Amid the pandemic, many countries have imposed stricter travel restrictions with the number of flights dramatically declining and many travelers stuck in a foreign country as a result.
In order to deal with this situation, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) had announced in March that Foreign travelers who entered Taiwan before March 21 can extend their stay for 30 days automatically without applications required, no matter if they came here visa-free, with a visa on arrival, or with any other official visas.
Yet, the total days of the stay should not exceed 180 days, and the policy only applies to those who entered legally before March 21 and have not overstayed their legal stay period.
As the pandemic worsens, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Friday (April 17) another 30 days of extension, allowing for a total of 60 days-extension. However, the regulation that the total stay should not exceed 180 days remains the same, counting from the first day of arrival. These regulations may further be adjusted as circumstances require.