Plan your trip
When entering or leaving the country, you need to follow Taiwan's disease control guidelines. The latest epidemic prevention measures are announced on the website of Taiwan Centers for Disease Control.
You need to have a valid passport when entering and exiting Taiwan, and your passport must have at least 6 months of validity remaining at arrival.
Except for the countries eligible for visa exemption, a visa is required when you visit Taiwan. Visitors from Hong Kong and Macau must apply for a Taiwan entry permit. Mainland Chinese tourists must hold a Taiwan travel permit for mainland residents valid for another 6 months, a Taiwan entry & exit permit, and a return flight/ferry ticket. For more information, please refer to National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior.
Life and Consumption
There are tourist activities in Taoyuan all year round. There is the cherry blossom season in spring, Northern Cross-Island Highway Adventure in summer, maple viewing in autumn, and New Year’s Eve concert and plum blossom season in winter.
Taiwan’s unit of currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). Currency exchange is available at banks in the airport. Frequently used notes are NT$1000, NT$500, and NT$100. Frequently used coins are NT$50, NT$10, NT$5 and NT$1.
Tipping and service fee
Tipping is generally not accepted in Taiwan. Some restaurants add a 10% service fee in the bill.
The common voltage used in Taiwan is 110V or 220V. Both two-pin and three-pin sockets are used. Foreign visitors are advised to bring a power plug adapter just in case.
Important phone numbers to know
- Fire and ambulance: 119
- Police: 110
- Emergency helpline: 112
- Country code: +886
- Area code: 03
- Travel inquiry hotline of the Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications: +886-2-2717-3737
Smoking prohibition in public areas
Smoking is prohibited in all public areas in Taiwan. Some public places and stores have designated smoking areas.