SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA REMOVED FROM TAIWAN’S INITIAL LIST OF COUNTRIES ELIGIBLE FOR VISA-FREE ENTRY

There might have been excitement on Monday when Taiwan announced the move to resume visa-free entry from various countries from Sept. 12. 

This meant that visitors from these countries would be able to enjoy their stay on the island as part of the visa exemption programme for up to 30 days for some countries, and 90 days for others. 

However, Singapore has now been removed from the list of eligible countries. 

On the Bureau of Consular Affairs website in Taiwan, Singapore was among a list of countries under the heading “temporarily suspending”. Other countries include Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. No reason was given for this temporary suspension.

This means that Singaporean travelers to Taiwan will still be required to undergo three days of quarantine and take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival. 

The cap of 50,000 arrivals a week will also remain. 

Taiwan has already ended the requirement for pre-departure negative PCR tests.

In a statement to the media, The Taipei Representative Office in Singapore said that there has been a misunderstanding on the part of the media and public regarding some information. 

Countries like Australia, Britain, France, Germany, New Zealand and the United States remain eligible for visa-free entry into Taiwan. 

Before the pandemic, Singaporeans were entitled to visa-free entry to Taiwan for up to 30 days. 

2022-09-07T02:33:28Z dg43tfdfdgfd