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VISITING TAIWAN

Fact Focus:

  • Citizens of 60 countries and territories can enter Taiwan visa-free for 30 or 90 days.
  • Taiwan has a 24-hour multilingual travel information hotline (0800-011-765).
With its unique fusion of cultures, breathtaking scenery, diverse cuisine, exciting city life and well-developed hospitality industry, Taiwan is an ideal destination for many types of travelers. Citizens of 60 countries and territories are eligible for visa-exempt entry for a period of 30 or 90 days.
In addition to about 1,100 kilometers of conventional railway lines, Taiwan has a 350-km high-speed rail system along its west coast. The high-speed trains allow travel between Taipei and Kaohsiung in 94 minutes. These two cities are also equipped with state-of-the-art mass rapid transit systems.
The vibrantly painted walls of Rainbow Military Dependents’ Village in central Taiwan’s Taichung City attract visitors from home and abroad.
The vibrantly painted walls of Rainbow Military Dependents’ Village in central Taiwan’s Taichung City attract visitors from home and abroad. (Courtesy of Taichung City Government)
International Trade Shows
Throughout the year, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) organizes shows covering the entire spectrum of industries. Major venues include the Taipei World Trade Center’s Exhibition Halls No. 1 and No. 3, Nangang Exhibition Hall as well as Kaohsiung Exhibition Center in southern Taiwan. For more details, visit www.taiwantradeshows.com.tw.
General Information for Visitors
The government maintains numerous websites and hotlines to provide foreign nationals with information about traveling, living and working in Taiwan.
Major Festivals& Events
Two tatalas, traditional wooden boats made by Taiwan’s indigenous Tao tribe, are beached at outlying Lanyu, or Orchid Island.
Two tatalas, traditional wooden boats made by Taiwan’s indigenous Tao tribe, are beached at outlying Lanyu, or Orchid Island.(Yeh Jui-tsung)
Major Festivals& Events.

Major Tourist Attractions
Northern Taiwan
Central Taiwan
Eastern Taiwan
Southern Taiwan
Outlying Islands
Taijiang National Park
Taijiang National Park(Jimmy Lin)
Currency
New Taiwan dollar (NT$ or TWD)
Exchange rate: NT$31.05 per US$1 (August 2018)
Time Zone
All territories in same time zone, UTC +8 hours
(no seasonal adjustments)
Credit Cards & Travelers’ Checks
Major credit cards are widely accepted. Travelers’ checks can be cashed at foreign exchange banks as well as many hotels and tourist-oriented stores.
Tipping
Tipping is not customary in Taiwan. A 10 percent service charge is often added to room rates and meals at hotels and restaurants.
Electricity
AC 110 V / 60 Hz
Visa Information
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Phone: (+886-2) 2343-2888
Website: www.boca.gov.tw
Customs Regulations
Customs Administration
Ministry of Finance
Phone: (+886-2) 2550-5500 ext. 2116