Foreign attendees entering Taiwan visa-free must hold passports with a remaining validity of at least six months and a return or onward air ticket and a valid visa for the next destination. The maximum period of stay in Taiwan for foreigners who enter visa-free is 14, 30 or 90 days, upon the expiration of which period they must depart.
For the latest Visa-exempt information and requirements, please visit https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-149-4486-7785a-2.html
For latest information and requirements on Landing Visas, please visit: https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-149-271-2fdc9-2.html
Foreign nationals, who hold ordinary passports or other legal travel documents and who intend to stay in Taiwan for no more than six months for the purposes of transit; tour; visit relatives; undertake visits; undertake inspection tours; attend international conferences; conduct business; pursue short-term study; undertake short-term employment; undertake short-term missionary work; and engage in other activities in the ROC as approved by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For more information, please refer to the Bureau of Consular Affairs website: https://www.boca.gov.tw/np-147-2.html
Taipei city is served by two airports: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Taipei Songshan Airport. Direct flights from more than 160 destinations worldwide arrive at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, which is connected by the dedicated metro system to downtown Taipei.
Taipei Songshan Airport is situated at the heart of the city, serves regular flights from and to Japan, South Korea and China's major cities. Once arrived, visitors can connect with Taipei's own metro system directly from the airport.
Transportation from the Airport
A. From Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport:
- Taoyuan Metro can reach downtown Taipei within 38 minutes.
- Airport buses take visitors to downtown Taipei in about an hour.
- Taxi and car hire service are also available.
B. From Taipei Songshan Airport:
- Taipei MRT can reach downtown Taipei
- Taxi, car hire and bus service are available
The official currency in Taiwan is New Taiwan Dollars (NTD). The US dollars and Euros can be exchanged into TWD in the local banks. If you are traveling from overseas, having some USD or Euro cash to exchange to TWD is advised. The banks can be located at the airports and downtown Taipei.
Electricity is 110 V AC, 60 HZ. The plug types are Type A and Type B.
Taipei is located in the GMT +8 time zone.
Emergency NumbersPolice: 110
The official local language is Traditional Chinese, and English is widely used.
Taiwan’s country code is 886. For any international calls, dial “+ (country code) (phone number)”.
4G service is available from all mobile operators. The SIM cards can be purchased at the airports.
Public Wi-Fi access is also widely available in the city.
Credit cards issued by Visa, MasterCard, American Express (Amex) and JCB are accepted in Taiwan. It is encouraged to exchange some cash at the airports in case of smaller vendors who may only accept cash.
The official weekend days are Saturday and Sunday.