Taiwan extends visa-free entry for Filipinos to July 31, 2024
MANILA, Philippines — Taiwan on Friday extended the visa-free entry of Filipinos from August 1, 2023 to July 31, 2024 as part of its efforts to strengthen bilateral exchanges and attract more tourists.
Taiwan included the Philippines in the launch of a trial visa-free entry program from November 2017 to July 2018, and in September 2022 to date.
“After evaluating the effectiveness of the above convenience measures over the past years and considering the need to revive mutual bilateral exchanges and tourism in the post pandemic era, participating agencies decided to extend the trial visa-free entry measure for one year for nationals of Thailand, Brunei, and the Philippines from August 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024,” Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced in a statement.
Meanwhile, its Simplifying Visa Regulations for High-end Group Tourists from Southeast Asian Countries project will continue until December 31, 2024.
MOFA said it will continue reviewing and fine-tuning visa policies to further strengthen bilateral exchanges and attract more visitors while ensuring border and public security.
“We will also continue to communicate with the governments of related countries to enhance visa treatment for Taiwan nationals and make their overseas travel more convenient,” it added.