Taiwan will allow business travellers from low and medium-risk locations to apply for shortened quarantine periods beginning March 1.

Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has designated Bhutan, Brunei, East Timor, Fiji, Laos, Macao, the Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Nauru, New Zealand, and Palau as low-risk locations, with quarantine periods for business travel reduced from two weeks to five days.

Meanwhile, Australia, Cambodia, Singapore, and Vietnam have been categorised as medium-risk locations by the CECC, with a shortened quarantine period of seven days.

Business travellers from these locations will first be required to submit documents from a business in Taiwan detailing the purpose of visit, together with an agenda of business activities.

Following their arrival in Taiwan, travellers will be required to take a Covid-19 test on the final day of the designated quarantine period. If the test result comes back negative, travellers will be able to undergo “enhanced self-health management” until the 14th day after arrival.

Under the enhanced self-health arrangement, business activities are required to be kept at a minimum, with additional precautionary measures such as contact tracing, use of a chaperone, and staying at approved quarantine hotels.