Taiwanese authorities have reinstated visa-exempt entry for foreign national of certain countries.

Key Points:

  • As of Sept. 12, nationals of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the U.K., the U.S. and countries in the Schengen Area no longer need a visa when traveling to Taiwan.
  • Visa-exempt travelers can stay in Taiwan for up to 90 days without needing a visa for tourism and business purposes, among other reasons.
  • Visa-exempt foreign nationals must have at least six months of validity remaining on their passport to enter Taiwan.
  • Visa-exempt foreign nationals must have proof they booked round tickets to enter and depart Taiwan within 90 days.
  • A full list of countries eligible for visa-exempt entry is available here.

Additional Information: Canadian and U.K. nationals are able to extend their stay in Taiwan for up to 180 days. Taiwan’s quarantine policies remain in place at this time. More information regarding Taiwan’s COVID-19 quarantine requirements is available here.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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