North Macedonia extends visa waiver program to Taiwanese visitors

Taiwanese citizens can stay in the country situated on the Balkan Peninsula for up to 90 days in any 180-day period

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Skopje is the capital and largest city of North Macedonia.

Skopje is the capital and largest city of North Macedonia. (By Wikimedia Commons)

Kruševo is the highest town in North Macedonia, situated at an altitude of over 1350 meters above sea level.

Kruševo is the highest town in North Macedonia, situated at an altitude of over 1350 meters above sea level. (By Wikimedia Commons)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Republic of North Macedonia and Taiwan are set to extend the visa waiver program for each other for another year, starting from April 1.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on Thursday that North Macedonia is set to extend its program of visa-free entry to Taiwanese citizens for another year from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020, meaning Taiwanese citizens can stay in the country situated north of Greece and west of Bulgaria on the Balkan Peninsula for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.

More details concerning the visa waiver program between the two countries will soon be published on the official websites.

111 countries or regions grant visa waiver to Taiwanese visitors as of March 13, 2019, according to MOFA. Those countries or regions include Fiji (120 days), Indonesia (30 days), Japan (90 days), South Korea (90 days), Macao (30 days), Malaysia (30 days), New Zealand (90 days), Palau (30 days), Singapore (30 days), Israel (90 days), Canada (180 days, eTA required), Chile (90 days), Colombia (90 days), Costa Rica (90 days), Cuba (30 days), Ecuador (90 days), Dominican Republic (30 days), Guatemala (30-90 days), Haiti (90 days), Honduras (90 days), Panama (180 days), Paraguay (90 days), Peru (180 days), St. Lucia (42 days), St. Vincent and the Grenadines (30 days), the United States (90 days, ESTA required), the EU Schengen Area (90 days in any 6-month period), UK (180 days), Ireland (90 days), Croatia (90 days in 6 months).