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 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 ...

North Macedonia extends visa waiver program to Taiwanese visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Republic of North Macedonia and Taiwan are set to extend the visa waiver program for each other for another year, starting from April 1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...

New Zealand to introduce levies and fees for Taiwanese and other visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - New Zealand was planning to introduce fees and levies for foreign visitors, including those from Taiwan, reports said Wednesday. Beginning in October, travelers planning to v...

Taiwan draws crowds at Philippines travel expo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Taiwan booths drew crowds Friday at the largest travel fair in the Philippines, the Travel Tour Expo in Manila. The event, at the SMX Convention Center Manila in Pasay, h...

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...

Nude Vietnamese tourist caught hiding in closet during raid on S. Taiwan brothel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Vietnamese woman, who came to Taiwan as a tourist but has been working in the sex trade, was caught hiding in a brothel wardrobe raided by police in southern Taiwan's Tai...

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...

Taiwan ends visa waiver for visitors from El Salvador

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday ended visa waivers from visitors from El Salvador after its former diplomatic ally unexpectedly did the same for Taiwanese trav...

Taiwan’s warmth woos Russian tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A tour group of 43 Russians were full of praise for Taiwan after one week of exploration, reported CNA. The tour group was interviewed by Taiwanese media on Jan. 7, wit...

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...