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Taiwan adopts a new set of passport stamps

  • PostDate:2021-01-15 00:00

On January 1, 2021, the National Immigration Agency of the Ministry of the Interior has officially launched its new immigration stamps. The pattern of new stamps features the outline of Taiwan island as the country’s symbol, which is a replacement of the old design (a picture of plum blossom, Taiwan’s national flower.) The pattern also includes Taiwan’s country code “TWN”, illustrated in an artistic way that portraits the country’s unique central mountain range. Some features of the old stamps are preserved and modified, like the iconic Chinese calligraphy inscribed by Taiwan’s famous calligrapher Yang-Tze Tong. In the new entry stamp, the Chinese character for “territory” (境) is purposely modified to have one extra dot. This additional dot implies Taiwan’s expectation of seeing increase in cross-border traveling “a bit more”, once the coronavirus pandemic is over.