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Belize grants Taiwan citizens visa-free treatment

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Belize grants Taiwan citizens visa-free treatment - 11/26/12 02:00 PM

The Belize government has agreed to grant Taiwan passport holders visa-free privileges when traveling to the Central American country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Monday.

Belize, which will be the 131st country to grant Taiwanese nationals visa-free privileges or landing visa treatment, will soon announce the effective date of the program, as well as further details on traveling to Belize without a visa, the ministry added.

The visa waiver program "is expected to increase bilateral exchanges and cooperation in trade, culture, technology and tourism,"the ministry said.

The news on Belize's decision to grant Taiwanese passport holders visa free treatment was announced by Belize Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington, who is visiting Taiwan Nov. 25-30, according to the ministry.

Belize is one of Taiwan's 23 diplomatic allies. It boasts a vast array of wildlife, huge tracts of rainforest, extensive coral reefs and
Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize grants Taiwan citizens visa-free treatment - 01/09/13 01:14 PM

Belize Visa-Free Treatment For Taiwanese Goes Into Effect

Visa-free treatment granted by Belize has gone into effect for Taiwanese citizens, who can now visit the Central American country for stays of up to 90 days, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.

The Foreign Ministry said it had received notification of the move from its Belize counterpart and that the measure was also confirmed by the International Air Transport Association.

From now on, holders of valid Taiwan passports can enter the nation for up to 90 days without a visa for tourism or business, the ministry said, adding that Taiwanese visitors can apply for an extension of stay once the 90 days are up.

Belize, one of Taiwan's 23 diplomatic allies, is the 131st country or area to have accorded visa-waiver privileges to Taiwanese citizens.
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