Taiwan’s visa-free program extended for Philippines, Thailand and Brunei  

Filipinos can continue traveling to Taiwan without visa until July 31, 2019. This is after Taiwan has extended its trial visa-free travel programme for visitors to Taiwan from Thailand, the Philippines and Brunei, posted on Bangkok Post last week.

“The programme for all three countries will be extended to July 31 next year, the Central News Agency quoted Chang Ching-sen, a minister without portfolio, as saying.”

Filipinos will be allowed to travel to Taiwan visa-free up to 14 days. Statistics show that about 290,000 visitors came from the Philippines last year, up from 172,000 the previous year. The number of visitors from Thailand last year was more than 292,000, up from 195,000 the previous year, the report added.

Taiwan began a trial one-year visa-free travel regime for visitors from Thailand and Brunei in August 2016 and extended it once before. Philippine tourists were added to the program last November for an initial nine-month trial period.

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