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Taiwan to expand hand luggage checks to arrivals from Philippines Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan to expand hand luggage checks to arrivals from Philippines

Taipei, Aug. 18 (CNA) Passengers arriving at the Taoyuan airport from the Philippines will be subject to hand luggage checks starting Monday, as a precautionary measure against African swine fever (ASF), Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation Center for ASF said Sunday.

Increased fine for bringing pork products from ASF-affected Myanmar Photos - New Southbound Policy

Increased fine for bringing pork products from ASF-affected Myanmar

Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) The fine for bringing pork products into Taiwan from Myanmar has been raised to NT$200,000 (US$6,490) because an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) was reported in the Southeast Asian country, according to the Council of Agriculture (COA).

No plans to adjust visa-free treatment for Filipinos: MOFA Photos - New Southbound Policy

No plans to adjust visa-free treatment for Filipinos: MOFA

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) Taiwan has no plans to adjust its visa-free treatment for Philippine nationals at present, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday, following reports that several Filipino workers disguised as tourists were caught trying to slip into the United Arab Emirates via Taipei.

Travel alert issued for four Asian countries over chikungunya outbreak Photos - New Southbound Policy

Travel alert issued for four Asian countries over chikungunya outbreak

Taipei, Aug. 4 (CNA) Taiwan has issued its highest-level travel advisory in its three-tier system for four Southeast and South Asian countries after a record high number of imported chikungunya fever cases from those countries were reported in Taiwan.

Taiwan passport 30th most powerful in Q3 2019: survey Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan passport 30th most powerful in Q3 2019: survey

Taipei, July 3 (CNA) Taiwan's passport has been ranked as the 30th most powerful passport in terms of the number of destinations its holder can access visa-free, according to the latest survey by Henley and Partners.

Mutual Visa Requirements between R.O.C. (Taiwan) and 18 Countries of New Southbound Policy Photos - New Southbound Policy

Mutual Visa Requirements between R.O.C. (Taiwan) and 18 Countries of New Southbound Policy

MOFA announces one-year extension of trial visa-free entry from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020 for nationals from Thailand, the Philippines and Brunei.

Taiwanese travelers warned to be on alert against chikungunya, dengue Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwanese travelers warned to be on alert against chikungunya, dengue

Taipei, July 21 (CNA) Taiwan's health authorities on Sunday warned that people traveling abroad this summer should be vigilant against mosquito-borne diseases like chikungunya and dengue fever, which have been on the rise in recent months.

Hiring scheme relaxed for first-time Indonesian workers Photos - New Southbound Policy

Hiring scheme relaxed for first-time Indonesian workers

Jakarta, July 11 (CNA) Two Indonesian workers who have never worked in Taiwan were issued work visas on Thursday under a trial relaxed direct hiring scheme, according to Taiwan's representative office in Jakarta.

Spurious website alert Photos - New Southbound Policy

Spurious website alert

It has come to our notice recently that an unauthorized website is providing false and scam information regarding visa and work permit application of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Thailand extends waiver on visa-on-arrival fees to October Photos - New Southbound Policy

Thailand extends waiver on visa-on-arrival fees to October

The Thai government approved Wednesday a plan to extend its waiver on visa-on-arrival fees for visitors from 21 countries, including Taiwan, for another six months, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) confirmed Thursday.

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