The long wait is over! Filipinos/Philippine Passport Holders can now enjoy visa-free entry to Taiwan for tourism, business and visiting relatives for a duration of up to 14 days EXTENDED until JULY 31, 2019
Take note though of the requirements below.
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*UPDATE: VISA FREE Travel to Taiwan has been extended until July 31, 2019, Filipinos/Philippine Passport Holders can now enjoy visa-free entry to Taiwan (tourism, business, visiting relatives) for a duration of up to 14 days. (source: ABS CBN, Philstarl etc)
TAIWAN VISA- FREE REQUIREMENTS FOR FILIPINOS:
1. Passport must have at least 6 months remaining validity from the date of entry (Diplomatic & official passport holders are not eligible for visa-free treatment.
2. A return ticket or on onward ticket to the next destination (and a visa for the traveler’s next destination if visa is required).
*For example if you plan to travel to another country after your visit to Taiwan (this means you won’t be going back yet to the Philippines, but you will visit another country instead), you need to show an onward ticket to that country. And if that country requires a visa for Filipinos, you need to have a visa for that. For example, Japan, you can fly to Japan from Taiwan, so if you plan on doing that, you need to show an onward ticket plus a Japan visa.
3. Must have no criminal record in Taiwan.
4. A proof of accomodation, such as hotel bookings or host/sonsor’s contact information/or arrangements of tour, travel. visa, events and meeting.
*Important: If you plan to stay in Taiwan for more than 14 days for the purpose of study, work, missionary, employment and other gainful activities are still required to obtain visa before entering Taiwan.
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Purchase a rechargeable IC Card such as Easy Card, Happy Card, Icash and IPass. I bought the Easy Card and I was able to use it on MRT/trains and buses in Taipei and Kaohsiung.
Get a tourist map at the Taipei Main Station. You can ask for MRT maps at any MRT stations. You can also just take a photo of the map at the MRT stations. Otherwise, download the Taipei Metro App on Google Play.
Expect language barrier, so prepare your Google translate.
Rent a pocket Wi-Fi at the airport. Cheaper if you RENT ONLINE HERE and just pick it up at the airport.
The more famous night markets sells more expensive food, you can buy your food at hawker stalls or eateries sprinkled around the city if you want to save.
There are vending machines at the airport for drinks, buy their instead of buying at airport restaurants, you will save a lot!
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