Taiwan flag covered up on EasyPass signboard at Frankfurt Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese travelers are still eligible for the automated immigration clearance treatment at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport via its EasyPass system for the time being, s...

2019 Index ranks Taiwan passport as 29th strongest in world, 7th in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A British consultancy firm, Henley and Partners, have published an annual Passport Index ranking the relative strength of the world’s passports. The Henley Passpo...

Taiwan among 10 countries eligible for easy pass in Frankfurt Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens are thrilled to see the Frankfurt Airport in Germany include Taiwan, along with its official flag, among the 10 non-EU countries eligible for its easy pass s...

MOFA fears China's interference behind Uruguay's cancelation of visa waivers for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Uruguay has suspended the visa-waiver program for Taiwan after it was launched less than two months ago. Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday tha...

Taiwan's passport ranks as 28th most powerful in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese hold the world's 28th most powerful passport, an increase of two spots from its previous ranking on Arton Capital's Passport Index report last year. Financi...

Designer creates 'Government in Exile' cover to explain Taiwanese passport 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For many Taiwanese people who travel internationally, the cover of the country’s passport can sometimes be confusing for immigration and customs officials in other c...

Taiwanese-American fined NT$120,000 for dodging draft for 16 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese-American man with dual citizenship has been fined NT$120,000 (US$3,885) for dodging the draft for 16 years, reported Liberty Times.  The 35-year-old man, su...

Uruguay grants 90-day visa waiver to Taiwanese visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The South American nation Uruguay has given a visa waiver to Taiwanese visitors, announced Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday.  The min...

Second Global Entry enrollment event in Taiwan set for next month

Taipei, Oct. 25 (CNA) An event to help Taiwanese passport holders enroll in the United States' Global Entry program will be held in Taipei next month, the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan said Thur...

Taiwan launches campaign to highlight its value as global SDG partner

An international campaign was launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlighting Taiwan’s desire to participate in the U.N. system and merits as a valuable partner in achieving the Sustain...

Newly naturalized Chinese dissident blogger plans to run for office in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A former Chinese citizen and dissident blogger who has just received his Taiwanese citizenship said that he is interested in running for public office in Taiwan in th...

Taiwan grants visa-free entry to Nauru, Tuvalu nationals

Taiwan on Monday announced visa-free entry for nationals of Nauru and Tuvalu, two of its two diplomatic allies in the Pacific, as part of its efforts to grant visa-free privileges to its allies to pro...

Singapore and Japan surpass Germany in the list of most powerful passports in the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to Henley Passport Index report, German passports are no longer the most powerful in the world. The number one spot has been taken by Singapore and Japan after Uzbeki...

Taiwan passport ranked 32nd ‘most useful’ in the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A poll released by Henley & Partners and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the “Visa Restrictions Index,” names the Taiwan passport as th...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - December 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan New) -- Top stories this week included expert warns against consequence of poor air defense capabilities, Taiwan to recall passports with Washington Dulles Airport image, track tests be...