Before Arrival - Local General Information
|Airport Pick Up||Please arrange car pick up to and from airport.|
|Airport Tax||Airport tax is TWD300(Included in price of airline ticket.)|
|Business Hours||Government offices: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday. Banks: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Commercial firms: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.on weekdays. Malls: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
|Clothing||Taipei is not known for being stylish and the business traveler will not note any designer clothing on his counterparts at meetings. Casual dress is acceptable in many situations, especially during factory visits. Evenings events are more formal.|
|Currency||TWD (New Taiwan Dollars)|
|Custom Rules and Regulations||Tobacco Products: 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 450g
Alcoholic Beverages: 1 bottle of wine or spirits not exceeding 1,000cc per bottle.
Others: A reasonable quantity of perfume. Goods up to the value of NT$6,000.
|Entry Requirements||Visitors entering Taiwan under the 14-day visa waiver should ensure that their passport is valid for at least 6 months before entering. Those holding passports with less than 6 months validity will be refused entry by the Immigration Service. Most travelers, including diplomats, can apply for an entry visa good for two weeks on arrival at the airport. Citizens from mainland China require special entry visas. Citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Cuba and North Korea are not allowed into Taiwan.|
|Health Risks||Although air pollution was severe 10 years ago, it has improved recently and is not threatening to asthmatics; heat stroke in the summer is more likely. Dengue fever and malaria are most prevalent in the hot summer months (June and September), after the rainy season when mosquitoes are most abundant.|
|Language||Mandarin Chinese (official), Taiwanese (Min), Hakka dialects|
|Miscellaneous||The smuggling of narcotics carries the death penalty.|
|Name of Airport||Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport. Four transportation companies operate buses between CKS Airport and Taipei City. The NT$120 ride to the city covers a 40-km distance and takes one hour.|
|Tipping||It is standard to add 10 percent to restaurant and hotel bills. Give porters NT$50 per piece of luggage. It is not necessary to tip cab drivers|
|Useful Links||Taiwan -
Interactive Government Directory|
Nations Online - the countries of the world Taiwan
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|Useful Numbers||Police 110, Emergency assistance 119 |
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