Taiwan travel during coronavirus (COVID-19): information about available flights and routes

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Following the statement of Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, on 23 March, we are strongly urging UK travellers overseas to return home where and while there are still commercial routes to do so. Around the world, more airlines are suspending flights and more airports are closing, some without any notice.

Please note the flight fares now are exceptionally high, and could continue to rise.

Below we provide:

  • Information about available flights and routes out of Taiwan
  • English-language travel agents

The following information is correct as of Friday 12 June, 12:00 (Taiwan time). We will try our best to keep this list up-to-date, but the situation is changing quickly so some routes may cease to operate at very short notice.

Summary: available flights and routes in the next two weeks

Our search found flights available from Taipei to London on 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 June.

Available flights and routes

Emirates

Destination Days of the week Website
TPE via Dubai (DXB) to London Heathrow (LHR) Regular flights from 17 June onwards (every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) www.emirates.com

Cathay Pacific

Destination Days of the week Website
TPE via HKG to London Heathrow (LHR) 19, 23, 25, 30 June. Operating daily flights from Taipei to London from July onwards www.cathaypacific.com

KLM

Destination Days of the week Website
TPE via Amsterdam (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) Bookings available from 3 August onwards www.klm.com
TPE via Amsterdam (AMS) via Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to London Heathrow (LHR) Bookings available from 3 August onwards www.klm.com

Air France

Destination Days of the week Website
TPE via Hong Kong(HKG) via Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to London Heathrow (LHR) Bookings available from 1 August onwards www.airfrance.com
TPE via Amsterdam (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) Bookings available from 1 August onwards www.airfrance.com
TPE via Amsterdam (AMS) via Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to London Heathrow (LHR) Bookings available from 1 August onwards www.airfrance.com

Korean Air

Destination Days of the week Website
TPE via Seoul Incheon(ICN) to London Heathrow (LHR) TPE to ICN 13:20-16:50 Tuesdays/Thursdays, connecting to ICN to LHR 13:30-17:25 Wednesdays/Fridays. Note: this is an overnight layover. There are flights from TPE to ICN on other days, but all require more than 24hrs layover in ICN. www.koreanair.com

China Airlines

Destination Days of the week Website
UK airports via Amsterdam (AMS) 26 June. Bookings available from 3 July onwards. One flight per week on Fridays www.china-airlines.com
UK airports via Frankfurt (FRA). Onwards tickets to the UK may need to be booked separately 19, 25 June. Bookings available from 3 July onwards. One flight per week on Fridays www.china-airlines.com
London Heathrow (LHR) direct No flights in June. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 July. China Airlines aim to inform passengers of cancelations 20 days before the date of travel. www.china-airlines.com

EVA Airways

Destination Days of the week Website
UK airports via Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), onwards tickets to the UK may need to be booked separately 19, 21, 24, 26, 28 June www.evaair.com
London Heathrow (LHR) direct One direct flight on 24 June www.evaair.com
London Heathrow (LHR) via Bangkok (BKK) Bookings available for flights in July. One flight every day. (Note: International passenger flights to Thailand are currently suspended until 30 June) www.evaair.com

Transits

Transits in Seoul:

Transiting South Korea is possible if you go through the same airport and do not go through immigration. Transit passengers receive a temperature check on arrival in Korea. Travellers who do not show symptoms may continue on their journey. All passengers entering South Korea are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine. This means that passengers who leave the airport and stay in a hotel for a connecting flight on a different day would need to complete mandatory quarantine for 14 days. For more information please check the South Korea travel advice

Transits in Japan:

Transiting Japan is possible if you go through the same airport and do not go through immigration. However note that from 3 April, Japan has denied entry to Japan for any non-Japanese nationals who have been in the UK or Taiwan—among other places—in the past 14 days. This means that transiting through Japan using different airports (e.g. flying into Tokyo via Narita Airport and out of Tokyo via Haneda Airport), or staying in a hotel overnight for a connecting flight on the next day, is no longer possible. For more information please check the Japan travel advice

No transits are currently permitted:

Bangkok, Singapore, UAE, Bahrain, the Philippines or China. For more information on travel restrictions, visit the IATA website

Transits in Hong Kong:

From 1 June 2020, air transit services at Hong Kong International Airport will resume in phases. Passengers travelling with Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will be able to transit in Hong Kong if:

  1. Their itinerary is contained in a single booking and
  2. The connection time to their next Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon operated flight is within 8 hours.

Travel Agencies with English-speaking staff

LION Travel

No.151, Shitan Rd., Neihu Dist., Taipei City 114, Taiwan
Hours: 9:00 to 18:00 Monday through Friday
English customer service team contact:
Tel: +886 2 8793 5466

E-mail: International_service@liontravel.com

World Express Inc.

4F, No.90 Sec. 2 Jianguo N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 104, Taiwan
Hours: 8:30 to 17:30 Monday through Friday
Tel: +886 2 2505 3030

Email: orange@sitatravel.com.tw

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