How foreign residents can buy masks in Taiwan
The government has announced that legal foreign residents in Taiwan holding Alien Residence Certificates (ARC) or Alien Permanent Residence Certificates (APRCs) can purchase surgical masks at designated pharmacies by presenting their ARC/APRC cards. Each ARC/APRC card holder is permitted to purchase 2 masks once every 7 days.
- If the last number of your ARC/APRC is an odd number, you may purchase masks on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays.
- If the last number of your ARC/APRC is an even number, you may purchase masks on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays.
- There are no ARC/APRC number limitations for mask purchases on Sundays.