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...

Russia's Leningrad region to grant Taiwan free e-visa treatment

TAIPEI (Taiwan news) — Russia's Leningrad Oblast, which includes Saint Petersburg, will grant free e-visas to Taiwanese starting on Oct. 1. Russia’s representative office in Taiwan ...

Foreign visitors to Japan, tourist spending hit new highs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Japan Tourism Agency reported (JTA) on Wednesday (July 17) that foreign tourism in Japan had climbed to a new high during the first half of 2019 despite slowing in growth. ...

Filipinos appeal for extension of visa-free treatment in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As visa-free treatment for Filipinos is set to expire in July, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines has been receiving hundreds of emails every month from...

Taiwan cabinet to review efficacy of New Southbound Policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Sparked by controversy over the rapidly changing visa fee policy by the Thai representative office in Taiwan, Minister Without Portfolio Chang Ching-sen (張景森) is convening...

Taiwan renews visa-free entry program for Philippines, Thailand and Brunei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Visa-free entry for citizens from the Philippines, Thailand, and Brunei is going to be extended for one year, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in a press releas...

S. Korea faces unexpected Yemeni refugee crisis on Jeju Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korea finds itself in the midst of an unexpected refugee crisis that looks to test the government’s commitment to meet international expectations in regards to...

Taiwan extends visa-free entry to Philippines, Thailand, and Brunei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Visa-free entry for citizens from the Philippines, Thailand, and Brunei is going to be extended for one year, announced Minister without Portfolio Chang Ching-sen (張景森) yesterd...

Japan OKs economic plan to allow more foreign workers

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Cabinet on Friday adopted an economic plan that would allow more foreign workers as the rapidly aging country seeks to make up for its declining workforce. Under the ...

AP sources: US to impose limits on some Chinese visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plans to shorten the length of validity for some visas issued to Chinese citizens, the State Department said Tuesday, as President Donald Trump works t...

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...

A borderless Africa? Not yet, but some countries open doors

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — For years African leaders have toyed with the idea of free movement by citizens across the continent, even raising the possibility of a single African passport. ...

Philippines mulls cutting visa fees for Taiwanese travelers

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) The Philippines is considering cutting visa fees for Taiwanese passport holders and extending the length of validity of some of its multiple entry visas, the Manila Economic and ...

Over 36% rise in tourist arrivals from Southeast Asia: report

Taipei, Oct. 17 -- The number of tourists from countries covered under the government's New Southbound Policy who visited Taiwan between January and August registered a 36.04 percent growth from t...