Taiwan

Entry virtually impossible or very difficult. Test required.
Quarantine required. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Taiwan?

+11 New COVID cases in Taiwan
0 New COVID deaths in Taiwan
57.5% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 12 October 2021

Basic facts about Taiwan

Taiwan is a small country located in Eastern Asia. The capital of Taiwan is Taipei and the most spoken language is Chinese. The national currency in Taiwan is New Taiwan dollar (TWD).

What taxi apps are available in Taiwan?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Taiwan.

You can use Uber in 5 cities: Hsinchu, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taipei, Taoyuan. Bolt is not available in Taiwan.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate.

Practical information

New Taiwan dollar (TWD)Official currency
1 EUR~31.31 TWD
1 USD~27.67 TWD

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Taiwan?

There are 2 common plug types used in Taiwan:

Type A 110 V, 60 Hz  Type B 110 V, 60 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Taiwan?

Currently, citizens of 66 countries can enter Taiwan without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Taiwan?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Taiwan.

Data last reviewed on: 12 October 2021

Is it safe in Taiwan?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On June 16, 2021, the risk level for Taiwan was changed to Level 3: Reconsider Travel.

Emergency phones in Taiwan

110 Police
119 Ambulance
119 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Taiwan?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol

  • 1L of alcoholic beverages

Tobacco

  • 200 cigarettes, or 25 cigars, or 1lb of smoking tobacco

Data last reviewed on: 12 October 2021

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