COVID-19 News

Quarantine rule

Taiwan is on the way to opening its border but certain quarantine rules remain. Currently, the “3+4 days” quarantine rule applies to everyone entering Taiwan:

  • For the first three days, you have to stay in a quarantine hotel without leaving the hotel room.
  • In the next four days (now called “self-initiated epidemic prevention”), you can leave the hotel and attend the conference if you show a negative result from a rapid antigen test (valid for two days), but you are not allowed to stay outside the hotel overnight. You will need to wear a mask all time when you are outside the hotel.
  • You will receive two rapid test kits at the airport. We will provide additional rapid test kits at the conference if you need more.
  • You have to stay in the same quarantine hotel for the whole 3+4 quarantine period. The day you arrive at the hotel is the 0-th day, so you are expected to book a room for 8 nights. (See below [link] for information about booking quarantine hotels)

Please check the following links for further details about the quarantine rules.


The regulation for VISA application is also relaxing and simplifying. Currently, everyone without a Taiwan passport must apply for a VISA to enter Taiwan, and eVisa application is still suspended.

  • Currently, the easiest way to get a VISA is to get an invitation letter from us and then apply for a VISA by yourself from a local Taiwan consulate/representative office near your region (please check here to find one near you).
  • As the application procedure may differ in different locations, we suggest that you contact the consulate near you for the up-to-date instruction before the application.
  • To get an invitation letter, register online from the QCrypt website. We’ll send you an invitation letter after you complete the registration.
  • Unfortunately, the VISA application is not open for people holding PRC, HK, and Macau passports yet. We will update the information if the application is open later.

As the regulation is changing over time, if you learn any updates from a local Taiwan consulate, please let us know to help us keep the information up-to-date. Please also do not hesitate to contact us by email if you have any questions.

Quarantine hotels

Please check the list below for quarantine hotels near the venue. You can directly phone the hotel to order.

Hotel/ LocationPrice per nightSize(square meters)Contact information
Forward Hotel Taipei
No. 23, Sanchong Road, Nangang District, Taipei City
USD 87-13817(no window) / 20 / 23 / 40Tel:+886-2-2785-2655
CHECK inn Select Taipei NanGang
No. 59, Chongyang Rd, Nangang District, Taipei City
USD 107-16926 / 30 / 33 / 50Tel: +886 2 2525 2828
amba Taipei Songshan
8 Section 7 Civic Boulevard, Nangang District, Taipei
USD 177-34527 / 30 / 31 / 37 / 40 / 41 / 48Tel: +886 2 2525 2828
Dahu Park Hotel
No. 462, Section 5, Chenggong Rd, Neihu District, Taipei
USD 138-19030 / 43Tel: +886 2 2633 8555
The Waterfront Hotel
No. 112, Songhe St, Songshan District, Taipei
USD 94-10716 / 18Tel: +886 2 2528 1567

For more hotel options, please check the website.
Kindly remind: the quarantine starts from the next day you enter Taiwan, so you need to order the hotel for at least 8 days.


The venue is the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB) of Academia Sinica.

Location and Map of Academia Sinica


Getting from Taipei to the conference venue

  • Take a taxi in Taipei: It is the fast way (about 20min without traffic from most places in Taipei), runs according to meter, and will cost around 400 New Taiwan dollars. Show the taxi driver the following paragraph:

中央研究院 人文社會科學館 台北市南港區研究院路2段128號

Academia Sinica, Humanities and Social Sciences Building 128 Section 2 Academia Road, Taipei

Ask the taxi driver to enter the campus through the main gate. After passing through that gate, go straight even after you cross the little bridge. You want to turn left at the little temple; the HSSB will be on your right.

  • Public Transportation Option 1: Take the Taipei’s Metro Rapid Transit Blue Line or Brown Line to Nangang Exhibition Center (南港展覽館) station. You can take a taxi or a bus (number 205, 212, 276, 306, 620, or 645) on Academia Road to Academia Sinica, or walk down Academia Road from there (25-30 minutes).

  • Public Transportation Option 2: Take the Blue Line or Taiwan High-Speed Rail or the TRA (Taiwan Railways Agency) to Nangang Station (南港站) then take a bus on Zhongxiao East Road (number 212 Express, 270, or Blue 25) to Academia Sinica. This is also what you do from the Green World Nangang Hotel.

  • Public Transportation Option 3: Take any of the abovementioned buses directly to Academia Sinica. Map on how to walk between bus stations and the HSSB:

  • Shuttle buses are planning

Getting from Taoyuan International Airport to the conference venue

  • Take a taxi: It is about 45 minutes to run according to the meter, and will cost around 1400 New Taiwan dollars (NT$1400 is about 45 USD or 40 EUR). You will need Taiwanese money. Show the taxi driver the following paragraph:

中央研究院 人文社會科學館 台北市南港區研究院路2段128號

Academia Sinica, H.S.S. Building 128 Section 2 Academia Road, Taipei

Ask the taxi driver to enter the campus through the main gate. After passing through that gate, go straight until you cross the little bridge then turn left, the actitivies center will be on your right.

  • Public Transportation Option 1: Take King (Kuo-Kuang) Bus number 1843 to Nangang Exhibition Center (南港展覽館) which takes about 80 minutes. There are buses every 45–65 minutes starting at Terminal 1 and stopping at Terminal 2. The 1-way fare is NT$115 or about 3.70 USD or 3.20 EUR. Take a taxi from there for another NT$100.

  • Public Transportation Option 2: The Taoyuan Airport MRT connects Taoyuan International Airport and Taipei Main Station. You could use this MRT line (Note: the direct trains are purple, the same as the distinguishing colors of the line, and local trains are blue) to Taipei Main Station. From Taipei main station, you can take the blue line of Taipei’s MRT to Nangang Exhibition Center Station.

See also the Taoyuan Airport’s website on public transportation.


Local participants of QCrypt 2022 benefit from reduced room rates at Green World Hotel Nangang 南港洛碁大飯店 (2000NTD per night). If you are interested, please fill in the form before Aug 18th, 2022.

Other hotels close to the venue for your reference as follows.
1.The Place Taipei 南港老爺行旅
2.Courtyard Taipei台北六福萬怡酒店
3.Fushin Taipei富信大飯店


Taipei Sitting at the northern tip of Taiwan, Taipei City is in the center of the municipality of New Taipei City. Taipei is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan, and one of the major hubs of the Chinese-speaking world. Taipei is part of a major high-tech industrial area. Railways, high-speed rail, highways, airports, and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island. The city is served by two airports:Taipei Songshan (TSA) and Taiwan Taoyuan (TPE). Taipei also boasts a lot of world-class performance venues, where you can enjoy world-class theater and concert events. The city also offers a wide range of other diversions such as shopping malls, live-music bars, quality hotels, nightclubs and exotic restaurants.

Weather Taipei City has a warm and humid climate with hot summers and no dry season. The month of March is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with average daily temperatures increasing from 21 to 24 degrees Celsius over the course of the month. Taipei is extremely suitable for traveling, as the annual average temperature is a comfortable 22 with lowest temperatures ranging from 12 to 17 degrees Celsius (54-63 Fahrenheit). Please visit Taipei City Weather for more details.

Taipei Main Tourist Attractions

  • National Palace Museum (國立故宮博物館) The collection of cultural artifacts held inside the National Palace Museum consists an enormous treasure trove of objects from the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Development of the Museum is closely connected to the social changes of modern China. Thirteen years after the founding of the Republic of China, the last Qing Emperor Puyi was exiled from the Forbidden City. The cultural artifacts left within the palaces were collectively itemized, and a National Palace Museum was born. Please visit the website of the National Palace Museum for more information.

  • Taipei 101 (台北101) Taipei 101, with a mass of shops on the lower floors, incorporate many top brands under the LVMH group. Taipei 101 Mall has gathered together the finest in fashion and refined dining from around the world. Entrance After buying tickets, visitors may watch the multimedia show or visit the souvenir Shop before riding the elevators. Taipei 101 observatory’s elevators are Guinness Record-breaking high-speed pressurized elevators in 2004, with a speed of 1010 meters per minute. It takes only 37 seconds to reach the 89th Floor. Please visit the website of Taipei 101 for more information.

  • Raohe Night Market (饒河夜市) One of the most popular night markets in Taipei City is the Raohe Street Night Market. Bargaining for something you like makes an exciting shopping experience. The most special feature here is the variety of local snacks, including pork feet, noodle string, beef noodle soup, herbal stew of ribs, bubble tea, etc. You may also enjoy some exotic food, such as Aladdin’s India and Pakistani cuisines. Please visit the travelking website on Raohe nightmarket for more information and this picture gallery for some impressions.

  • Longshan Temple (龍山寺) Longshan (Lungshan) Temple is located in the district Manka of Taipei. It was founded in 1738 and dedicated to the Guanshiyin Budda (Buddhist Goddess of Mercy) and other divine spirits. The temple was built in Qianlong 5th year in Qing Dynasty. Due to natural disaster and damages caused by men, the temple was restored for several times. There are traditional streets/shops, antique shops, Buddhists article shops, and Chinese medicine shops surrounding the temple. These places are great to visit due to their richness in folk art. Please visit the travelking website on Longshan Temple for more information.

  • Maokong Gondola (貓空纜車) Maokong Gondola is a gondola lift transportation system in Taipei, Taiwan. Opened on 4 July 2007, operating between Taipei Zoo and Maokong. The 4.3 km (2.7 miles) line has four stations. Maokong has evolved into a favorite tourist destination for locals and visitors. It is famous for the tea plantations and tea houses and dining restaurants. Please visit the Maokong Gondola website for more information.