Gettting Around Taiwan

Do I need a visa to visit Taiwan?

The Republic of China (Taiwan) allows certain passport holders visa-free entry for tourism, visiting friends or relatives, social visits, doing business, attending exhibitions, fact finding, and international exchanges.

In order to be approved for visa-free entry, make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months (3 months for Japanese), can prove you do not intend on staying indefinitely in Taiwan (either by a flight reservation or some type of itinerary), and have no criminal record or other extenuating circumstances in the ROC.

New Taiwan dollar (NT$, TWD, 新台幣)

The New Taiwan dollar is the official currency of Taiwan (Republic of China). The currency code is TWD and is commonly abbreviated as NT$ or simply $ in front of the amount, or a Chinese character 元 (pronounced yuán) following the amount.

For example, prices could either be displayed as: "NT$30" or "30元".

Current exchange rates are listed below.

The official name of the New Taiwan dollar in Chinese is 新台幣 (新台币 in simplified Chinese), pronounced Xīntáibì.

Driving in Taiwan

Driving in Taiwan can be a fun, but sometimes stressful, experience! While driving is the best way to visit more out of reach areas such as Nantou, Hualien, and Taitung, those visiting Taipei should stick to public transit since driving and parking within the city can be difficult.