP@ec.europa.eu with the "Dossier ID" you receive when posting an offer.