Singaporeans can visit Taiwan visa-free for 30 days from Sep 29; no more PCR test on arrival

Restrictions such as the three day quarantine will remain for now.

Liam Willett

Restrictions such as the three day quarantine will remain for now.

Published: 23 September 2022, 3:26 PM

Considering making Taiwan your next travel destination? Visitors from Singapore will soon be able to enter Taiwan visa-free for up to 30 days from Sep 29.

Taiwan’s Bureau of Consular Affairs on Thursday (Sep 22) updated its list of countries that qualify for 30 days of visa-free entry to include countries like Singapore, Malaysia and the Dominican Republic from Sep 29.

Visitors will still be required to serve a three-day quarantine at homes or designated hotels on arrival.

Previously on Sep 12, Taiwan resumed visa-free entry to multiple countries including the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Singapore was initially on the list of countries eligible for visa-free entry, but was recategorised to the ‘temporary suspending’ category on Sep 6, meaning visitors from Singapore would still require a visa to enter Taiwan. 

Taiwan is considering plans to ease more restrictions from around Oct 13, including the possibility of lifting quarantine for tourists altogether, should the COVID-19 situation remain under control.

Taiwan’s daily number of reported cases have been steadily increasing since August 2022, with 46,834 cases reported on Sep 21. 

To qualify for visa-free travel, visitors will need to have a formal passport that has at least six months of validity left at the time of arrival and a confirmed ticket to leave the country at the end of their stay, including a visa for their next destination if required.  

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