Country Information


Immigration Requirement : Not required by nationals (provided they have no criminal record, have a confirmed return air ticket. Passport valid for at least six months required by all nationals.

Currency :
New Taiwan Dollar (TWD; symbol NT$) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of NT$TWD2,000, 1,000, 500, 200 and 100. Coins are in denominations of NT$50, 20, 10, 5 and 1. (For current exchange rate, please click Money Converter for detailed information)

Voltage use :
Voltage: 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada are 110-120 Volts)

Weather :
A subtropical climate with moderate temperatures in the north, where there is a winter season. The southern areas, where temperatures are slightly higher, enjoy sunshine every day, and there is no winter season. The typhoon season is from June to October.

Language :
The official language of Taiwan is Mandarin Chinese, commonly referred to as guoyu ('national language'). However, the native Taiwanese tongue, alternatively called taiyu or minnan hua, is still widely spoken as a first language by the island's dominant ethnic group, which originally hails from China's southern Fujian province.