Gazing at Cherry Blossom, taking a hot bath from natural hot springs, experience outdoor rock concert like never before and devour Chinese cuisines at a night market are all possible now as Filipinos have been granted a Visa Free Travel to Republic of China (Taiwan).
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines announced that starting November 1, 2017 Pinoys who intend to visit the ROC (Taiwan) for the purpose of tourism, business, visiting relatives, attending functions or events can enjoy visa-free entry to Taiwan, ROC, for a duration of stay up to 14 days.
- An ordinary/regular passport with remaining validity of at least six months from the date of entry ( Diplomatic & official passport holders are not eligible for visa-free treatment) ;
- A return ticket or a ticket for the traveller’s next destination and a visa for that destination if it is required;
- No criminal record in Taiwan;
- A proof of accommodation (hotel) booking or host/sponsor’s contact information /or arrangements of tour, travel, visit, events and meeting etc.
This visa-free initiative shall undergo a 9-month trial period until July 31, 2018 as part of Taiwan’s goodwill and efforts of the “New Southbound Policy” to build closer people-to-people exchange of visits and an economic community between Taiwan and the Philippines. -TECO