Travel guide and maps
Where should I visit in Taipei? Here are all the must-eats, must-buys, and must-sees for you to know. Explore the nature, taste the delicacies from different countries, and bring home unique souvenirs. This guide will take you around Taipei like a breeze.
Taiwan’s unit of currency is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). Currency exchange is available at banks in the airport. Frequently used notes are NT$1000, NT$500, and NT$100. Frequently used coins are NT$50, NT$10, NT$5 and NT$1.
The common voltage used in Taiwan is 110V or 220V. Both two-pin and three-pin sockets are used. Foreign visitors are advised to bring a power plug adapter just in case.
Passports are required for entering Taiwan. Taiwan offers visa-free treatment for a number of countries including Japan, South Korea and the United States. The duration of stay allowed varies. Please click on the link below for more information.
Tipping and service fee
Tipping is generally not accepted in Taiwan. Some restaurants add a 10% service fee in the bill.
Smoking prohibition in public areas
Smoking is prohibited in all public areas in Taiwan. Some public places and stores have designated smoking areas.
Passengers are prohibited to bring meat, food containing meat, fresh fruit and vegetables into Taiwan. The maximum amount of cash that each passenger may bring into Taiwan is NT$100,000 or US$10,000.
The price of item purchased in Taiwan includes a 5% tax. Foreign visitors, who spend NT$ 2,000 or more on goods at one single authorized TRS-labeled store on the same day, are eligible to request for the tax refund form from the shop assistant.
iTaiwan hotspots can be found all over Taiwan. Switch on Wi-Fi on your device and connect to the network. Confirm the user agreement and start using iTaiwan’s free Wi-Fi service.
Important phone numbers to know
Fire and ambulance: 119
Emergency helpline: 112
Country code: +886
Area code: 02