Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) confirmed that Taiwan’s pilot visa-free entry program for nationals of Brunei, Thailand and the Philippines has been extended by one year, from August 1, 2023 to July 31, 2024.
The new changes were made during a meeting of the country’s authorities during which existing visa and entry measures were reviewed, VisaGuide.World reported.
The content of the meeting was two-fold. In addition to the new announcement, discussions were also held on the visa simplification project for high-end group tourists from Southeast Asian countries and the online application for conditional visa-free entry. Republic of China (Taiwan) Travel Authorization Certificate (TAC) program for citizens of Southeast Asian countries.
After evaluating the effectiveness of the above-mentioned convenience measures over the years, and considering the need to resume bilateral exchanges and tourism in the post-epidemic era, participating organizations have decided to extend the pilot visa-free entry measures for citizens of the following countries for one year: August 1, 2023 to July 2024 During the 31st, Thailand, Brunei and the Philippines” The foreign ministry statement said.
The document also states that the visa simplification project for high-end group tourists from Southeast Asian countries will continue until December 31, 2024.
The program allows tourists from India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia to come to Taiwan using e-visas in groups of five or more and traveling through accredited travel agencies.
The ministry stressed that any announcements regarding the travel authorization certificate scheme will be posted on the relevant website.
Taiwan has entered into visa-free travel agreements with many countries around the world, allowing citizens of these countries to travel to Taiwan without going through the visa application process.
At present, citizens of the European Union, the European Free Trade Association, the United States, Japan, Australia and other countries can travel to Taiwan without a visa.
However, visa waivers may not apply to those born in mainland China, Macau or Hong Kong.
When planning a trip to Taiwan, there are two main types of visas: visitor visa (short stay) and resident visa (long stay).
Visitor visas allow people to stay in Taiwan for up to 90 days, while resident visas give them the opportunity to stay in Taiwan for more than 90 days for specific purposes such as work or study, so this visa is divided into two categories: into specific categories.
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