Taiwan to Welcome Solo Travelers From Macau, HK on Feb. 20

Taiwan Reopens Borders for Macau, Hong Kong Residents Starting Feb. 20

Jet setters, rejoice! After three years of travel restrictions, residents from Macau and Hong Kong will be allowed to apply for a visit to Taiwan.

The news comes after the Taiwanese government eased its COVID-19 border measures for entrants from mainland China in early February.

Applicants from Macau and Hong Kong may start registering via the National Immigration Agency’s official website on Monday, Feb. 20, as announced by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC).

“Travelers will be able to apply through the internet, as they did before during the COVID-19 pandemic,” MAC vice chairman Liang Wien-chieh was quoted in a Republicworld report.

Entry permits, which are valid for 30 days, will only be granted to solo travelers or those who will do individual sightseeing tours in Taiwan.

Meanwhile, Taiwan is also deactivating its mask-wearing mandate. Starting next week, face masks will no longer be required outdoors other than on public transportation.

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