U.S. Drops Taiwanese Visa Requirement

Taiwan joins 37 countries that American officials believe pose a minimum security threat


LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) — Taiwanese travelers will no longer have to obtain a $164 visa to visit the United States, the U.S. government has decided.

Beginning Thursday Taiwan joins 37 countries in a visa waiver program the United States reserves for nationalities it deems pose little security threat and are not major sources of illegal immigration, the Los Angeles Times reported.