Taiwan extends visa-free entry for Philippine citizen

Great news Filipino travelers!

Finally, Taiwan has extended its trial period of visa-free privileges to Filipinos until July 31, 2019, for a maximum stay of 14-days. An official announcement was made by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines yesterday, July 12, 2018.

Liberty Square Main Gate, Taipei, Taiwan. Photo by Yooran Park

This is still a continuation of the trial period which started last November 1, 2017. As stated in the TECO announcement, the visa-free privilege is a reflection of Taiwan's goodwill and friendship towards all Filipinos under the "New Southbound Policy" which aims to build stronger bilateral relations and closer people-to-people connectivity between Taiwan and the Philippines.

Statistics report from Taiwan's Tourism Bureau shows that the number of Filipino visitors to Taiwan increased from 172,475 in 2016 to 290,784 in 2017.  On the other hand, arrivals of Taiwanese nationals in the Philippines also increased its number and reached 236,777.

In line with their visa-free guidelines, Filipinos must have the following requirements:

1.) Ordinary or regular passport at least 6-months valid on the date of entry. Diplomatic and official passport holders are not eligible for visa-free;
2.) The traveler must secure a roundtrip ticket to and from their place of origin or a ticket to the next destination and the corresponding visa required.
3.) No criminal record in Taiwan; and
4.) Proof of accommodation (it can be a hotel booking or sponsor's contact information or arrangements of tour, travel, visit, events, and meeting etc.

The visa-free extension was extended to 2 more Southeast Asian nations; Thailand, and Brunei. In conjunction, Taiwan's "New Southbound Policy” aims to increase visitors and build economic communities between Taiwan and 18 countries from Southeast Asia (including the Philippines), South Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

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Places to visit in Taiwan | Photos by Jerald Facun

Peace Memorial Park at Zhongheng District, Taipei, Taiwan 

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Golden Waterfall in Jiufen

National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan. One of the major performing art facilities established in Asia. 

National Palace Museum. One of the largest museum in the world which houses around 700,000 pieces collection of ancient China artifacts and artworks. 

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. Built in memory of the Father of Modern China, Dr. Sun Yat-sen. 

Taipei 101

Taroko Gorge/Taroko National Park, prominent gorge landmark that span between Taichung and Hualien County of Taiwan.

Taroko Gorge

Unique rock formations at Yehliu Geopark in Wanli District

One of the most famous temple in Taiwan, the Mengjia Longshan Teample, located at the old village in Wanghua District, Taipei, Taiwan

Experience the street food in Taipei

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