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[Announcement] A Letter to Taiwan Tech International Students

Dear international students,



How have you been so far in 2021?

We understand that most you have not been back in your home countries since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic at the end of 2019, and that you feel like to go back home or travel.

However, travel restrictions still apply, so we ask you to carefully read following information.


DO YOU KNOW that the Taiwan government is keeping track of all local and foreign residents (means you) who enter and leave the country.

As a matter of fact, as soon as you arrive at an airport in Taiwan and pass through immigration, the Taiwan government will call Taiwan Tech (like immediately) to tell us that YOU ~ ARE ~ BACK!



Universities are required to track the travel histories of their students and staff.

Thus, if you need to leave Taiwan, you have to fill in a Leave Application Form (or see attached).

Leaving the country without completing the required leave procedures, will result in undesirable consequences upon your return:

You will NOT be able to apply for any of the university's subsidies (see below), and NTUST scholarship recipients will have their scholarships revoked.


As of March 2021, the regulations for entering Taiwan are as follows:

  1. You have to submit a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result issued within three days prior to boarding the flight to Taiwan.
  2. You will need to undergo 14 days of quarantine after arrival in Taiwan. You will have to take another COVID-19 test before completing the quarantine period. If you test negative, you will be required to complete another 7-day period of self-health management in another accommodation which you have to book and pay by yourself (if you live in on-campus dormitory). You are NOT allowed to enter Taiwan Tech campus during self-health management period.
  3. You can only return to the Taiwan Tech campus after submitting another negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result.

To reduce the financial burden, Taiwan Tech provides the following subsidies:

  1. Taiwan Tech will pay 50% of the accommodation costs incurred during the self- health management period. The subsidy will only be granted to students living in on-campus dormitories, and the maximum subsidy is capped at NT$5,000.
  2. Taiwan Tech will fully subsidize the costs for the PCR tests and the medical registration fees in Taiwan.
  3. Please note that the costs for 14-day quarantine are NOT subsidized, but have to be fully covered by the student!


Special regulations for returnees from high-risk countries (including transit): PCR-test immediately after arrival, 14 day stay in a centralized quarantine-facility, followed by 14 days of self-health management (i.e. quarantine + self-health management will take 28 days) + another negative SARS-CoV-2 test. For the definition of high-risk countries, please check the CDC- Website https://www.cdc.gov.tw/. Currently Brazil, United Kingdom, Republic of South Africa, and the Kingdom of Swatini are classified as high-risk.


Take care and stay healthy!

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