Can I get a COVID-19 test at TPE?

Old Aug 26, 20, 5:39 am
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Can I get a COVID-19 test at TPE?

"A certificate of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three working days of boarding" is required for entry into Taiwan. I cannot get a certificate within this time frame. Is it possible to get tested upon arrival in TPE?
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Old Aug 26, 20, 9:54 am
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The whole point of the restriction is to prevent people who test positive from even getting on the plane. Also, presumably the bigger issue is denial of boarding (whether proper or not), so the operating carrier can supply clarity on that.

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Old Aug 30, 20, 12:49 am
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Here is what two bloggers recently went through to get to TW from the US.

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Old Aug 30, 20, 7:56 pm
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unless you are a citizen or ARC holder (where you're exempt from the COVID test requirements) the answer is no
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Old Aug 30, 20, 9:48 pm
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Here is what two bloggers recently went through to get to TW from the US.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=japMUo-VJBE
username - Thank you for posting. It is amusing to see this enthusiastic couple, who love Taiwan.
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Old Aug 31, 20, 4:54 pm
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The article below explains that passengers arriving at Taiwan's airports are being tested for COVID-19. Are you sure that you must be tested before boarding a flight to Taiwan?
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August 31, 2020

Virus Outbreak: CECC changes arrival testing processhttps://www.taipeitimes.com/News/fro.../31/2003742567EASIER: Deep throat saliva specimens would be taken by travelers, which would allow authorities to reduce the number of people who oversee the testing process
  • By Lee I-chia / Staff reporter
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    • The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has decided to change the kind of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 required from international travelers arriving at airports, as of tomorrow.
Health authorities would take deep throat saliva (DTS) specimens instead of throat swabs, the center said yesterday.

The CECC evaluated the efficacy of DTS tests between July 2 and Monday last week, with DTS and throat swabs collected from 1,226 travelers who were required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at an airport, said Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥), the CECC spokesman.

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Old Aug 31, 20, 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by wildyorkie View Post
The article below explains that passengers arriving at Taiwan's airports are being tested for COVID-19. Are you sure that you must be tested before boarding a flight to Taiwan?
Who is "you"?

There is plenty of testing going on at TPE. That wasn't your question, whether literally in the title, or even pragmatically for your situation.

As already stated, the operating carrier will be the determining factor. They're the ones who decide if a passenger can get on the plane. Anything else is just noise.
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Old Sep 3, 20, 1:39 am
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The article below explains that passengers arriving at Taiwan's airports are being tested for COVID-19. Are you sure that you must be tested before boarding a flight to Taiwan?
I think you are asking because you don't like the answer you are hearing. However, it is not your fault since BR's website sucks. It lists all the rule changes in reverse chronological order. It should just say "this is what you need to do today"!

On the Chinese page https://www.evaair.com/zh-tw/about-e...ctions.html#TW, it says:


另自6月29日起,配合中央流行疫情指揮中心放寬外籍、香港、澳門及大陸人士入境,為確保飛航防疫安全,並 降低開旅客入境後發生社區疫情之風險,對於獲准入境台灣之外籍、香港、澳門及大陸人士,應於航空公司報到前 ,主動出示「表訂登機時間前3天內之COVID-19核酸檢驗陰性報告(英文版)」,並配合入境台灣後居家檢疫14天及必要之檢疫措施,對象如下:

【外籍人士】

  1. 除觀光、一般社會訪問以外,均得提出申請。
  2. 持居留證:入境台灣後居家檢疫14天。(註1)
  3. 無居留證:「表訂登機時間前3天內之COVID-19核酸檢驗陰性報告」(註2)及入境台灣後居家檢疫14天(註1)。
  4. 觀光、一般社會訪問:暫緩入台。
In this page: https://www.evaair.com/en-tw/about-e...trictions.html , it says:


Taiwan will relax entry measures for foreign nationals and Hong Kong and Macao residents starting June 29 to meet commercial and trade demand and humanitarian needs, announced by Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), as follows:
  • Foreign nationals may apply to enter Taiwan for reasons other than tourism and regular social visits.
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The CECC stated that foreign nationals and Hong Kong and Macao residents who have received permission to enter Taiwan, when checking in with the airline for the flight to Taiwan, must present an English-language certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within three days of boarding. They must also undergo a 14-day home quarantine period and observe other relevant epidemic prevention measures upon entry into the country. The purpose of these stipulations is to ensure safety in airplanes and airports and minimize the risk of COVID-19 community transmission in Taiwan related to foreign nationals and Hong Kong and Macao residents.
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Old Sep 3, 20, 1:48 am
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Think about the outbound also. This couple was caught up on this leaving Taiwan (due to EK's rule) and it cost a lot to get a PCR test in TW:

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Old Sep 3, 20, 2:03 am
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You can also go to IATA's TIMATIC for the current requirements. This is what the airlines use: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/TW-...quirements.htm
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Old Sep 3, 20, 9:36 am
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You will be denied boarding by BR if you do not have a negative PCR test results in hand (not electronic). This is not debatable. It is a CEEC requirement. They donít want you to potentially have COVID-19 on their plane.

If you were to test positive, the airline would have to quarantine the crew and contact trace back.
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