Taiwan extends visa-free entry for Pinoys until 2020

Taiwan extends visa-free entry for Pinoys until 2020

- Filipinos can visit Taiwan without a visa until July 2020

- The visa-free visit for Filipinos can last up to 14 days

- This move will further strengthen the friendship of the Philippines and Taiwan

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The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) has announced on Tuesday that Filipinos will enjoy the privilege of having a visa-free visit to Taiwan until July 31, 2020.

KAMI learned that the one-year extension also aims to further strengthen the relationship between the Philippines and Taiwan.

In a report by the GMA News, Filipinos can visit Taiwan up to 14 days without having the need to apply for a visa.

Here are the conditions:

  • Possess an ordinary/regular passport with remaining validity of at least six months from the date of entry;
  • Hold a confirmed return plane or boat ticket, or a confirmed plane or boat ticket, along with a valid visa, for an onward destination;
  • Provide the confirmation of hotel reservations or an address and contact details for their stay in Taiwan, as well as a financial statement;
  • Have a clean criminal record, as verified by immigration upon arrival at an airport or seaport in Taiwan.

“This privilege is a display of Taiwan’s amity with the Philippines as the country continues to boost the travel convenience for Filipinos to visit Taiwan for leisure, business, or other short-term purposes," TECO stated on its website.

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According to a report by ABS-CBN News, Taiwan started the visa-free travel program for Filipinos since 2016 to offset a slump in tourists from China.

In 2018, around 419,000 Filipinos visited Taiwan, a 44 percent increase as compared to the data in 2017.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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