- 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. (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.
Two tatalas, traditional wooden boats made by Taiwan’s indigenous Tao tribe, are beached at outlying Lanyu, or Orchid Island.(Yeh Jui-tsung)