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MOFA relaxes regulations for foreign business travelers entering Taiwan beginning March 7, 2022, in line with CECC directives

  • Date:2022-02-24
  • Data Source:Bureau of Consular Affairs

February 24, 2022
No. 037


The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on February 24 that starting on March 7, 2022, Taiwan will allow foreign business travelers to enter Taiwan for the purposes of business visits, investment, the fulfillment of contractual obligations, and employment. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will adjust entry regulations for foreign business travelers accordingly. 


Foreign business travelers must prepare related documentation before applying for a special entry permit (visa) at an R.O.C. overseas mission (relevant information can be found at Individuals previously issued with special entry permits (visas) for business purposes with expiry dates between May 19 and August 18, 2021, may apply, free of charge, for a new visa of the same purpose and type at the R.O.C. overseas mission that issued the original by providing related documentation. Visa-exempt entry, visa on arrival, and e-visa services remain suspended.


Foreign business travelers holding a valid APEC Business Travel Card may enter Taiwan after the border control authority reviews proof or documentations of business activities in Taiwan. 


These regulations are subject to change and may be adjusted based on pandemic developments. (E)