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Thailand envoy working on visa waiver for visitors from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thailand is actively working on introducing a visa waiver for visitors from Taiwan, the Southeast Asian country’s representative in Taipei told Legislative Speaker Y...

Taiwan mulls allowing family visits, tourism from July or August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will consider raising the cap on the maximum number of arrivals and allowing relatives and tourists into the country from July or August, the Central Epidemic Comma...

Young Taiwanese not keen to go carbon-neutral: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Younger Taiwanese appear lukewarm to the idea of a low-carbon lifestyle despite the government’s vision to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, according to a su...

Video shows Taiwanese soldier serving in Ukraine's foreign legion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Tuesday (May 24) showing a Taiwanese soldier serving in Ukraine's foreign legion introducing himself in English as he proudly holds a Taiwanese flag....

Ukraine 'towards victory' rallies to be held in 3 Taiwan cities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Rallies meant to counter Russia's Victory Day parade and garner support for Ukraine will be held in three Taiwanese cities on Sunday (May 8). Russian President Vlad...

Taiwanese man now fighting for Ukraine's foreign legion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first Taiwanese man confirmed to be actively serving as a soldier in Ukraine's foreign legion is providing an account of his experiences thus far. On April 7, N...

Chinese nationals still banned from entering Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese nationals are still temporarily banned from entering Taiwan, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said on Sunday (April 24). The MAC said that as COVID-19 is stil...

Why is Taiwan moving away from its 'zero-COVID' policy?

After largely keeping the coronavirus at bay for more than two years, Taiwan is now battling its most serious wave of outbreaks. Over the past week, Taiwan has reported thousands of new cases, with th...

Q&A with MOFA on visitor visa for relatives of foreign residents in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to questions from readers regarding visitor visas for relatives of foreign residents, Taiwan News contacted a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) representative...

Public health experts call for higher booster coverage as Taiwan eases border restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Leading public health professionals are calling for higher booster dose coverage as Taiwan mulls relaxing COVID rules, noting unvaccinated seniors are more likely to be ho...

Relatives of foreign residents can now apply to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (April 12) announced that relatives of Taiwanese citizens and foreign residents, with the exception of migrant workers, c...

Sunday last day foreigners can get free shots at Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Free COVID booster shots are available to foreigners and Taiwanese alike at Taipei Main Station from April 11-17. According to the Taipei City Department of Health, fir...

Taiwan not affected by Putin's visa restrictions: Foreign ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday (April 6) confirmed that Taiwan is not amongst the “unfriendly countries” hit by visa restrictions implemen...

Taiwan Legislature approves lowering of voting age to 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Friday (March 25) approved the lowering of the voting age to 18, but the necessary constitutional amendment will still need to be submitted to a re...

It’s time to open up Taiwan’s reserves to foreign workers

A lot of people care about Taiwan. And under the shadow of Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, a lot of people appear to be ready to fight for Taiwan’s future should it come to that. A...