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Visa and Immigration Procedures to Taiwan
Travelers visiting Taiwan require a visa to enter, whether it is for business purposes or as a tourist. However, nationals of all European Union countries, New Zealand, South Korea, US, UK, Canada and Japan are not required to obtain a visa to visit Taiwan if the length of stay is less than 90 days. In addition, citizens of Turkey and Macedonia can apply for a visa upon arrival at Taoyuan International Airport. For other nationals, you must make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months upon entry. They must also hold a confirmed return flight or ferry ticket and have a non-criminal record.
Things/Items Allowed into Taiwan
Taiwan allows passengers aged 20 or above to bring to 200 individual cigarettes or 500 grams of tobacco. Only 1 liter of alcohol is permitted. As for valuable items such as jewelry, laptops, and cameras, these must be declared on upon arrival.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Taiwan
・Antiquities and other culturally important items
・Local Currency New Taiwan Dollar – up to NT$60,000
・Renminbi/ Yuen (currency of People’s Republic of China) - up to 20,000
Things/Items Forbidden into Taiwan
・Firearms and Ammunition
・Publications propagating Communism
・Fresh, frozen, salted and boiled marine products
Taiwan Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Most popular dishes to eat in Taiwan?
A. If you have already booked a ticket to Taiwan then you may have already searched up what food is popular there. We first recommend Lurou fan, a braised pork rice. This dish is the most commonly eaten dish in Taiwan and is practically a daily staple. Next up, the ever popular bubble tea not only satisfies your sweet tooth but can be found virtually anywhere in cities such as Taipei. Lastly, the gua bao is a must eat if you are looking for something more filling. Gua bao is a Taiwan-style hamburger with braised pork belly and pickled cabbage stuffed between steamed buns.
Q. What is the best season to book your ticket to Taiwan?
A. By booking your ticket in the winter, you will be able to experience Taiwan in cool climate and the temperature will range from 15 to 20 degrees in Celsius.
When booking your ticket for the summer, your experience will also be pleasant in the north. During these months, you can book your ticket to the watersports games and also book your ticket to numerous beaches in Taiwan.
Q. Is Taiwan a part of China?
A. No, Taiwan is an independent country. Taiwan has only been under China’s control for four years during this century.
Taiwan - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights toTaoyuan International Airport・Narita International Airport
・Hong Kong International Airport
・Dubai International Airport
・Istanbul Atatürk Airport
・San Francisco International Airport
Airports handling direct flights toTaipei Songshan Airport・Haneda Airport
・Fuzhou Changle International Airport
・Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
・Gimpo International Airport
Airports handling direct flights toKaohsiung International Airport・Hong Kong International Airport
・Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
・Kuala Lumpur International Airport
・Narita International Airport
Airports handling direct flights toTaichung International Airport・Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
・Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
・Hong Kong International Airport
Flight Routes to Taiwan
Taiwan International Airport is the major hub serving the capital of Taiwan, Taipei. Major air routes and airlines fly to Taiwan and travelers can book direct flight air tickets to Taiwan. Direct flights can be booked from Hong Kong International Airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with China Airlines, Singapore Changi Airport and San Francisco International Airport with United Airlines. In addition, Taiwan is considered to be a major business center, therefore business travelers can enjoy extra services such as using the business travel center. This allows those on a business trip to park cars at the airport, have access to restricted zones, and conduct business meetings in the lounge area.