The bilateral visa-free programs between Taiwan and North Macedonia will be extended for 5 years.
According to Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the deal will be revived from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2025.
Within a period of up to 90 days within a 180-day period, citizens from both countries will be able to visit each other’s cities without any problem.
“We believe the mutually beneficial measure will effectively enhance Taiwan-North Macedonia relations in terms of tourism, business, and people-to-people engagement,” asserted MOFA in a statement.
As of the latest update of the Henley Passport Index, North Macedonia passport holders could visit 123 countries without getting a visa in advance.
Taiwan is not the only country with whom North Macedonia has a visa-free regime, as previously it had reached a similar agreement with Ukraine.
North Macedonia and Ukraine had signed a permanent visa waiver deal, which enables the citizens of both to enter the other country without the need of obtaining a visa first, and excludes the need of the yearly renewal of the agreement.
The agreement was signed on July 12, between Ukraine’s Ambassador in North Macedonia Natalya Zadorozhnyuk on behalf of Ukraine and the North Macedonian Minister for Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov on behalf of North Macedonia.
Taiwanese citizens also can stay in the country situated north of Greece and west of Bulgaria on the Balkan Peninsula for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.
11 countries or regions grant visa waiver to Taiwanese visitors as of March 13, 2019, according to MOFA. Those countries or regions include
- Fiji (120 days)
- Indonesia (30 days)
- Japan (90 days)
- South Korea (90 days)
- Macao (30 days)
- Malaysia (30 days)
- New Zealand (90 days)
- Palau (30 days)
- Singapore (30 days)
- Israel (90 days)
- Canada (180 days, eTA required)
- Chile (90 days)
- Colombia (90 days)
- Costa Rica (90 days)
- Cuba (30 days)
- Ecuador (90 days)
- Dominican Republic (30 days)
- Guatemala (30-90 days)
- Haiti (90 days)
- Honduras (90 days)
- Panama (180 days)
- Paraguay (90 days)
- Peru (180 days)
- St. Lucia (42 days)
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines (30 days)
- the United States (90 days, ESTA required)
- the EU Schengen Area (90 days in any 6-month period)
- UK (180 days)
- Ireland (90 days)
- Croatia (90 days in 6 months).
According to the Henley Passport Index, Taiwan passport holders could visit 146 countries without getting a visa in advance.