Time Zone
Taiwan is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).
Dialing Code
International Regional Code: +886 2 (Taipei)
Electricity
Taiwan uses electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles.
Water
Drinking water served at hotels and restaurants is distilled or boiled. Tap water is suggested to be boiled before drinking.
Climate
4 seasons in Taiwan
March, April, May (16°C~25°C)
June, July, August (24°C~36°C)
September, October, November (16°C~31°C)
December, January, February (14°C~22°C)
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Currency
The monetary unit is the New Taiwan Dollar (NTD). The exchange rate is approximately USD 1 to NTD 30 (as of February 2020). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the airport, government-designated banks and hotels.
New Taiwan Dollar
Different types of New Taiwan dollars. $2,000 . $1,000 . $500 . $200 . $100 . Coins : $50 . $10 . $5 . $1
Credit Card
Major credit cards such as Master Card, Visa, JCB, Union Pay and American Express are accepted.
Tipping
Tipping generally isn’t very common in Taiwan though it is appreciated. Most restaurants add a 10% service charge.
Tax Refund
Foreign travelers, with the entry document, who make purchases of at least NT$2,000 on the same day from the same designated stores with the "Taiwan Tax Refund"-label are eligible to request the "Application Form for VAT Refund." To claim the refund, they must apply at the port of their departure from the R.O.C. within 90 days following the date of purchase, and they must take the purchased goods out of the country with them.
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