As of 2020, Taiwanese citizens can enter visa-free, or get a visa on arrival to 146 countries. The Taiwanese passport is ranked as one of the five passports that have most improved since 2006 when it comes to traveling visa-free. However, before you plan your travels it’s important to know where you can go without a visa, get an eVisa, or where you need to have a visa on arrival.

Countries Taiwan Passport Holders Can Visit Visa Free

Here is a list of the countries that have no visa requirements for Taiwanese citizens:

CountryAllowed stayCountryAllowed stay
Albania90 daysLatvia90 days
Andorra90 daysLiechtenstein90 days
Antigua and Barbuda30 daysLithuania90 days
Austria90 daysLuxembourg90 days
Belgium90 daysMalaysia30 days
Belize90 daysMalta90 days
Bosnia and Herzegovina90 daysMarshall Islands90 days
Bulgaria90 daysMicronesia30 days
Chile90 daysMonaco90 days
Colombia90 daysMontenegro90 days
Costa Rica90 daysNauru30 days
Croatia90 daysNetherlands90 days
Cyprus90 daysNicaragua90 days
Czech Republic90 daysNorth Macedonia90 days
Denmark90 daysNorway90 days
Dominica180 daysPalau90 days
Dominican Republic30 daysPanama180 days
Ecuador90 daysParaguay90 days
Estonia90 daysPeru183 days
Eswatini30 daysPoland90 days
Fiji4 monthsPortugal90 days
Finland90 daysRomania90 days
France90 daysSaint Kitts and Nevis3 months
Gambia90 daysSaint Lucia6 weeks
Germany90 daysSaint Vincent and the Grenadines6 months
Greece90 daysSan Marino90 days
Guatemala90 daysSingapore30 days
Haiti3 monthsSlovakia90 days
Honduras3 monthsSlovenia90 days
Hungary90 daysSpain90 days
Iceland90 daysSweden90 days
Indonesia30 daysSwitzerland90 days
Ireland90 daysTuvalu90 days
Israel90 daysUnited Kingdom6 months
Italy90 daysUnited States90 days
Japan90 daysVanuatu30 days
Kiribati30 daysVatican90 days
South Korea90 days

Please note that even if you can enter these countries visa-free you must have a valid passport (usually 3 up to 6 months), and adequate insurance that will cover your travels.

*Keep in mind that Taiwanese citizens can enter Kosovo visa-free provided you have notified a Kosovan consulate or embassy two weeks before you travel.

Visa on Arrival for Taiwanese Citizens

CountryAllowed stay
Armenia120 days
Bangladesh30 days
Benin30 days / 8 days
Brunei14 days
Burkina Faso30 days
Cambodia30 days
Cape Verde30 up to 90 days
Comoros45 days
Egypt30 days
Ethiopiaup to 90 days
Guinea-Bissau90 days
Iran30 days
Jordan14 days
Laos30 days
Liberia14 days
Madagascar90 days
Malawi30 days
Maldives30 days
Mauritania30 days
Mauritius60 days
Mozambique30 days
90 days
Papua New Guinea60 days
Qatar30 days
Rwanda30 days
Samoa60 days
Seychelles3 months
Solomon Islands3 months
Somalia30 days
Tanzania90 days
Thailand15 days
Timor-Leste30 days
Togo7 days
Uganda45 days
Vietnam15 to 30 days

eVisa Requirements for Taiwanese Citizens

For the following countries, you need an eVisa or a visa on arrival:

CountryAllowed stay
Argentina3 months
Australia and territories90 days
Bahrain14 days
Benin30 days / 8 days
Canada180 days
Cote d'Ivore3 months
Djibouti30 days
Ethiopiaup to 90 days
Gabon90 days
Guinea90 days
India60 days
Kenya3 months
Kyrgyzstan5, 60, or 90 days (varying from the type of entry visa)
Lesotho44 days
Myanmar28 days
New Zealand3 months
Oman30 days
Papua New Guinea60 days
Philippines1 month
Qatar30 days
Russia16 days
Rwanda30 days
Sao Tome and Principe30 days
Saudi Arabia90 days
South Sudan3 or 6 months
Sri Lanka30 days
Tajikistan45 days
Turkey30 days
Ukraine30 days
Uzbekistan30 days
Vietnam15-30 days
Zambia90 days
Zimbabwe90 days

Documents Required for an Arrival Visa

For countries where you need a visa on arrival, you should prepare the following documents:

  • Passport
  • Passport pictures
  • A complete visa application form
  • Visa payment
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Round trip airfare
  • Health insurance for travel
  • Proof of financial means

Keep in mind that these requirements change based on where you are traveling.

How Does an eVisa Work?

An eVisa works by allowing you to apply for a short-term visa entirely online. You also have to pay the visa fee online. Usually, each country has a designated website where you can apply for your eVisa, and pay the visa fee. There are a few agencies that provide the service of applying for the eVisa, but you have to pay more for that kind of service in comparison to when you apply for the visa on your own.

After you apply, if your visa is granted, then you have to print out your eVisa in case the border patrol may ask for it. Please keep in mind that eVisas are issued for short-term purposes, and not for long-term purposes such as work or study.   

Can I Enter Mainland China Visa-Free With a Taiwanese Passport?

You cannot enter Mainland China with your Taiwanese (ROC) passport. To enter China, you need to have a Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwanese Residents, you can get the permit before you travel or on arrival. This permit will allow you to stay in China until it expires.

Where Can I Enter Visa-Free With an APEC Card?

If you have an APEC business card from Taiwan, you can enter the following countries visa-free:

  • Australia- 90 days
  • Brunei- 90 days
  • Chile- 90 days
  • Hong Kong- 60 days
  • Indonesia- 60 days
  • Japan- 90 days
  • South Korea- 90 days
  • Malaysia- 60 days
  • Mexico- 90 days
  • New Zealand- 90 days
  • Papua New Guinea- 60 days
  • Peru- 90 days
  • Philippines- 59 days
  • Russia- 90 days
  • Singapore- 60 days
  • Thailand- 90 days
  • Vietnam- 60 days

The APEC Business Travel Card is a travel document that is issued to countries that belong to the APEC agreement. This is an economic arrangement between several countries (participating economies) to make business deals and travel easier. Holders of an ABTC enjoy many benefits that include:

  • Visa-free entry to the participating economies.
  • Taking on lawful business deals in participating economies.
  • An accelerated border crossing process when traveling between member countries.
  • An accelerated visa appointment for transitional countries (e.g. the US).

Please note that even if you have an ABTC, you cannot enter Mainland China visa-free, even though China is a part of this agreement- you must use a Taiwan Compatriot Permit.