Does a random Airbnb qualify as a quarantine "designated location"?

Hi, I’ve recently restored my Taiwan dual nationality and will be arriving in Taipei at the end of May / early June.

I’m thinking the 2-week home quaratine will likely still be in effect. I’ve searched the Taiwan CDC site for more information on the quaratine, but what I’ve been reading are the news bulletins. If anyone knows a better place for quarantine information, please let me know.

The bulletins mention doing the quarantine at a “designated location”. I know (1) your own home qualifies and (2) designated coronavirus hotels of course qualify. But I don’t have a home in Taiwan. Does a random Airbnb qualify as a base for quarantine? I have a one-month reservation in place made before the pandemic that was to be used during apartment hunting.

Some have do that or rented a room. But you need plan how you will get food, water and other needed items. The person I know, her family rented an outside house and her mon brought over food. The hotel option is good if you do not have someone here to help, as they bring meals to your room.

This couple from Belgium seem to have rented an Airbnb place in Taipei for their quarantine. For food they just ordered Uber Eats.

Thank you for the responses. I contacted 3 “superhosts” in Taipei. They all said no to quarantine hosting.

  1. One told me a host needs approval from the government, and he didn’t plan on getting this approval.
  2. Another told me their building or community doesn’t allow quarantine hosting.
  3. Another just told me no and recommended I go for a quarantine hotel.

The first superhost said I can’t set foot outside my door, so an approved Airbnb quarantine host would have to do extra things, such as picking up my trash outside my door and throwing it away down a chute or taking it down the stairs for me. Yes, I agree the food can be done via a courier. And I saw a thread on here about Carrefour being able to deliver groceries.

The government has a list of hotels: “臺北市防疫旅館相關FAQ”. But they’re very expensive if you want something sizeable, and I’m trying to find a roomy place if I have to spend half a month indoors in one location. Another reason I’d prefer an Airbnb is for a kitchen because I do have some dietary guidelines that I try to follow, and would prefer to make most of my own food.

I’ll ask the Belgium couple what they did and hope they respond. Maybe they got in before the government made hosts seek approval.

Do you have contacts in Taiwan? Your best bet might just be to rent ahead for six months or a year, in which case a landlord might let you do it. I think it will be harder to pull off if you’re a foreigner with limited Chinese. Was your one month rental also with Air B&B? If you have family anywhere, I’d talk to them. Maybe you could rent a small house in [wherever you know people–Yilan, etc.] for a month. Good luck!

if you want someplace cheep and cheerful, try and find out where this couple was,
it was one a few us dollars a day i think.