Climate

Temperatures during October in Taipei range from highs of 30°C (86°F) in the daytime to around 24°C (75°F) in the evening, with frequent rain showers. Delegates are advised to prepare accordingly.

Language

English is the most commonly used foreign language. Please be advised that drivers of public transport vehicles may speak only Mandarin Chinese or Taiwanese.

Tax, Service Fees and Tips

English is the most commonly used foreign language. Please be advised that drivers of public transport vehicles may speak only Mandarin Chinese or Taiwanese.

Insurance

Travel insurance is not included in the congress registration fees. Foreigners are highly recommended to purchase their preferred appropriate travel insurance following completion of congress registration, prior to arrival in Taiwan.

Electricity

Taiwan operates on an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles. Appliances from Europe, Australia, or South-East Asia will require an adaptor or transformer to be used. It’s worth noting that many buildings in Taiwan have sockets with 220 volts, primarily for the purpose of powering air conditioners.

Currency

The official currency of Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NTD), which is available in the following denominations:
Coins: $1, NTD 5, NTD 10, NTD 50
Notes: $100, $200, $500, $1000

Shops in Taiwan do not accept traveler’s cheques. Visitors holding traveler’s cheques can opt to have them converted into NTD denominations at any local bank.

Banking

Operating hours are weekdays (Monday to Friday), from 9:30 to 15:30. ATM machines may be found throughout Taipei.

The current USD to NTD exchange rate is approximately $1 is to $30. This may be subject to change over the next few months.

Foreign currencies can be exchanged at kiosks in any of the following establishments. Be advised to bring your passport for verification.

  • Airport
  • Bank
  • Government-authorized restaurants or department stores

Credit Cards

Major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, JCB, UnionPay etc.) are accepted in most shops, hotels, and restaurants.