Taiwan announces visa-free entry for St Lucians, Caribbean allies

Taiwan announces visa-free entry for St Lucians, Caribbean allies

The Republic of China (Taiwan) today announced visa-free entry for St Lucians travelling to the Asian nation effective immediately.

The announcement was made by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

In a statement posted on its website, MOFA said the new policy demonstrates the closeness between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and its diplomatic allies and is based on the principles of mutual benefit and reciprocity.

Previously St Lucians wishing to travel to Taiwan would be required to obtain a visa from the Taiwanese Embassy in Rodney Bay.

The visa-free access applies to St Lucians visiting Taiwan for up to 30 days.

Taiwan also announced 30 day visa-free travel to its other allies in the Caribbean and Latin America including, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Dominican Republic, Guatemala.

Nationals from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua can now visit Taiwan for up to 90 days without requiring a visa.

“Given the importance of its enduring friendships with these diplomatic partners, and acting upon the principles of mutual benefit and reciprocity, and a further desire to strengthen the development of bilateral relations, the ROC decided to grant visa-free privileges to these 10 diplomatic allies from July 12, 2017 in the hope that such benefits will lead to an increase in tourism, business, trade and cultural exchanges at multiple levels,” the statement said.

St Lucia is one of Taiwan’s 20 diplomatic allies.

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20 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    July 12, 2017 at 11:50 am Reply

    Too bad that its not to a country i’m interested in visiting.

  2. Anonymous
    July 12, 2017 at 11:53 am Reply

    are u for real or we just forget the need that hotel in the north build

  3. Anonymous
    July 12, 2017 at 11:55 am Reply

    are u for real or we just forget the need that hotel in the north build slowly buying the little islands.the land

  4. Anonymous
    July 12, 2017 at 11:56 am Reply

    Good news I hope we saint lucians don’t spoil this one

  5. Anonymous
    July 12, 2017 at 12:16 pm Reply

    My sentiment for true.

  6. AGC
    July 12, 2017 at 3:42 pm Reply

    30 days free. So what. They come into our country visa-free so why can’t we be granted the same hospitality.

  7. The Crow
    July 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm Reply

    99% of St. Lucians will never visit Taiwan. This is just smoke. Any way, good gesture on Taiwan’s part

  8. Anonymous
    July 12, 2017 at 4:33 pm Reply

    Jack a$$ you may be the first one to spoil somebody else chance to travel. Idiot

  9. Anonymous
    July 12, 2017 at 4:42 pm Reply

    Lol lol woyyy coulnt help it

  10. Anonymous
    July 12, 2017 at 4:46 pm Reply

    Oh my gosh…i am dying with disbelief…i always wanted to visit Taiwan..a dream come true!!!😄

  11. Tia
    July 12, 2017 at 4:46 pm Reply

    Anyone who wants to go eat, dog, rats and cats be my guest

    1. Anonymous
      July 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm Reply

      What u wanted steak don’t forget the fake rice

  12. Anonymous
    July 12, 2017 at 5:37 pm Reply

    Ooh hell no

  13. Worried
    July 12, 2017 at 5:51 pm Reply

    OMG my dream come true I’m leaving the island on Friday. ..going to eat some Taiwanese pussy cat and loos rat….take it how you’ll want I love cat meat

  14. Anonymous
    July 12, 2017 at 9:02 pm Reply

    I just want to say that saint lucia making diplomatic allies with many countries is a good thing. Globalization is an inevitability

  15. Cynthia Antoine
    July 13, 2017 at 4:04 am Reply

    That’s a damn joke!!! Taiwanese are the most racist people in the world. We need to break off ties with them, ASAP.

    1. Anonymous
      July 13, 2017 at 6:47 am Reply

      ANd you think China and Japan and White America is any different?

  16. Georgina james
    July 13, 2017 at 8:14 am Reply

    So good i love this but i would mind cayman Island would do the same also London

  17. Josette M. Arobo
    July 26, 2017 at 8:56 pm Reply

    Gdam maam, i wantto vesite my former employer in taiwan .she give me invitation latter i can go thier with out any doccuments? Plz help me.

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