Taiwan recently lifted the pre-departure PCR-RT test requirements for those transiting through the country and citizens and permanent residents.
However, the requirement was left in place for others entering the country, which is now removed effective August 15, 2022.
The on-arrival PCR-RT test requirement remains in place, as do the three days of quarantine followed by four days of self-monitoring.
Taiwan Centers for Disease Control Announcement:
Effective from August 15, Taiwan to remove requirement that inbound passengers should provide COVID-19 PCR test result within two days of flight schedule time
On August 10, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that, effective from 00:00 on August 15 (incoming flight’s scheduled arrival time in Taiwan), all travelers coming to Taiwan will no longer be required to provide a result of a PCR test taken within two days of their flight schedule time. However, those who test positive abroad are still required to wait over seven days from their specimen collection date before taking a flight to Taiwan in order to prevent cross-border transmission of the disease.
Fewer the tests, the better, but why still have the quarantine requirement in place?
I am on my way to Asia next month for the rest of the year and don’t plan to enter countries that still require quarantine (pretty much only the Chinas).
Hong Kong and Taiwan seem to continue these silly quarantines, and Japan requires a business visa or social visa to enter.