To further attract visitors from Southeast and South Asia and in continuation to its visa policy from last year, visa-free travel for citizens of Brunei and Thailand will be extended to July 31, 2018. Citizens of the Philippines will be able to travel to Taiwan without applying for a visa starting June 1, 2017 in an one-year pilot program. Citizens of Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam who have received a Taiwan visa (excluding the foreign worker visa) will be eligible to apply online for a multiple-entry permit. Citizens of Bhutan and Sri Lanka will be eligible for tourist visa. Business travelers from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka will be able to apply for the eVisa with recommendation from the local office of Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).
For more information, contact Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bureau of Consular Affairs or the nearest Taiwan embassy/consulate/representative office.
Starting 1 August 2016, citizens of Thailand and Brunei will be able to visit Taiwan for 30 days without applying for a tourist visa in an one-year pilot program. Citizens of Brunei are already able to receive visa on arrival and the eVisa. In addition, citizens of Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam who have received a visa from Australia, Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, the Schengen Area, the UK, or the US within the last 10 years will be able to visit Taiwan visa-free for 30 days by going through an online verification process starting 1 September 2016. For more information, contact Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bureau of Consular Affairs or the nearest Taiwan embassy/consulate/representative office.
Citizens of Malaysia and Singapore are already able to visit Taiwan for 30 days without a visa. Taiwan’s transportation ministry estimates an annual increase of 280,000 visitors from ASEAN countries after the new visa policy is implemented.
The Taiwan Tourism Bureau 中華民國觀光局 has released its first promotional short film, titled “Time for Taiwan – My Beautiful Island 暢遊臺灣就是現在－我的美麗之島.” Backpackers, retired couple, young ladies, and a family tours Taiwan to see its beauty. In its nature, culture, and people, especially the people, the beauty is everywhere. We cannot tell you what you will find, but in Taiwan, you will always find something. It’s Time for Taiwan.
In the year 2000, the Tourism Bureau of the ROC (Taiwan) 中華民國觀光局 launched its global campaign aimed to attract more international visitor to Taiwan. The campaign involved the logo with “TAIWAN” written in calligraphy and a Taiwan-shape seal with the slogan “Taiwan, Touch Your Heart“. The campaign was quite successful, with more than 5 million people visiting Taiwan last year.
On February 11, 2011, the Tourism Bureau launches its newest global campaign. Following the theme of “heart”, the new campaign involves the logo with a heart full of different possibilities to explore in Taiwan and the slogan “Taiwan – The Heart of Asia 亞洲心、台灣情“. The two logos share the same idea that tourism in Taiwan begins with the heart.
A place mixed with traditions and modernity, Taiwan is one place in Asia you cannot miss!