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Last updated: 9th March 2020

Coronavirus Taiwan and Travel Insurance

Although less affected by the coronavirus outbreak than neighbouring regions, Taiwan has 42 confirmed cases as of 9th March 2020. In response to this, local authorities have implemented measures to help contain the spread.

Additional screening processes are in place at entry points, including airports. The following measures are also being taken;

  • Everyone arriving in Taiwan is required to fill in a declaration stating their travel history in the last 14 days.
  • Foreign nationals (including British nationals) who have visited China, Macau or Hong Kong in the past 14 days will not be permitted entry into Taiwan.
  • Foreign nationals arriving in Taiwan from South Korea and Italy will be required quarantine themselves for 14 days.
  • Anyone transiting through Taiwan or making an airside transfer in China, Hong Kong or Macau will be allowed to enter Taiwan but will be required to undertake home quarantine for 14 days.

Stay up-to-date on government advice for visiting Taiwan, on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website.

Will Coronavirus Affect my Taiwan Travel Insurance?

Our regularly updated coronavirus guidance page has information about the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on the travel industry and our travel insurance policies.

What is Coronavirus?

Also known as COVID-19, coronavirus is a flu-like respiratory condition, presenting with symptoms including coughing, sneezing, fever and shortness of breath. Visit the World Health Organisation website for a more in-depth description, the history of of coronavirus, preventative measures, and the current global state of the outbreak.

How to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus

There is currently no cure for the coronavirus, but there are several measures you can take to protect yourself from the virus.

  • Using soap and water, wash your hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser often, particularly after using public transport.
  • Cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing and dispose of any tissues immediately.
  • Avoid direct contact with anyone who is or has been unwell recently.
  • Seek medical advice and attention if you feel unwell and display COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Follow official sources to stay up-to-date with coronavirus developments.

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