Taiwan Opens its Doors to Filipinos Visa-Free

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by | May 03, 2017

Following the relaxed visa requirements for eligible Filipinos implemented last October 2016, Taiwan finally allows all Filipinos to enter the country absolutely visa-free beginning in September 2017 from the original plan of June. The postponement was made “in order to complete relevant administrative procedures and inter-agency coordination,” according to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office.

The Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is granting the exemption for a trial period of one year in its effort to boost its tourism sector and forge closer economic ties with its neighboring Southeast Asian countries as a part of its newly implemented “New Southbound Policy.”

Filipinos who travel to Taiwan are allowed to stay for a maximum of 30 days. Visa exemptions were also extended for travelers from Brunei and Thailand from 30 days to one year, while multiple-entry visas will be granted to citizens of India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos.

If Taiwan has never been on your list of must-visits for a quick and affordable out-of-town vacay destination, this news might finally change your mind. Better book your flight to Taiwan now to seize this limited-time opportunity! Read our previous Taiwan travel stories to help build your itinerary, and to inspire you to make your next best travel memories there.

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