Taiwan destination information

All you need to know before visiting Taiwan

Taiwan summary

Taiwan is a small country with around 24M Taiwanese. Official language is Chinese. Taiwan uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+08:00. Currency used in Taiwan is New Taiwan dollar (TWD).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 150
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 67

ATMs in Taiwan are . Internet speed in Taiwan is on average 12.9 Mbps. In Taiwan you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ New Taipei
🗣️ Chinese
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 24M ☀️ ~20 °C 🌧 ~165 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 36k km2 (14k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Taiwan uses 110V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

Languages 🗣️

  • Chinese


Currency 💱

1 TWD = 0.03 USD

Taiwan uses the New Taiwan dollar (symbol: $), code TWD.Banknotes come in denominations of 2000, 1000, 500, 200 and 100 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 dollars.

ATM 🏧🏦

Tipping 💁🏽

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Taiwan. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Roaming 🌐

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Taiwan, dial +, then 886 (the country code for Taiwan), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Taiwan, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .

international: + 886 2 1234567
calling local: 02 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Taiwan is on average 12.9 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Taiwan is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

SIM Card #️⃣


Rules 🚗

In Taiwan you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-110 km/h (62-68 mph) on motorways, 100-110 km/h (62-68 mph) on expressways, 40-60 km/h (24-37 mph) in all built-up areas and 50-80 km/h (31-49 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

Countries nearby Taiwan

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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LGBT Destination info

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Taiwanese embassies

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