MANILA, Philippines – Visa-free entry to Taiwan for Filipinos will begin on June 1, the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Wednesday, April 12.
According to Taiwan News, the move is to encourage more visitors from South and Southeast Asian countries to come to Taiwan, aligned with the government’s “New Southbound Policy” targeting to forge closer trade and economic ties with the countries from South and Southeast Asia.
The visa-free entry to Taiwan for Filipinos will last up to 30 days and will be implemented on a trial basis for a one-year period starting June 1, 2017.
Previously, all Philippine passport holders are required to apply for a visa before they could visit Taiwan.
Meanwhile, the Taiwanese government has also extended the 30-day visa exemption for Thai and Brunei citizens to a period of one year. Nationals coming from India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos will be granted multiple-entry visa.