S’pore Temporarily Suspended From Visa-Free Entry To Taiwan, Take Note Before Travelling

Travellers From Singapore No Longer Allowed Visa-Free Entry & Stay Of Up To 30 Days Into Taiwan

On Monday (5 Sep), Taiwan announced that they will allow travellers from certain countries to have visa-free entry, with Singapore being among the territories.

Taiwan Will Allow Visa-Free Entry For S’poreans, But Quarantine & PCR Testing Still Needed

However, it seems that’s no longer the case — Taiwan has reportedly removed Singapore from the list, temporarily suspending visa-free entry for travellers from the country.

As of yet, there has been no official announcement or reason given for Singapore’s temporary suspension.

Travellers from Singapore no longer allowed visa-free entry into Taiwan

According to the Taiwan Bureau of Consular Affairs (BCA) website, Singapore has been added to the list of countries temporarily suspended from having visa-free entry into Taiwan.

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Initially, visitors from Singapore could travel to Taiwan without any visa and stay up to 30 days. Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced this via a press release on 5 Sep.

The territory has also re-classified Malaysia under the same category as well. Previously, Malaysian travellers could similarly enjoy visa-free entry and extend their trip for up to 30 days.

The BCA has not yet disclosed a reason for Singapore’s re-categorisation, as well as that of other countries.

Other rules for travel into Taiwan will remain

However, there has been no change to other regulations for travelling to Taiwan.

CECC said in a press conference on 5 Sep that the existing requirement for three days’ quarantine plus four days of “self-initiated epidemic prevention” – known as the “3+4 quarantine protocol” – for all arrivals will remain.

Travellers will also be required to take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival. In addition, the current cap on 50,000 arrivals per week will continue to be in place.

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