Costa Rica restores visa-free privilege to Taiwanese travelers

Costa Rica has restored visa-free privilege to Republic of China (Taiwan) passport holders for visits of up to 90 days, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday.

The Costa Rican government announced on Nov. 28 that it was granting visa-free treatment to passport holders of 100 countries around the world, including Taiwan, for business and tourism trips, according to a press release issued by the MOFA.

The preferential treatment came into effect on Dec. 13 after 15 days of being promulgated, the ministry said.

Costa Rica suspended visa-free treatment for Taiwanese travelers in May 2009, two years after it severed the diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

As of Dec. 13, the number of countries offering visa-free, landing visa or digital visa treatment to Taiwan passport holders was 165.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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