Due to the worsening pandemic situation in Taiwan and the tight supply of rapid antigen test kits, a lot of Taiwanese and Hongkongers in Taiwan are not able to perform self-test when in need. Taiwan’s health authorities announced that Taiwan residents can now import rapid antigen test kits for individual use without the need to secure a permit in advance until June 30. If you wish to deliver rapid test kits to Taiwan from Hong Kong, you should beware of the following 6 points:
1. WHEN IS THE REGULATION IN EFFECT?
From May 11 till June 30 2022.
2. IS AN IMPORT PERMIT REQUIRED? IS THERE A CUSTOMS CLEARANCE FEE?
No permit or customs clearance fee is required during the period.
3. WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TEST KITS TO BE IMPORTED?
Every individual can only import once with a maximum of 100 rapid antigen test kits.
4. WHAT KINDS OF TEST KITS CAN BE IMPORTED?
Regardless of the TFDA EUA status of the rapid antigen test kits, all test kits for personal use ordered by individuals can be imported to Taiwan. However, test results from kits that are not approved by the Taiwan government will not be recognised for Taiwan’s anti-epidemic regulations.
5. HOW CAN I DELIVER RAPID ANTIGEN TEST KITS TO TAIWAN?
In accordance with Taiwan’s regulations, real-name authentication for the consignee of imported express shipment is required:
Importers with household registration in Taiwan shall download and install the “EZ WAY” real-name authentication app (Apple Store Download / Google Play Download), then fill out personal information to complete the authentication process, including the consignee’s Chinese full name, ID number and the bounded mobile number.
Senders from Hong Kong should correctly provide the consignee’s Chinese full name, ID number and the bounded mobile number. You can ship the parcel through Hongkong Post or other international couriers.
Individual shipment without real-name authentication will not be accepted for Taiwan’s import customs clearance, please visit the official website of Customs Administration, Ministry of Finance of Taiwan for more information.。
6. CAN THE INDIVIDUALLY IMPORTED RAPID ANTIGEN TEST KITS BE SOLD IN TAIWAN?
All rapid antigen test kits ordered by individuals are strictly for personal use only, no resales are allowed.
*Since the import regulations of Taiwan may change, you should be aware of the latest announcement of the authority.BUY RAPID ANTIGEN TEST KITS NOW