2021-05-21

Immigration control and HIV status privacy in Taiwan


  • Can I come to Taiwan if I'm HIV positive?
    • YES
    • The HIV travel ban for foreigners with HIV had been lifted on Feb 2015. No HIV testing should be requested for any visa application such as work permit or residence permit. 
    • For detailed information, please refer to: policy and recommendation

  • Do I need to be tested for HIV if I plan to work/study in Taiwan?
    • NO
    • Taiwan has removed HIV testing from the medical examination for foreigners in 2015, and Employment Service Act also stops employers from requesting such information.
    • That is to say, no one can make a claim for your test result.
    • Please report to us if your employer/school asks for such test.

  • Do I need to inform people at my workplace/school if I am HIV positive?
    • It’s not necessary if it is irrelevant to your work/major.
    • Please be noted that medical information is confidential in Taiwan, it shouldn't be known by other people unless you agreed to share, only healthcare providers are exceptional.

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