Filipinos Can No Longer Visit Taiwan Visa-Free, At Least For Now 

Don't worry. It's only temporary.

Taiwan is slowly opening its borders to tourists again, but unfortunately, not for Philippine passport holders. At least not yet. Starting September 12, Taiwan will allow visa-free travel for a number of European countries. However, a number of Southeast Asian nations will no longer have visa-free access to the island state. 

According to Taiwan’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website, visa-free travel is “temporarily suspended” for passport holders from Chile, Dominican Republic, Israel, Japan, Republic of Korea, Nicaragua, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Philippines, and Russia.

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It’s important to note that Philippine passport holders are not filed under those “ineligible for the visa exemption.” Visa-free travel is only temporarily suspended. 

Filipinos who need to visit Taiwan will need to prepare a visa application, return ticket, confirmed seat reservation, proof of accommodation booking, host/sponsor’s contact information, and sufficient travel funds. 

Travelers will no longer need to present a pre-departure negative PCR test, but they will be required to take a PCR test upon arrival in Taiwan. Three days of quarantine is also required for travelers.

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To keep up with Taiwan’s visa-exempt entry guidelines, visit this site. 

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