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Taiwan may roll out visa-free entry to Filipinos in June this year

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14 April 2017

The Taiwanese government may soon start to offer visa-free entry to Filipinos starting June, according to the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines.

Based on the new rules, Philippine passport holders who have been granted entry to selected countries may go to Taiwan for up to 30 days without a visa starting June, reported ABS CBN news.

The visa-free grant will be implemented on a trial basis for a year, starting June 1, said the report.

TECO has yet to release details, but a Taiwanese news website reported on Wednesday that Filipinos may stay in Taiwan visa-free for up to 30 days.

The new policy is part of efforts of Taiwan to draw in more travelers from Southeast Asia.

Last October, Taiwan relaxed visa requirements for Filipinos, offering visa-free entry to Filipinos who have been issued visas to enter Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, any of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, or the United States.

TECO in Manila is expected to make the formal announcement on the visa exemption after the Holy Week.



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