Taiwan Is Extending Visa-Free Stays for Pinoys Until July 2020

Plan a hassle-free trip to the island soon!

(SPOT.ph) Taiwan is barely a sea away from the northernmost tip of the Philippines, but the island can feel like an absolutely different world. So whether you're looking to take a quick break or really immerse yourself in a different culture, it deserves to be at the top of your list—especially since Taiwan has officially extended 14-day visa-free periods for Filipinos for another year, ending on July 31, 2020.

Take a stroll through Jiufen Old Street in Taipei for a peek into old and new Taiwan. Changlc - Wikimedia

According to The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines, all Filipinos have to do to visit Taiwan visa free is to ensure they have a definite return trip, accommodations, and a clean criminal record—the bare minimum when planning for any trip abroad. The 14-day period begins the day after your arrival in Taiwan but be sure to plan ahead as it can't be extended!

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Visa-free access to Taiwan for Filipinos first started in November of 2017. According to the cultural office, Filipino visitors to the island saw an increase of 44% in 2018, reaching a total of around 419,000. 

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