Filipinos Can Soon Visit Taiwan Without Visa
Filipinos can now visit Taiwan without the need of any visa. This is part of Taiwan government’s program that relaxes their rules in visa for citizens of selected Southeast Asian nation and India. The new policy is expected to be implemented before the year ends.
Filipino jet-setters get ready to add Taiwan to your must-visit countries soon as we can visit the country without a visa. Although the new policy is not yet taken effect, Phil Star reports it can start as soon as October to November this year. It can be remembered that this new policy was supposed to start last June but the government needed more time to complete relevant procedures.
Aside from the Philippines, Taiwan is also allowing citizens of India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos to visit their country. All you need to do is apply for a travel authorization certificate from the official website of Taipei Economic Cultural Office. And did I mention that this is offered for free for anyone?
There are of course minimal requirements before you are granted a certificate. Firstly, you must have a valid passport with at least six months from the day you arrive in Taiwan. You also need to have a return ticket and has never worked in Taiwan as a blue-collar worker.
Taiwan is a Cantonese-speaking country that is known for their gastronomic delights, scenic places, historic museums, beautiful temples and a lot more. It approximately takes 2 hours to reach Taiwan from the Philippines and if you’re lucky, you can get a roundtrip ticket for less than 4,000 pesos at Cebu Pacific.
Taiwan External Trade Development Council Chair James Huang hopes the Philippines will relax our visa requirements for Taiwan nationalities. At the moment, our country has no diplomatic relations with Taiwan, according to ABS CBN News.