As the number of cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection continues to grow, the Central Epidemic Control Center (CECC) convened a meeting of competent authorities to discuss relevant restrictions on Chinese visitors visiting Taiwan and made resolutions as follows on January 25, 2020:
1. Chinese visitors from Hubei Province, China will be prohibited from entry.
2. Applications of Chinese citizens from Chinese provinces other than Hubei Province on account of tourism, social exchanges, professional exchanges, aesthetic medical care will be temporarily suspended. Entry of Chinese citizens who have obtained an entry permit will be postponed. Nonetheless, if applications for prevention exchanges, medical humanitarian aid, group gatherings or accompanying family member’s gatherings of social exchanges or on-site services of professional exchanges and investment and management (including accompanying individuals) are permitted after review, such Chinese applicants shall cooperate and conduct self-health management for 14 days.
3. Entry of Chinese students studying in Taiwan will be postponed starting from January 26 to February 9, 2020.
4. Applications for business activities, excluding contract execution and corporate internal transfer (including accompanying individuals), will be suspended. Entry of Chinese citizens who have obtained an entry permit will be postponed. Chinese citizens who have been permitted to enter Taiwan must conduct self-health management for 14 days.
5. Restrictions on residence will be imposed on a Chinese spouse returning from China (including Hubei Province) and such spouse is required to conduct self-health management for 14 days.
6. With respect to cross-strait airports/ports, Chinese citizens will be temporarily prohibited from visiting Kinmen, Matsu and Penghu Islands for all purposes, including social exchanges, cultural and artistic exchanges, enrollment and tourism. Entry of Chinese citizens who have obtained an entry permit will be postponed.
For more questions, please call the toll-free Communicable Disease Reporting and Consultation Hotline, 1922 (or 0800-001922).