The heat is on here in Asia, particularly in the Philippines. While there are occasional surprises of rain showers, there’s more heat than rain.
Summer time, of course, makes Filipinos think about taking a vacation to different parts of the country or abroad. And so here’s one good news for the Filipino traveler 🙂
Starting June this year, Filipinos will enjoy a visa-free entry to Taiwan. This new policy (albeit a temporary one for now), has been reported by Taiwan News based on information gathered from Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Filipinos can stay on for 30 days in Taiwan based on the said policy without needing a visa.
This move comes with Taiwan’s desire to encourage more tourists from the South and Southeast Asia to come to its land. It is also aimed to foster closer trade and economic ties.
Taiwan had begun offering free visa entry to Filipinos last September but this was limited to those who have never worked in Taiwan as a blue collar worker as well as for those who hold valid visas/permanent resident cards of USA, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Schengen, Australia and New Zealand.
Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) waits for you and me. So get ready for a trip to that part of Asia 🙂
By the way, if you are curious to see what other countries are visa-free for Filipinos to enter, you can check it here.