TAIWAN has removed several countries that were previously called visa-free entry. The rules were imposed by Taiwan after previously announcing that there were countries eligible for visa-free entry starting next week.

Quoted from Channelnewsasia, said some of those countries, including Singapore and Malaysia, Monday (9/5) said a table published online by Taiwan’s Bureau of Consular Affairs shows that visitors from Singapore and Malaysia are allowed to travel without a visa.

In addition, visitors can stay for 30 days. Japan and South Korea were also named in the group of countries whose citizens would be eligible for visa-free entry to Taiwan.

Even visitors from that country are allowed to stay up to 90 days. However, since Tuesday (9/6), the setting has been updated. Taiwan will temporarily suspend visa-free entry for the countries mentioned above.

In addition, there are also Chile, the Dominican Republic, Israel, Nicaragua, Thailand, Brunei, the Philippines, and Russia. Taiwan announced it will resume visa-free entry for visitors from several countries from September 12. The reason is, currently Taiwan continues to relax controls to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The decision was made based on the fact that most countries in the world have reopened their borders and resumed pre-pandemic border measures. Travelers to Taiwan will still be required to undergo a three-day quarantine and take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival. [sources/photo special]