Violation of Level 3 Epidemic Prevention Measures: Penalties and Fines

On May 15, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that the epidemic warning in Taipei City and New Taipei City had been upgraded to Level 3. The following restrictions and measures will be implemented until 28 May 2021. 

A. Measures imposed on Taipei City and New Taipei City are listed below. 
Closure of leisure and entertainment venues and other venues listed below:
•    Sports and exhibition venues: exhibitions, movie screening venues (cinemas and theaters), auditoriums, gymnasiums, performance venues (music halls, performance halls, museums, galleries, exhibition halls, historical relic museums, and memorial halls), activity centers, indoor ice rinks, indoor swimming pools, amusement parks, amusement arcades for children and similar venues.
•    Educational facilities: community colleges, senior learning centers, training centers, study centers, social educational institutions (libraries, social education halls, science education halls), senior centers and other similar venues.
1.    Wear mask indoors and outdoors
2.    Avoid unnecessary activities or gatherings
3.    All family or social gatherings involving over 5 people indoors or 10 people outdoors are suspended
4.    Conduct self-health monitoring (those with symptoms should seek medical attention)
5.    Business venues and places where personal business is conducted must implement crowd and flow control and enforce the wearing of masks and social distancing;
6.    Workplaces must follow epidemic prevention measures as specified in official regulations:  individual and work place health management mechanisms must be put into action, as well as measures to maintain business continuity (like working in multiple offices, distance working and flexible working hours);
7.    Food and beverage vendors must implement epidemic prevention measures, such as contact-information registration, social distancing and dividers. Those that cannot adopt those measures are urged to offer take-out services;
8.    If weddings and funerals are held, contact registration, social distancing and enhanced disinfection must be implemented. 
9.    Enhanced disinfection of public places and public transport

The violation of any of those regulations, will result in the following fines (cf. Source:





Refusal, evasion or obstruction of investigation into the source of an infectious disease (epidemic investigation)

NT$ 60,000 up to NT$300,000. 


Not wearing masks indoors (including public transport) and outdoors 

 NT$ 3,000 up to NT$ 15,000


Violation of the closure of leisure and entertainment and religious venues

NT$ 60,000 up to NT$300,000. 


Holding family or social gatherings involving over 5 people indoors or 10 people outdoors

NT$ 60,000 up to NT$300,000. 


Spreading rumors or misinformation about the epidemic

Imprisonment for max. of three years or a fine of up to NT$ 3,000,000.


Stockpiling of epidemic supplies or attempts to drive up the prices of those items

Imprisonment of max. five years; in addition, a fine of max. NT$5 million may be imposed


Failing to abide the instructions of all health authorities in case of an infection or a suspected infection (such as breaking the quarantine), thus risking the infection of others

Imprisonment of max. two years or criminal detention;  in addition, a fine of NT$200,000 - NT$2 million may be imposed