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Visitors to Taiwan should ensure that their passport or travel document is valid for at least 6 months and proof of ongoing travel must be held. It is also advisable to carry documents verifying the purpose of your visit. An automatic fourteen-day visa-free privilege is afforded to residents of selected countries and certain nationalities can apply for a thirty-day landing visa on arrival. All other foreign nationals, not entitled to use the visa-exempt privilege, are required to obtain a valid visa prior to arrival in Taiwan. Visa information can change and should be checked.


Taiwanese time: GMT + 8 hours


New Taiwanese Dollar (NT$) - Check current exchange rates
100 cents = 1 NT$
Notes issued NT$1000, NT$500, NT$100, NT$50 
Coins issued in NT$50, NT$10, NT$5, NT$1


The international dialling code for Taiwan is 886
When making international calls from Taiwan, first dial 002 +country code + area code + telephone number


110 volts and 60 cycles AC
Flat two and three pin plugs are most common. A universal adapter is an important travel item.

What is the weather like in Taiwan?

Taiwan straddles the Tropic of Cancer in the Pacific Ocean and enjoys a sub-tropical climate with four seasons: Summer (Jun-Aug) 24 - 33oC, Autumn (Sep-Nov) 20 - 27oC, Winter (Dec-Feb) 12 - 29oC, Spring (Mar-May) 21 - 25oC.


Summer - rainfall is at its highest and the weather tends to be hot and humid and a high possibility of typhoons between June and October. Winter is usually mild, however temperatures can drop below average.

Best time to visit: During the spring or autumn when both humidity and temperatures are comfortable and rainfall is relatively low. Carry a lightweight jumper as it can be chillingly cold inside air-conditioned buildings during hot weather.

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