Taiwan’s visa exemption privilege for Philippine passport holders is extended until July 31, 2023. Filipino citizens can stay in Taiwan for 14 days without the need for a visa according to the website of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines.
Are Filipinos allowed to Travel to Taiwan without Securing a Tourist Visa?
All Filipinos including former OFWs can travel to Taiwan for the purpose of tourism, visiting relatives, attending functions, events, business, and transit without the need to secure a visa or E-visa until July 31, 2023.
This is the same privileged that Pinoys are enjoying when they visit Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and other ASEAN countries.
Taiwan’s visa exemption scheme for Filipinos is evaluated every year. The 14 days stay duration is not extendable, visitors need to leave Taiwan before the end of the said duration.
Those who plan to stay longer than 14 days for the purpose of other activities such as study, and employment, need to secure the appropriate visa in TECO in the Philippines before traveling to Taiwan.
Filipinos can travel to Taiwan without a Visa if they have these 4 Requirements
- Regular/ordinary passport with remaining validity of at least six months from the entry date to Taiwan
- Return air ticket to the Philippines, ticket and visa (if required) to the next destination
- Proof of accommodation such as Hotel bookings, sponsors/host contact details, tour arrangements, functions/events details
- Properly filled up the ‘Arrival Card’ which is given by the airline and cruise ship crew
There are instances where Filipinos are denied entry to Taiwan, that is when they have bad records or previously overstayed in the latter. Also, when they are not able to demonstrate that they have enough funds to support themselves while in Taiwan.
When did Taiwan allow Visa-Exempt Privileges to Filipinos?
Taiwan started allowing Filipino tourists to enter their borders even without a tourist visa on November 1, 2017. This initiative underwent a 9-month trial period which ended on July 31, 2018.
The trial period was then later extended for another 12 months or until July 31, 2019. It was then extended until July 31, 2020.
Taiwan resume the visa-exemption initiative on September 29, 2022, which will remain until July 31, 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions when Filipinos travel to Taipei for Short Term Visit
What are the Airline Companies that have Direct Flights to Taiwan?
There are 5 airline companies coming from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila that have direct daily flights to Taipei, Taiwan. There are around 8 plus flights per day going to Taipei. The airline companies that have direct flights are:
- EVA Air
- Philippine Airlines
- China Airlines
- Philippine AirAsia
- Cebu Pacific
How long is the travel time from Manila to Taipei Taiwan?
According to the Cebu Pacific website, the flight time from Manila to Taiwan is only 2 hours and 15 minutes.
How much is the Airfare from Manila to Taipei?
The airfare cost per adult on a return flight is around 2000 pesos to 12400 pesos. This varies depending on the day of your departure from Manila and arrival in Taipei Taiwan. To know the updated airfare return ticket price and schedule, travelers should visit the respective websites of airline companies.
When is the best time to visit Taiwan?
According to lonelyplanet.com, the best time to enjoy outdoor activities in Taiwan is in the months of September, October, and November. You can also enjoy the Cherry Blossom season in Taiwan in January and February. Enjoy the Spring season between the months of March to May. Meanwhile, the Summer months in Taiwan are on June, July, and August.
How much is the exchange rate of Taiwan Currency to the Philippine Peso?
The rate is 1 New Taiwan Dollar is equivalent to 1.79 Philippine pesos. The rate varies so check it when you plan to change your Philippine peso to NT Dollar.
I booked a flight going to Taiwan on December 2019. But the assurance of extending the free visa is not sure. Just in case the free visa is until July 2019 only.. What should I do to acquire visa?
In my opinion the best way is to wait after July 2019 to know if Taiwan will extend again the visa free entry for Filipinos for another year. If not, then you should apply for a visa at roc-taiwan.org website.
I want to ask, I will Travel to Taiwan on July 27 until aug. 6..can still avail the free visa?
Since visa free was extended until July2020, and it has been said that there would be an additional requirements for Filipinos. To provide sufficient travel funds. Like how this can be shown? Thank you
As far as I know, proof of travel funds is not required. What you need to show is your return ticket and proof of accommodation.