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Here's How You Can Visit Taiwan Without a Visa

BRB. Packing for Taiwan!
Here's How You Can Visit Taiwan Without a Visa
IMAGE Bernard Gagnon
ILLUSTRATOR Gab Gutierrez
BRB. Packing for Taiwan!

Anybody who's ever had to apply for a visa knows just how much of a pain it can be, so we're ecstatic to share that you can now visit Taiwan without one—but there's a catch! 

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines posted that Philippine passport holders can apply for visa exemption if they've been issued a visa from Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the U.S., the U.K., or any of the Schengen countries. You'd need to also prove that you've purchased a return ticket, and that you've "never been a blue-collar worker in Taiwan."

You can also apply for an exemption if you're a resident of the previously mentioned countries or if you possess an expired resident card that's less than 10 years old. 

In an effort to promote tourism, Taiwan has expanded their visa-free condition to several ASEAN countries: Thailand, Brunei, India, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. 

Seriously now, when's the next seat sale?

*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.

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