Date: July 26, 2020
By: James Kon & Azlan Othman
Taiwan on Thursday announced a one-year extension of trial visa-free entry for nationals from Thailand, the Philippines, Brunei, and Russia from August 1, 2020, to July 31, 2021.
However, in line with COVID-19 prevention measures, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced entry regulations for foreigners during the outbreak.
The adjustments to visa measures for foreign nationals are based on previously existing policies and do not take precedence over temporary border control measures put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whether restrictions will be relaxed for foreign nationals (apart from the exempted groups listed above) coming to Taiwan for tourism depends on the assessment of the worldwide development of the COVID-19 pandemic. [FULL STORY]