Taiwan to expand visa privileges for Southeast Asian visitors

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/12
By: Elaine Hou

Taipei, April 12 (CNA) Taiwan will expand visa privileges for visitors from Thailand,

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Brunei and the Philippines and streamline the visa application process for visitors from other Southeast Asian and South Asian countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.

The decision to make travel to Taiwan easier for citizens from those nations, which came after a cross-agency meeting two days earlier, aims to promote the country’s “New Southbound Policy,” the ministry said in a statement.

Among the new measures to be implemented from June 1, the ministry said the one-year trial period for allowing Thai and Brunei citizens visa-exempt stays in Taiwan of up to 30 days will be extended one more year to July 31, 2018.    [FULL  STORY]

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