St. Kitts and Nevis Receive Visa-Free Travel to Taiwan
Saint Kitts & Nevis and Saint Lucia get visa free travel rights to Taiwan for stays up to 30 days. Citizens of both countries must have an ordinary passport that is neither expired nor due to expire in the coming six months, a return ticket or a ticket for a third country with a valid visa for that country, and a clean criminal record to enjoy this privilege.
According to the official statement released by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) said the country’s decision to open its borders was in line with the principle of reciprocity, as it rewarded St Kitts and Nevis and Saint Lucia for their own openness. It also noted that visa-free travel would make plain the closeness that exists between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and its diplomatic allies in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said: “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 St Kitts and Nevis Ministry of Foreign Affairs established bilateral relations with Taiwan in 1983. Since then, financial support has been flowing from Taiwan to St Kitts, which in turn supported its diplomatic goals on an international scale.
The duration of stay granted under the new policy is as follows:
1. Up to 30 days: Belize, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
2. Up to 90 days: El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua.