Visiting Taiwan

General Information

Taiwan lies at the heart of Asia. Many airlines fly here making it a perfect travel destination. Taiwan is a quality MICE destination, high-quality human resources, and technology-intensive industrial sectors. With natural sceneries, convenient transportation and delicious cuisine, Taiwan will guarantee an enjoyably journey.


Mandarin is the official language. English is spoken quite extensively.


Taipei enjoys warm weather all year round and is extremely suitable for travelling. The average temperature in March is 26.0 Celsius degrees. For more weather information, please visit Central Weather Bureau.

Time Zone

Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


The currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the banks, airport and hotels. Payment by major credit card is accepted almost everywhere around Taiwan.


Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Many buildings also have 220-volt sockets.
Visitors with appliances of different voltages are urged to bring adapters with them.

Exchange rates

The New Taiwan Dollar (NT$) is the currency used today in Taiwan. The exchange rate is around US$1 to NT$27.5. hey come in the forms of bills and coins. Foreign currency exchanges are easily available at the airport. banks, hotels and large department stores. For up to date exchange rates, travelers please visit the currency website.

Tipping & Tax

Sales tax is included in the listed price in Taiwan. Tipping is not customary in Taiwan, but some hotels and restaurants automatically add a 10% service fee to the bill.

Telephone & Wi-Fi

Public telephones are easy to find in Taipei. Free public Wi-Fi service is available across Taipei city both indoors and outdoors. The SSID of Wi-Fi access is TPE-Free. Visitors who wish to use the service can create an account with valid passport or entry permit at tourist information centers at Taipei included Taipei Main Station and Songshan Airport. To check the free public Wi-Fi service in Taipei, please click here.

Useful Phone Numbers
Emergency Services  
Ambulance and Fire 119
Police 110
Foreign Affairs Department of the National Police Administration +886-[0]2-2394-5900
Foreign Affairs Division, Taipei Police Headquarters +886-[0]2-2831-7475
Directory Assistance  
Local Call 104
Long Distance Call 105
English Speaking Directory Assistance 106
International Operator 100
Tourist and Trade Services  
Tourism Information Hotline +886-[0]2-2717-3737
Taiwan Visitors Association +886-[0]2-2594-3261
Ministry of Foreign Affairs +886-[0]2-2348-2999
General Inquiry  
Weather Forecast 166
Time 117
Freeway Condition Information 168
Courier Services  
DHL +886-[0]2-2503-8378
Federal Express +886-[0]2-080-075-075
Dialing Code

International Regional Code: +886-2 (Taipei)


Drinking water served at hotels and restaurants is distilled or boiled. Tap water is suggested to be boiled before drinking.