Tourists from Hong Kong and Macau must travel in groups of 5-40 people. They can stay in Taiwan for 15 days at most.
Following the implementation of a '0+7' inbound quarantine scheme since 13 October 2022, given the easing epidemic situation, Taiwan will further adjust inbound rules and several social measures starting from 7 November 2022.
Mainland Affairs Council has announced that Taiwan will reopen to visitors from Hong Kong and Macau starting from 7 November 2022. Visitors must travel in groups of between five and 40 people, and can stay in Taiwan for 15 days at most. But they must register via travel agencies recognised by Taiwan authorities.
Meanwhile, Taiwan will also ease control measures in community on 7 November 2022:
- The isolation/self-health management period for non-severe cases receiving home care will be reduced to "7+n" days, i.e. after they isolate for seven days and are released from isolation, non-severe cases will practice self-health management for up to seven days. They can dispense with self-health management if they test negative on a rapid test during the self-health management period. Those who don't have severe illness and are admitted to hospitals or enhanced quarantine hotels/government quarantine hotels will not need to practice self-health management following the end of isolation if they test negative (tests performed by medical professionals and can be released from isolation).
- People who have no symptoms can go out and carry out normal daily activities during self-health management without being restricted to a rapid test result, but should avoid gatherings, coming into contact with unknown persons or visiting places where social distancing cannot be maintained. They should follow the current medical emergency measures if they need to visit hospitals or receive medical services or examinations. Those who have symptoms are not allowed to take public transportation.
- Effective 14 November 2022, "5+n" days of isolation/self-health management will be implemented for confirmed cases who don't have severe symptoms and receive care at home. Under the new scheme, after they isolate for five days, confirmed cases will not need to practice self-health management if they test negative. If they test positive, they should practice self-health management until they test negative or seven days have passed since the last day of their isolation period.
- The home isolation requirement for contacts of confirmed cases will be discontinued, and "0+7 days of self-initiated prevention" will be implemented instead. Four at-home rapid test kits will be provided. Individuals who don't have symptoms during the self-initiated prevention period must have a negative result from a rapid test taken within the past two days before they can go out. They must follow self-initiated prevention rules when going out.
- The requirement that people receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster (third dose) or take a rapid test to participate in activities where people frequently come into contact with unknown persons or cannot maintain social distancing will be lifted. Such activities include religious events, group tours, exercising in gyms, or entering eight types of adult entertainment venues.
- The mandatory requirement that commercial business venues and public venues take the temperature of customers will be discontinued. Each venue can still decide on its own health monitoring methods depending on the nature and needs of its business/service.
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