Taiwan mulls plans to attract global tourists amid China travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said on Monday (August 5) that the government is mulling plans to attract more international travelers as a means of reducing th...

Japan airports to implement facial recognition entry ahead of 2020 Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and in a bid to boost tourism, Japan announced this week that it has begun implementing facial recognition immigration entry systems at i...

Taiwanese eligible for eGates in Rome Airports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan passport holders are now eligible to clear immigration via the eGate automatic border control systems at both of Rome's airports, making Taiwan one of only eight cou...

Sign wars: Taiwan flag back at Frankfurt Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Following concerns that Germany was bowing to pressure from Beijing by removing the Taiwan flag from it's EasyPass signboard at Frankfurt Airport on Monday (Feb. 11), photo...

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...

Taiwan mulls expanded customs measures against African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese authorities will consider expanding customs measures at airports to ensure banned meat products do not enter Taiwan, reported CNA. The Council of Agriculture ...

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...

Singapore implements e-arrival card pilot project for foreign visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foreign visitors to Singapore may no longer be required to fill out the paper arrival card, but instead may be asked to provide relevant information in an online platform ...

Taiwan, Indonesia hold 6th bilateral meeting to further New Southbound Policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and Indonesia have been taking turns holding bilateral meetings on immigration cooperation after both parties signed MOU on September 28, 2012. This year, the sixth...

Taipei teams up with KKday in campaign to woo South Korean tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korean blogger Kim Ji Hye (金智慧) visited Taipei for a five-day trip in June to promote the city as part of a summer campaign launched by the Taipei City Government ta...

Taiwan-South Korea automatic immigration clearance program inaugurated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and South Korea co-launched the “Taiwan-South Korea Automatic Immigration Clearance Program” and signed a MOU at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on...

Kim Jong Un impersonator questioned on arrival in Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — A Kim Jong Un lookalike was detained and questioned upon his arrival in Singapore on Friday, days before a summit between the North Korean leader and President Donald Trump. ...

Premier Lai: Taiwan approved as nation eligible for US 'Global Entry' trusted traveler program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the latest news of United States support for Taiwan, Premier William Lai announced on March 23, that Taiwan has been accepted into the “Global Entry” progra...

Chinese military reportedly has access to Taiwan's e-Gate system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Biometric equipment used in Taiwan's e-Gate border control system was manufactured by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) with pre-installed backdo...

Taiwanese travelers to be eligible for US Global Entry in November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese and U.S. officials announced on Thursday at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport the availability of the country’s e-Gate system for U.S. nationals at airp...