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Chinese visitors coming for medical tourism to get e-visas

Chinese visitors coming for medical tourism to get e-visas

Taipei, Aug. 25 (CNA) Taiwan will soon launch an e-visa service on a trial basis for people from China visiting the country for physical checkups, cosmetic surgery or anti-aging treatments, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Saturday. The agency said that starting Aug. 27, the agency will screen applications and issue visas to Chinese nationals within 48 hours to facilitate the process. Thirty-nine medical institutions that offer the medical services covered under the program can apply online for visas for their Chinese patients, NIA Director-General Hsieh Li-kung said. Chinese nationals currently need five working days to get a visa for Taiwan for medical tourism. (By Johnson Sun and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-07-26 07:42 GMT+08:00