Visa free travel to Schengen-area for Taiwanese

Travelling to the Schengen-area

As of January 11, 2011, Taiwan-passport holders do not need a visa to enter the countries of the Schengen Agreement as a tourist or for business purposes, provided that no employment is taken. Germany is part of the Schengen-area. The maximum length of a stay is 90 days within six months.

Taiwan passport holders have to be in the possession of a valid passport including an identity number.

Nationals from other countries residing in Taiwan might require a visa to enter Germany. To ascertain whether you need a visa, please click on the link below („table of countries“).

The following countries are members of the Schengen-agreement and EU-member states:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden

The following countries are members of the Schengen-agreement and not EU-member states:

Iceland, Norway and Switzerland

The following countries are EU-member states. They partially apply Schengen-regulations and therefore also allow Taiwan-passport holders to travel visa free:

Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania

Travel medical insurance

Nationals who require a visa must have a travel medical insurance policy for their period of stay in Germany respectively in the Schengen states when applying for a visa.

For Nationals who do not require a visa, it is highly recommended that you purchase a travel medical insurance for the duration of your stay, even if you are insured abroad under your statutory health insurance system.

We hope your stay in Germany will be most enjoyable and exciting. However, there is always a risk that illness could strike while you are on holiday. Should this happen, doctor's bills and hospital costs can soon become very expensive. If you do not have any health insurance, you will be liable to pay all these costs yourself. Your statutory insurer will be able to provide informatíon on the cover they provide in Germany. However, certain expenses will not be covered. Prime amongst these are repatriation costs. An additional travel medical insurance is thus recommended to fill such gaps.

Travelling to Germany for other purposes and long-term stay

If you intend to work, do an internship or stay longer than the maximum length of stay (90 days within six months), you will have to apply in most cases for a long-term visa.