🛂 Tourism - History | Taiwan passport during 1970's to 2000's?

Is it easy for taiwan passport during the 70’s up to the year 2000’s for migration or tourism during that time to other countries? Coz since 2010 there are a lot of countries opening up for taiwan passport with no visa specially from canada to eu and even in asia and i just wonder coz there is a lot of countries which is taiwan is much higher in terms of power purchase parity and even interms of nominal gdp are much higher also than country like south korea but since 1994 korean passport is no visa to canada and even to to the uk.and other countries back then

You might be asking in a wrong community.
A community of Taiwanese passport holders who speak English might be a better subject to ask the question.


Early passports were made of fine materials, had a few pages, and a short validity period.
The current passports are made of thicker paper and cover also has a validity period of up to 10 years. Probably travel abroad in the past was not as popular and easy as it is now

This article shows some history about the passports

Before the latest change, the passport had undergone up to 18 revisions since the ROC government relocated from mainland China to Taiwan in 1949 after the then-Kuomintang-led government was defeated by the communists during a civil war on the mainland.

Since then, there have been two major makeovers to the passport: one in 2003, when the administration of then-President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) had the English word “Taiwan” printed on the cover of the passport for the first time ever.

The other major makeover happened in 2008 after former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) took office, who had the passport embedded with a digital chip.