Salutations, bold adventurer. I come bearing good news.
Taiwan, the country that made us aware of Barbie Shu’s existence, making the world for all its current horrors and Sean Spicer-chic idiocies a little bit better. It’s also now the country that you’ll probably (re-)visit this year, as visa-free travel is going to be available come June.
According to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has granted a visa exemption for Filipino travelers—the confirmed report coming from ABS-CBN news.
The said exemption is going to run on a trial basis for a year beginning June 1st, 2017.
Although the TECO has not released plenty of details (a formal release is expected to go through any time this week), websites point that Filipinos may be able to visit Taiwan for 30 full days visa-free.
Last October, Taiwan relaxed visa requirements for Filipinos, offering visa-free entry to Filipinos who have been issued visas to enter Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, any of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, or the United States.
You know what that means? The chance to stand on Chang Cheng University’s balcony and scream “Dao Ming Si” at the top of your lungs. If you’re a 2000’s Pinoy teen, I’m sure it’s on your bucket list.