STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN) MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS: VISA-FREE ENTRY FOR FILIPINOS

STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN) MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

The final decision regarding the extension of the visa-free entry for Filipino travellers to Taiwan will soon be announced

​The Filipino Times, a Filipino newspapers based in the United Arab Emirates, released a report on June 9, 2019 stating that the visa-free program for the nationals of the Philippines has been extended for another year. The article cited Taiwan’s Central News Agency as its main source, which had stated that the program will last until July 31, 2020. Taiwan​'s​ Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released the following statement regarding the aforesaid matter:

With regards to the extension of the visa-free program for Thailand, Brunei, and the Philippines on a trial basis which is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2019, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) together with the Security, Immigration, Police, Investigation, Tourism, Economic and other related government agencies have been undergoing relevant procedures to conduct a full-scale assessment of the program’s effectiveness through joint inter-agency meetings. The conclusions and recommendations from the said meetings have been submitted to the Executive Yuan for deliberation, and the final decision will be announced by the Executive Yuan in due time.