Taiwan extends stay for foreigners who entered before March 21 by additional 30 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign citizens who entered Taiwan before March 21 will be allowed to extend their stay by an additional 30 days without having to file an official application, the Minis...

Thailand abandons 14 days of self-monitoring for Taiwanese visitors: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thailand will drop the requirement that Taiwanese citizens should conduct “self-monitoring” for 14 days after their arrival, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (M...

Thailand suspends visas on arrival for 19 countries including Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the spread of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), Thailand on Wednesday (March 11) announced it was suspending visas on arrival for citizens from 19 countries, including Ta...

Nepal halts on-arrival visas for Taiwanese amid coronavirus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nepal announced on Monday (March 2) that it will suspend issuing visas on arrival to visitors from Taiwan and five other countries over coronavirus concerns. Effective ...

5 countries erroneously ban Taiwanese travelers due to WHO 'one China' policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to the World Health Organization's (WHO) mislabeling of Taiwan as being a part of China and complacency by the International Air Transportation Association (IATA),...

Taiwan passport ranked as 32nd strongest in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In its annual Passport Index ranking comparing the relative strength of the world’s passports, the British consultancy firm Henley and Partners listed Taiwan as havi...

Sri Lanka gives free visa to boost tourism after bomb blasts

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka says it will give one-month free visa on arrival to visitors from nearly 50 countries in its latest effort to revive the island nation's lucrative tourism industry ...

Taiwan's passport ranked 30th strongest in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Henley Passport Index released its passport rankings for 2019 on Tuesday (July 2), using data from International Air Transport Association. The Taiwanese passport i...

'Bride' trafficking – How Chinese gangs lure Pakistani girls into fake marriages

Basheer Ahmed, a 60-year-old partially handicapped man in Pakistan, was offered a tiny house by the government. A middle-class resident of the eastern city of Lahore, Ahmed had never owned a house, an...

'Bride' trafficking – How Chinese gangs lure Pakistani girls into fake marriages

Basheer Ahmed, a 60-year-old partially handicapped man in Pakistan, was offered a tiny house by the government. A middle-class resident of the eastern city of Lahore, Ahmed had never owned a house, an...

Thailand includes Taiwanese visitors in its electronic visa on arrival program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Thailand announced Wednesday it was going to hand out electronic visas on arrival (E-VOA) to visitors from 20 ‘economies,’ including Taiwan. The number of tourist...

Thailand extends visa fee waiver for Taiwanese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The visa fee waiver for Taiwanese tourists and travelers from 20 other countries has been extended by the Thai cabinet until April 30. The fee waiver was extended to he...

Thailand to waive visa fees for Taiwanese visitors tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese visitors and travelers from 20 other countries will not have to pay for visas on arrival in Thailand starting tomorrow ( Nov. 15), and lasting until January of next y...

Thailand will drop visa-on-arrival fees for Taiwanese visitors for 2 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese visitors and travelers from 20 other countries will not have to pay for visas on arrival in Thailand between December 1 and January 31 if they stay no longer than 15 d...

Thailand to waive visa fees for Taiwanese visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is among the 21 countries for whom Thailand plans to waive travelers' visa fees beginning in November, and lasting until January of next year. In order to boost ...