Travel information Q&A

  • Climate
  • You can do some hiking in the mountains, immersing yourself in the beautiful trees of the forest while inhaling the pure and fresh air that blows across the island of Taiwan. If you are from a high-latitude country, you can leave your winter coat behind when coming to Taiwan and enjoy the pleasant warmth of the sun. If you'd rather experience the carefree sensation of healthy beads of sweat running down your forehead, then you should visit the beach at Kending (Kenting) in southern Taiwan, where it is summer all year round. Don't worry too much about getting burned by the dazzling sun, so long as you take prudent precautions; the sun may not be as stinging hot as it seems. Furthermore, the country is surrounded by the ocean; and the ocean breezes, which are the reasons for Taiwan's humid weather, will surely make you completely forget the dry cold back home.

    Taiwan enjoys warm weather all year round. Weather conditions fluctuate during spring and winter, while in summer and autumn the weather is relatively stable. Taiwan is extremely suitable for traveling, as the annual average temperature is a comfortable 22 degrees Celsius with the lowest temperatures on the lowlands generally ranging from 12 to 17 degrees Celsius (54-63 Fahrenheit). Therefore, with the exception of a few mountain areas where some traces of snow can be found during winter, no snow can be seen in Taiwan. During raining season (March to May), continuously drizzling rain will sometimes fall on Taiwan. When visiting Taiwan during this period, remember to carry an umbrella at all time. Although it might seem romantic to have a stroll in the rain, it is no fun to travel when you're soaking wet. During the summer time (June to August), typhoons sometimes approach or hit the country.

    We suggest you keep an eye on weather reports, because weather conditions are often severe and unpredictable when typhoons hit Taiwan. In addition, the roaring waves along the coast are not to be regarded as one of Taiwan's tourist scenes. During the autumn (September to November), you can wholeheartedly enjoy the cool and comforting weather, while Taiwan's relatively warm and short winters (December to February) are the time for you to appreciate the beautifully colored maple trees. The cold fronts that reach Taiwan sporadically are greatly favored by the island's hot-spring lovers. In short, Taiwan, where it always seems to be spring, is your perfect travel destination!
    prepared by:Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan)  


    ※For further information about Taiwan climate, please visit the Central Weather Bureau website.      
  • Currency
  • The Republic of China's unit of currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$), which has five denominations in paper money and five in coins.
    Paper money comes in NT$2000, NT$1000, NT$500, NT$200, and NT$100 denominations. Coins come in NT$50, NT$20, NT$10, NT$5 and NT$1 denominations.

    For different currencies, please visit the Currency Converter at Currency Conversion

    Foreign currencies can be exchanged at government-designated banks and hotels. Receipts are given when currency is exchanged, and must be presented in order to exchange unused NT dollars before departure.

    Major credit cards such as American Express, Master Card, Visa, and Diners Club are accepted and traveler's checks may be cashed at foreign-exchange banks, some tourist-oriented businesses, and (by room guests) most international tourist hotels.

    ※For further information about New Taiwan Dollar notes, please visit the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) website.

    prepared by:Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan)
  • Voltage and Power plugs
  • Taiwan has the same electrical standard as the US and Canada: 110V, 60Hz AC. Electrical sockets have two vertical slots. If you bring appliances from Europe, Australia or Southeast Asia, you'll need an adaptor or transformer.

    The following plugs are used:


     


     
  • Arrival & Departure
  • Visas
    Foreign travelers may obtain tourist visas if they hold foreign passports or travel documents valid for more than six months in the Republic of China for purposes of sightseeing, business, family visits, study or training, medical treatments, or other legitimate activities. Visa requirements included one completed application form, incoming and outgoing travel tickets, one photo, documents verifying the purpose of the visits, and other relevant documents. The Visitor Visa Application Form can be downloaded from the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The completed form should be submitted to an Embassies and Mission Abroad of the Republic of China for visa issuances.

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    ROC Embassies and Missions Abroad 
    Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

    Countries eligible for Visa-exempt entry
    ‧Countries eligible for Landing Visas

    30-day visa-free privileges are afforded to citizens of 31 countries and30-day landing visas are afforded to citizens of 3 countries. For any further information, please visit the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For any further questions about visa application, please contact: e-mail: post@boca.gov.tw TEL: +886-2-2343-2891 or +886-3-398-2629.

     

    Traveler Luggage Clearance
    Foreign Currencies: value over US$10,000 should be declared.
    New Taiwan Currency: under NT$100,000. A traveler should apply for the permission to the Central Bank for amounts over such value. There is no restriction on the amount of gold that a traveler can bring out of Taiwan; however, a traveler should declare to the customs office. When carrying out gold valued over US$20,000 out of Taiwan, a traveler should apply for an export permit to the Board of Foreign Trade, MOEA (Tel : +886-2-2351-0271 ext. 352) and apply for customs clearance to the customs office.

    NB: A traveler should register at the customs office counter when bringing out of Taiwan gold, foreign currencies or New Taiwan currency in excess of the said amount. ( Tel: +886-3-398-2308,  +886-3-398-3222 )
    Inbound Travelers' Luggage Inspection Flow

    Customs
    Custom hints for Passenger please check directorate General of Customs' website at Taipei Customs Office.

    prepared by:Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan)
  • Taiwan Free WIFI

  • ●  iTaiwan (all taiwan )   WIFLY 4Free (all taiwan )   Taipei Free (only for taipei city)  i Hsinchu (only for Hsinchu city)  

    TT-Free (only for taitung city)  ● ibon WiFi  ● Fami WiFi
  • Transportation
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