Taiwanese authorities announced an extension of the visa-free entry program for travelers from Brunei, the Philippines and Thailand.

Key Points:

  • As BAL previously reported, foreign nationals from these countries have been able to enter Taiwan without a visa on a trial basis, and now may continue to do so until July 31, 2025.
  • To be eligible for visa-free entry, travelers must submit personal information, including proof of lodging, proof of funds and contact information of their host or sponsor in Taiwan.
  • Visa-free travelers are permitted to conduct business activities while in Taiwan.

Additional Information: Taiwanese authorities also extended the Project for Simplifying Visa Regulations for High-end Group Tourists for Southeast Asian Countries until Dec. 31, 2025. The conditional visa-free entry through the online application for R.O.C. (Taiwan) travel authorization certificate scheme will also remain in place.

BAL Analysis: Taiwanese authorities extended the visa-free entry program to strengthen relations with Southeast Asian countries and attract more visitors.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group.

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