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Taiwan-CapitalBasseterre, St. Kitts, 17th July, 2017 (MyVueNews.com) - The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has announced that St. Kitts and Nevis nationals will have visa-free access to Taiwan with immediate effect.

 

St. Kitts and Nevis’ Ambassador Jasmine Huggins said the visa-free access is conditional, indicating that travelers must meet the following criteria:

 

Nationals must hold a standard passport valid for at least six months; hold a return flight / boat ticket, or a flight/boat ticket; have a valid visa for an onward destination; and possess no criminal record, as verified by immigration units upon arrival at an airport or port in Taiwan.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mark Brantley, who has been leading a charge to increase the number of countries that SKN nationals have visa-free access to, commented on this latest development.

Brantley said, “The visa free access granted today by Taiwan is a clear indicator of the global confidence in the integrity of our passport and the due diligence measures that we have put in place to make applying for citizenship by investment a more robust process. It also means that the power of our citizenship has been further boosted and elevated to a global level of free movement, making it one of the most powerful in the Caribbean and Latin America.”

Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris placed the visa-free access to Taiwan in the context of relationship between the ROC-Taiwan and St. Kitts-Nevis.

Harris commented, “Taiwan has been a great supporter of St Kitts and Nevis and this step further demonstrates the strength of our collaborative partnership which brings benefits to the citizens of both countries in the areas of business, tourism, trade and cultural reciprocity.”

The measure, which takes place with immediate effect will grant nationals up to 30 days visa-free entry into Taiwan.

Within the past two years, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs negotiated visa free travel to several countries including Brazil, The Maldives, Indonesia, Seychelles, Bolivia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Ukraine, Kosovo, Kazakhstan and now Taiwan.



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