Updated on November 25, 2022
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Q10. If I test positive with a rapid test during my self-initiated prevention period, what should I do?
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.
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.