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Passport/Visa

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 program is continuously updated, and varying periods of stay are allowed to different nationalities (consult the Taiwan Consular Affairs website for current information). Nationals of other countries will need to apply for a visa; individual requirements vary by nationality.
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Airport

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 at bus counters. There is also the bus number 5201 that runs between the airport and to Taipei City every 15-20 minutes. Further routes available. www.taiwanbus.tw The most efficient transport from the airport to Taipei is the high-speed train, which takes around 22 minutes. Frequent shuttle busses (leave every 15-20 minutes) transport passengers between the high speed train station and the airport from 06.20 to 23:15. Tickets must be purchased ahead for each journey. Tickets are sold at the Taoyuan Airport: UBUS service counters at Arrivals Lobby of Terminals 1 and 2. www.thsrc.com.tw At the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport taxis are located at the north side of the Terminal 1's Arrivals Lobby and the south side of the Terminal 2's Arrivals Lobby. Taxi fare is based on the meter plus a 15% surcharge.
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Public Transport

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 stations and convenience stores. Hours 06:00-24.00. The bus network in Taipei is frequent and efficient. There are several bus lines operating around the city and most of them have English signs. At the bus stop make sure to flag the bus down when you see it. Easy Card is accepted by all busses. Main transfer hub is Taipei main Station and operating hours for the busses are 05.30-23.00.
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