DO YOU KNOW?
- Citizens of 59 countries 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 59 countries are eligible for visa-exempt entry for a period of 30 or 90 days.
A suspension bridge at Dannayiku Ecology Park in southern Taiwan’s Chiayi County (Ray Chang, Courtesy of Tourism Bureau)
In addition to about 1,100 kilometers of conventional railway lines, Taiwan has a 348.5-kilometer 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.
International Trade Shows
Throughout the year, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) organizes trade shows covering the entire spectrum of industries. Major venues include Taipei World
Trade Center Exhibition Halls No. 1 and No. 3, in addition to Nangang Exhibition Hall, and Kaohsiung Exhibition Center in southern Taiwan.
For more details, visit www.taiwantradeshows.com.tw
General Information for Visitors
The ROC government maintains numerous websites and hotlines to provide foreign nationals with information about traveling, living and working in Taiwan.
National currency: New Taiwan dollar (NT$ or TWD)
Exchange rate: NT$30.35 per US$1 (April 2017)
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 is not customary in Taiwan. A 10 percent service charge is often added to room rates and meals at hotels and restaurants.
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Bureau of Consular Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Phone: (+886-2) 2343-2888
Ministry of Finance
Phone: (+886-2) 2550-5500 ext. 2116
Persimmons dry in the sun in northern Taiwan’s Hsinchu County. (Huang Chung-hsin)