14 Days Visa Free Entry To Taiwan Extended!
Filipino passport holders can still visit Taiwan visa-free until July 31, 2020. This trial program offered by Taiwan to Brunei, Thailand, and Philippines passport holders grants 14 days visa-free entry into the country. The decision to continue this program aims to boost business and tourism in Taiwan, and it’s showing good results.
According to the Ministry of Taiwan, the visa-free trial has yielded a 27.7 percent year-on-year increase in visitors. In 2017, they had an increase of 2.28 million visitors from the countries offered with visa-free entry. Tourists from the Philippines accounts for the 290,784 visitors in the total number of visitors. Meanwhile, Taiwan visitors entering the Philippines increased by 236,777 in the same year.
The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) also noted that 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. They added that the visa-free privilege also aims to deepen Taiwan’s multifaceted relations with the Philippines, particularly in the fields of tourism, trade, investment, education, agriculture, fisheries, and healthcare, etc.