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Taiwan is an island located to the west of China. The Philippines is located to the south of Taiwan and Japan to the northeast. Taiwan has one of the largest economies in the world and attracts tourists from all over with dramatic mountainous terrain, hot springs resorts and lively night markets.
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 air ticket or sea 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 your air ticket or sea ticket 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
Voice of Travelers to Taiwan
A fruitful business ticket for Taiwan
My trip to Taiwan started from Cairo International airport, as I booked my air ticket with Emirates Airlines from Cairo to Dubai, and from Dubai to Taiwan. The trip was quite lengthy (+12 hours) but the air ticket price was reasonable. The in-flight entertainment and the service on board was amazing.
It was a fruitful business trip to Taiwan, visiting the Secu Tech Expo, which hosts all the major factories in Taiwan. The expo related to specialized industries who manufacture security surveillance items, fire alarm, and CCTVs. Taiwan is a big business hub and the 22nd largest economy in the world. All types of products manufactured in Taiwan are unique and manufactured with high-quality standards. I booked my hotel near the center of Taipei, the Taipei 101, which is one of the tallest buildings in Taiwan. The hotel staff were friendly and confirmed my stay instantly. The country is also a major tourist destination and so I bought a ticket to the zoo to see pandas. Taiwan is truly an amazing country to explore.
6 day adventure in Taiwan
Taiwan is a country full of heritage, culture, and astonishing natural beauty. My 6 day trip to Taiwan was spectacular and remarkable; Taiwan offers cheap electronics, toys, and much more. I found that Taiwan a big manufacturing center, where you can buy the world’s most expensive goods for a cheaper price than other nations. If I had to write a review about Taiwan, I would want to write about the helpful people who live there. Everyone I met was cheerful and kind! Taiwan is full of surprises. By booking your ticket to this destination, you will surely experience a big green safe island which is cheap and with great people!
A ticket to Taipei 101 is a must!
The tower, Taipei 101, located in Taiwan is one of the world’s tallest buildings. For booking your ticket to this amazing attraction, you will need to go to the fifth floor. You will then be airlifted by a pressure-controlled elevator at 1010m per minute, which will take approximately 40 seconds from the ground floor to the 89th floor. The view from the top is spectacular and you will be able to take in the panoramic city view of Taipei. Also, you will receive an audio recording once on the tower which is recorded in English, French, and Traditional Chinese. This recording provides information on all attractions which can be seen from the top floor. No separate ticket purchase is required for the audio tour and it is part of your main ticket. By booking your ticket to Taiwan, you will have a chance to experience a fantastic landmark.
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 to Taoyuan International Airport ・Narita International Airport
・Hong Kong International Airport
・Dubai International Airport
・Istanbul Atatürk Airport
・San Francisco International Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Taipei Songshan Airport ・Haneda Airport
・Fuzhou Changle International Airport
・Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
・Gimpo International Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Kaohsiung International Airport ・Hong Kong International Airport
・Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
・Kuala Lumpur International Airport
・Narita International Airport
Airports handling direct flights to Taichung 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.