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Visa Free Entry for Filipino Tourists (Taiwan-Bound)

Visa-Free Entry Finally Approved! The long wait is over for the visa-free program that is intended for Filipinos who want to visit Taiwan. Taiwan on Tuesday announced an extension of visa-free treatment for citizens of the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, and Russia for another year after seeing significant growth in tourist numbers from these countries thanks to the program. According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) press release, the visa free program is expected to end this coming July 2019. An agreement was reached to extend the program for another year, after a  cross-ministerial meeting (on May 24, 2019) attended by representatives of government units in charge of national security, the police, the investigation bureau, immigration, tourism, and the economy. In relevance to the past visa-free program, the government saw a significant increase of tourists that visited Taiwan which allows them to stay in the country for up to…

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