AIT trumpets Taiwan relationship during Independence Day celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Celebrating the 243rd anniversary of the U.S.’s Independence Day at its recently inaugurated office complex on Monday (July 8), Brent Christensen, director of the Am...

Taiwan increases visa-free treatment for Russian citizens to 21 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will extend the visa-waiver program for Russia by one more year on a trial basis, allowing Russian travelers to stay in Taiwan for 21 days without a visa, confirmed...

Taiwan extends visa waiver for Filipinos, Thai, Russians and Bruneians until July 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Citizens of the Philippines, Thailand, Russia and Brunei will be allowed to visit Taiwan without visa until July 31, 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced...

Taiwan set to extend visa-free program for Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Russia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is poised to extend the visa-free program for passport holders from the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, and Russia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Monday (J...

Relations between Taiwan and Russia are steadily improving: VOA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In recent months, relations between Taiwan and Russia have been steadily increasing, with the trend of warming ties between the two countries expected to continue. In a...

Taiwanese visa-waiver users not subject to new US social media ID requirement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- In response to reports that the U.S. State Department will require all applicants to submit their "social media identifiers," the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) ...

Thai passengers blocked from EVA Air flight to Taiwan due to Hello Kitty stamps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A female Thai passenger and her travel companions were blocked from a flight to Taiwan by EVA Air last week allegedly because they had Hello Kitty stamps in their passports. ...

Russian airlines to open regular direct flights to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Russian airlines, S7 Airlines and Royal Flight, will launch direct flights between Russia and Taiwan at the end of May, Taiwan’s aviation authorities said on Mon...

Taiwan gives visa waiver to visitors from only African ally eSwatini

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Visitors from Taiwan’s only African ally, the Kingdom of eSwatini, will be allowed to stay on the island for a maximum of 90 days beginning June 1, the Ministry of Foreign...

Southeast Asians visit Taiwan in record numbers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A record number of visitors from Southeast Asia, and in particular from the 18 New Southbound Policy countries, visited Taiwan in 2018, approaching the number of tourists from C...

AP source: Officials may target those who overstay visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay short-term visas, as part of President Donald Trum...

Austrian far-right extremist denied US travel permit after Christchurch link

Austrian Identitarian Movement leader Martin Sellner said on Thursday that his US travel permit had been cancelled by authorities. Sellner is currently under investigation and his home was raided thi...

Austrian far-right activist says US nixed his travel permit

BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian far-right activist who received a donation from and exchanged emails with the suspected New Zealand mosque gunman says U.S. authorities have canceled his permit to travel to ...

American Institute in Taiwan warns against paying too much for visa waiver

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following complaints about overcharging, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said Tuesday that a visa waiver through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) sho...

Taiwan to attract more visitors from Russia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan is taking the next step in trying to attract more visitors from Russia by a presence at the Moscow International Exhibition for Travel and Tourism. The island country ...