Taiwan, also known as the Republic of China, will allow nationals of India and the Philippines to enter it visa-free soon.
Khaleej Times quotes the Philstar as reporting that the government of Taiwan eased visa regulations for travellers from India and ASEAN countries.
The Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is said to be still dilly-dallying if it would extend for Filipinos the visa-free policy in October or November.
Taiwan wanted to unveil visa-free entry policy for Filipinos in June but delayed it because appropriate administrative procedures and coordination between different agencies were not in place.
The official website of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office said that meanwhile, people from India, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos who intend to visit Taiwan for leisure or for other reasons for a short period were advised to apply for free travel authorisation certificate.
The CNN reported that Winston Chen, director-general of the Taiwanese Foreign Ministry’s Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, made this announcement at a press briefing.
The state-run Central News Agency’s English Channel, Focus Taiwan, wrote that Chen said the programme was given the go-ahead to boost interaction between peoples of different countries and to improve tourism and commercial ties between the Philippines and Taiwan.
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