Check the following Q&As to help you learn better about Self-Initiated Prevention in Taiwan

 

Updated on November 25, 2022

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that effective 00:00 on October 13 (incoming flight's scheduled arrival time), arriving travelers will no longer be required to quarantine and will instead undergo a seven-day period of self-initiated prevention after arrival.

 

 Self-Initiated Prevention Days/自主防疫天數

 Q1. What is the length of the self-initiated prevention period for inbound passengers from abroad?
A1: Beginning at 00:00 on October 13, 2022 (incoming flight's scheduled arrival time), arrivals from abroad will no longer be required to quarantine and will instead undergo a 7-day period of self-initiated prevention. (A 7-day self-initiated prevention should be completed, with the day of arrival being counted as Day 0.)

Q1.自國外入境旅客之自主防疫天數為何?
A1:自111年10月13日零時(航班表定抵臺時間)起,自國外入境旅客入境後免居家檢疫,須進行7天自主防疫(即入境日為第0天起算之7天自主防疫,如10月13日入境,自主防疫期滿日為10月20日24時)

Q2. Can a person stay in a general hotel during the self-initiated prevention period?
A2: Yes. Places suitable to undergo self-initiated prevention should in principle be one's home, a residence of a relative/friend, hotel, or another form of accommodation that meets the one person per room (a private room with a private bathroom) requirement.

Q2: 自主防疫期間可否入住一般旅館?
A2:可以,自主防疫地點以符合1人1室(含獨立衛浴)條件之自宅或親友住所或旅館與民宿為原則。

 

Self-Initiated Prevention Rules/自主防疫規範

Q3. When should I do a rapid test during my self-initiated prevention period?
A3: Please perform rapid tests in the following instances:
1.On the day of arrival or the first day of self-initiated prevention period.
2.During the self-initiated prevention period, a negative result from a rapid test taken within two days is required before you go out.
3.If symptoms such as fever, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, coughing, difficulty breathing, abnormal sense of smell or taste, diarrhea, fatigue, or weakness of the limbs occur during your self-initiated prevention period.

Q3:自主防疫期間何時需做快篩檢測?
A3:請民眾於以下時機進行檢測:
1.入境當天或自主防疫第1天。
2.自主防疫期間外出前,需有2日內快篩陰性結果。
3.自主防疫期間如出現發燒、喉嚨痛、流鼻水鼻塞、咳嗽、呼吸困難、嗅味覺異常、腹瀉、全身倦怠、四肢無力等症狀時。

 

Q4. A negative result from a rapid test taken "within the past 2 days" is required to go out during the self-initiated prevention period. How is this time period calculated?
A4: Individuals that need go out during their self-initiated prevention period can only go out if they have a negative rapid test result on the previous day or the day of going out. For example, if you plan to go out on October 14, a negative result from a rapid test taken on October 13 or October 14 is required.

Q4:請問自主防疫期間外出前須有「2日內」快篩陰性結果,如何計算?
A4:自主防疫期間需外出者,需無症狀且於外出當日或前一日進行快篩且檢測結果為陰性者才可外出。例如:10月14日要外出,需具有10月13日或10月14日快篩陰性結果。

 

Q5. Who should I report rapid test results to during my self-initiated prevention period?
A5: There’s no need to report your test results. Please carry out rapid tests as needed by yourself.

Q5:我在自主防疫期間快篩檢測的結果,要向誰報告?
A5
:無須回報,請民眾自主落實檢測


Q6. Who pays for the rapid test kits given to arrivals?
A6: When arriving passengers enter the country, workers at international ports will give four “COVID-19 antigen self-test” kits to passengers who are 2 years of age or above (based on their age on their date of entry). Please store the test kits appropriately (at room temperature). If you do not receive test kits, please ask an on-site worker and ensure that you receive your test kits before leaving.

Q6:快篩試劑費用由誰支付?
A6:入境時,會由國際港埠工作人員向2歲以上(以入境當日年齡為準)旅客發放4劑快篩試劑,請民眾妥為保管(室溫保存);如果未拿到快篩試劑,請主動洽詢工作人員,確認已領到快篩試劑後再離開。

 

Q7. If rapid tests cannot be completed due to not receiving test kits, incomplete contents in test kits, accidental loss, or misuse, is it possible for arriving passengers to receive additional test kits?
A7: Arriving passengers should make sure they claim four rapid test kits upon entry. In principle, no test kits will be reissued after entry.

Q7:如發現入境時未領到快篩試劑、試劑內容物不完整,或因不小心遺失、操作不當等情況導致無法完成快篩檢測,可以補發嗎?
A7:請民眾於入境時主動確認已領到4劑快篩試劑,入境後原則不予補發。


Q8. Can I use public transportation during my self-initiated prevention period? Is there anything else I should be aware of?
A8: Yes. You can go out if you do not have any symptoms and you have a negative result from a rapid test taken within 2 days.

Please comply with the "epidemic prevention measures related to the use of public transportation during a self-initiated prevention period."

  1. Wear a mask at all times.
  2. Prepare alcohol or hand sanitizers to clean your hands or seats anytime.
  3. Avoid taking food inside a vehicle (If it is necessary, put your mask back on immediately after eating).
  4. Avoid close contact with high-risk people, such as elderly people or children.
  5. Avoid rush hour or head toward carriages with less people on mass transportation.
  6. If other applicable regulations set forth by the central authorities of respective fields are in place, such other applicable regulations shall be followed.

Q8.自主防疫期間可否搭乘大眾交通運輸工具嗎?需要注意甚麼事情嗎?
A8:可以,需無症狀且具2日內快篩陰性結果才可外出,並請遵守「自主防疫期間搭乘大眾運輸防疫措施」如下:
1.全程確實佩戴口罩。
2.準備酒精或乾洗手隨時進行手部或座位清潔消毒。
3.車內盡量避免飲食(有需要於用畢後立即佩戴口罩)。
4.儘量避免近距離接觸老人或幼兒等高風險族群。
5.儘量利用離峰時段或前往人潮較少的車廂搭乘。
6.如中央目的事業主管機關就權管業務有另外訂定規範者,則依該規範辦理。

 

Q9. Can I dine with friends, colleagues, or classmates in a restaurant during my self-initiated prevention period?
A9: Yes. You can go out if you do not have any symptoms and you have a negative result from a rapid test taken within 2 days. If you need to eat, you can eat alone or with specific people in a restaurant. You should put your mask back on immediately when leaving your seat and after finishing your meal.

Q9.我在自主防疫期間可否和朋友、同事或同學聚餐吃飯嗎?
A9:可以,需無症狀且具2日內快篩陰性結果才可外出,如有用餐需要,得於餐廳內獨自或與特定對象共餐,而在離開座位時及餐點使用完畢後應立即佩戴口罩。


Q10. If I test positive with a rapid test during my self-initiated prevention period, what should I do?
A10:
1. If you test positive, please seek medical attention as soon as possible and have your test result confirmed by a doctor through a telemedicine/video consultation, by asking AOCMP 2022 conference secretariat via email or emergency contact:

The Staff will bring your positive test result to a clinic/institution responsible for home care (including public health center) or contact your local health bureau to arrange for you to go to such a clinic/institution. For more information, please visit the What Should I Do If Rapid-tested Positive section (https://www.cdc.gov.tw/ArrivalQuarantine/info_en_1013.html ) on the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website.

  1.  During the conference, overseas delegates or those who are not enrolled in the NHI program may have their friends or AOCMP 2022 conference secretariat , contacts in Taiwan, or local health bureau assist in telemedicine/video consultations or arranging for them to go to clinics/institutions responsible for home care (including public health centers) to evaluate test results. For a list of medical consultation hotlines of local health bureaus and medical institutions that can provide telemedicine consultation or medical treatment for foreigners by city/county, please visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website (https://www.cdc.gov.tw/Category/List/ZvTUyd7UDDzQjhWL7ran6Q ).

Q10:我在自主防疫期間快篩陽性,該怎麼辦?
A10:

  1. 如快篩陽性請儘速就醫,透過遠距/視訊診療、委由親友或聯繫地方政府衛生局安排至診所或負責居家照護之責任院所(含衛生所),由醫師評估確認快篩陽性結果。相關資訊請參閱衛生福利部疾病管制署全球資訊網首頁/快篩陽性怎麼辦(網址:https://www.cdc.gov.tw/covid19help.html
  2. 在臺參加AOCMP 2022外籍人士或未具健保身分者,在會議期間,可委由國內友人、在臺聯絡人或AOCMP 2022大會秘書請地方政府衛生局協助遠距/視訊診療,或安排至診所或負責居家照護之責任院所(含衛生所),由醫師評估確認快篩陽性結果。有關各縣市政府衛生局醫療諮詢專線及可提供外籍人士視訊看診或就醫之醫療院所名單,請至衛生福利部疾病管制署全球資訊網首頁/COVID-19防疫專區/地方政府居家檢疫及居家隔離關懷服務中心/外籍人士視訊看診或就醫之醫療院所名單(網址:https://www.cdc.gov.tw/Category/List/ZvTUyd7UDDzQjhWL7ran6Q項下查閱。

 

Finally!!!  I don't know how to use rapid test kits. What should I do?
A11: Please refer to the instructions of your rapid test kit or the following instructional videos.

If you have further questions, please contact the rapid test kit’s manufacturer.

 

最後: 我不太會操作快篩試劑怎麼辦? 
A11:請您參閱快篩試劑所附說明書或下列操作影片:

中文影片連結:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GySXZV5d9s4
如果仍有疑問,請洽詢配發之試劑廠商。