Filipinos can travel to Taiwan again without a visa starting September 29. This was announced by Taiwan’s Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) on September 22.
Filipinos can enter Taiwan without a visa from September 29, 2022, until July 31, 2023. People with diplomatic or official/service passports are not subject to this rule.
Before going to Taiwan, people with a Philippine passport need to have the following:
- proof of accommodation
- host or sponsor’s contact information
- travel funds
According to the BOCA, vessel or aircraft crew members and service workers planning to embark on reporting for duty are not eligible for visa-free entry.
Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control say that travelers who participate in self-initiated epidemic prevention must still follow the “one person per room” rule.
A few weeks ago, Taiwan didn’t include the Philippines on the list of countries that could enter without a visa when the policy started again.
Taiwan has kept its rules on entry and quarantine even though other parts of Asia have loosened or done away with them. But in June, it cut the number of days newcomers had to stay in isolation from seven to three.
Filipinos, Bruneians, and Thais can only stay in Taiwan for 14 days. On the other hand, Singaporeans and Malaysians can remain for up to 30 days.
People from more countries, like the United States, Canada, Australia, and several European countries, can stay in Taiwan for up to 90 days.
Countries that offer Visa-free to Filipinos:
- Hong Kong
- Bali in Indonesia
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