Taiwan to resume visa-free entry to Filipinos

Taiwan to resume visa-free entry to Filipinos

Filipinos will be able to enter Taiwan by the end of month without the need to secure a visa after the East Asian country reinstated its visa-free policy to 11 countries.

This came after Taiwan’s Bureau of Consular Affairs announced on Thursday the resumption of visa-free entry to select countries starting Sep. 29 as part of its government’s first stages of easing up its borders amid Covid-19, the English website of state-run news outlet CNA reported.

Aside from the Philippines, other countries that could enjoy visa-free travel to Taiwan are: Japan, Korea, Chile, Israel, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei, according to CNA.

Despite slightly loosening its border restrictions, Taiwan will still require travelers to undergo a three-day home or hotel quarantine and a four-day self-monitoring as part of precaution against the virus.

But travelers are no longer required to take an RT-PCR test; a self-administered antigen test would be sufficient.


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