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Nationals of many countries are eligible for a visa exemption program, provided they fulfil a number of requirements: passport validity for at least 6 months following the date of entry, along with a confirmed return ticket or confirmed ticket to the following destination. The list of countries whose nationals are eligible for the visa exemption…
Best Time to Visit
To avoid the hot and humid temperatures of the summer, it's best a trip to Taipei (and more generally, Taiwan) is planned for either autumn (October - November), or March - April. It can get crowded around Chinese New Year (February), as many come for the festivities.
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is located 40 km southwest of Taipei. There are several busses to choose from between the airport and Taipei. The bus number 1819 goes to Taipei Main Station and the journey time is 55 minutes. It departs from the airport every 15-20 minutes between 05.40-01.30 (03.00 additional departure). Tickets are sold…
Subway (MRT) is easy and fast to use around the city. You can buy your ticket from the machines located in every MRT station (coins and bills are accepted). MRT day passes (TaipeiPass) without limits on journeys, distance and can be used on all routes. You can also get the transportation card EasyCard at any…
Toll Free Taxi Hotline: 0800-055850. Taiwan Taxi www.taiwantaxi.com.tw Service hotline: 55688 by cell phone 405-88-888 by pay phone Taipei Taxi Service www.taipei-taxi.com +886 935 998 959
Taipei's central post office is located south of the train station. There is another post office in the station itself. Red post boxes are for international mail, green - for local postings.
There are many pharmacies throughout Taipei: Healthcare Franchise No. 133 Déxíng East Road, Shihlin District, Taipei City +886 2 8866 2055 www.prohealthcare.com.tw Opening hours: 9.00 - 22.00 Far Drugstore Nanjing West Road, Datong District, Taipei City +886 2 2559 4835 Opening hours: 09.00 - 20.00 www.yeschain.com.tw For all off-hours’ emergencies contact: National Taiwan University Hospital