ACTO 2022 has been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic closely and will comply with the local measures at the Congress.
The travel restrictions and policy from the government have been changing in response to the
COVID-19 outbreak, the most updated policy can be found on the following websites:
1. Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2. Taiwan Centers for Disease Control
More information regarding the measurements will be updated on the official website and all
registered delegates will be informed accordingly closer to the meeting date.
Taiwan's culture is fine and diverse. At each corner, one can find some unique stories and local
sentiments to enjoy. You are cordially to travel in Taiwan and discover people's lifestyles. The
beautiful island has many off-the-beaten-track destinations to offer. Why not savor Taiwan's
culture and nature and meet our hospitable locals! Friendly, wise, and full of wonderful
experiences – Taiwan cordially awaits you!
Taiwan enjoys a subtropical climate with warm weather all year round.
Taiwan is extremely suitable for traveling. It will be around 29-31 degrees
Celsius in August in Taipei.
Taipei is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Taiwan uses an electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles, appliances from
Europe, Australia or South-East Asia will need an adaptor or transformer.
The official currency in Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). Foreign
currencies can be exchanged at government-designated banks and hotels.
Major credit cards such as American Express, Master Card, and Visa are
accepted and traveler's checks may be cashed at foreign-exchange banks,
some tourist-oriented businesses, and most international tourist hotels.
Tipping is not customary in Taipei, but some hotels and restaurants
automatically add a 10% service fee to the bill.
Tax / VAT
Foreign travelers who enter the R.O.C. with the following documents
and stay for no more than 183 days from the date of Arrival:
1. Passport of a country other than the R.O.C.
2. R.O.C. passport without personal ID No. recorded.
3. Travel documents.
4. Exit & Entry permit.
5. Temporary entry permit
Requirements for VAT 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. More Information
Ranked as one of the best universal health care systems in the world,
Taiwan prides itself as having over 99% of its population coverage to both
residents and nationals. Satisfaction rates have an approval rating of over
80% and there are many English-speaking doctors available for any health
The city is situated in a basin in northern Taiwan that was inhabited by aboriginal peoples until
settlers from China moved into the area about 300 years ago. Eastern Taipei was largely
underused fields until the nineteen-seventies when the city began to develop the area as a
financial and commercial district. Here, the modern face of Taipei shines through, with its glass
and steel skyscrapers, wide boulevards, and the world's tallest building, Taipei 101. Taipei also
boasts dozens of world-class performance venues, where you can enjoy world-class theater and
concert events. The city also offers a wide range of other diversions -- shopping malls, nightclubs,
live-music bars, quality hotels, and exotic restaurants.
National Palace Museum
The National Palace Museum houses the
world's largest collection of priceless Chinese art
treasures, one which spans China's nearly
5,000-year history. Most of the museum's over
600,000 art objects were part of the Chinese
imperial collection, which began over 1,000
years ago in the early Song dynasty.
Dadaocheng developed with shops and homes
rising along the Tamsui River. After Tamsui Port
opened, Dadaocheng became the main entrepot
in Taipei under the administration of Liu Mingchuan.
Yanping North Road and Guide Street
were at the center of commercial activity in the
district, and tea and cloth were the main items
traded during this colorful and memorable time
of years past in Dadaocheng. In recent years,
Dadaocheng Wharf has hosted major fireworks
festivals. There is also a bikeway by the wharf
for riverside cycling in scenic and historic
Shilin Night Market
The Shilin Night Market is one of the wellorganized
and most popular night markets. At
the Shilin Night Market, visitors can shop from
store to store and have a large selection of
clothes and accessories that they can bargain
for reasonable prices. Also, a lot of the foods
from Shilin Night Market are famous for their
local flavors and are only available at the Shilin
Night Market. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of
local food, including Sausage Wrapped in
Glutinous Rice, Stir-fried Squids, Oyster
Omelets, Shilin Super Size Sausages, and
Shilin Night Market
Xinyi is a one-of-a-kind tourism area in Taiwan.
Xinyi is also home to Taiwan's biggest bookstore
chain, Eslite and the international landmark
Taipei 101 building, Songshan Cultural and
Creative Park, an internationally-renowned
Michelin star restaurant, eye-catching buildings
and installation art, and the annual Taipei New
Year Eve Party all further add to the sparkle of
Xinyi District. From shopping, entertainment,
and delicious cuisine to art, culture, and
international MICE facilities, Xinyi District serves
up the best of Taiwan.
Yangmingshan National Park
Yangmingshan National Park is the only park in
Taiwan that has volcanic geography and hot
springs. The magnificent mountainous scenery
and comfortable weather have made
Yangmingshan National Park a perfect summer
resort. Total area of the park is 125 hectares,
designed in traditional Chinese style. The
natural beauty of the part has won it the
reputation as urban forest and the Taipei garden.
Taipei Grand Mosque
The Taipei Grand Mosque is a center of worship
for Taipei's Muslim community. Designed by the
renowned architect C.C. Yang, the mosque was
built in 1960 with funds donated from Taiwan and
Saudi Arabia. The main distinguishing feature of
the mosque is its enormous domed roof. The
dome is 15 meters high, 15 meters in diameter,
and is supported entirely without beams. The
mosque is adorned with handmade Persian rugs
and chandeliers presented by kings of countries
allied with Taiwan. The mosque also has two
minarets that rise impressively to over 20
meters. When visiting Taipei Grand Mosque,
please be sure to follow the mosque rules. Only
Muslims are allowed to enter the main prayer
hall and second-floor prayer hall for women.
Mass Rapid Transit System (MRT)
The MRT currently has six lines in operation. Tickets can be
purchased at automatic ticket machines in all MRT stations. A
"Single-journey Ticket" costs between NT$20 to NT$65
depending on distance. A NT$180 "Taipei one-day Pass"
purchased from a service booth will allow unlimited travel
among all MRT lines within one day. The MRT runs from 6 am
to 12 midnight seven days a week. Smoking, eating, drinking or
gum chewing are strictly prohibited on all MRT trains.
Travel Pass Discounted Ticket (One-Day, Multi-day Pass and more)
Joint Tickets (Taipei Metro & Taoyuan Airport MRT and more)
Taipei has a huge fleet of taxis. Charges are NT$70 for the first
1.25km and NT$5 for each additional 200 meters. An additional
NT$5 is charged for every two minutes of waiting, and a 20%
surcharge is added to fares between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. All
fares appear on the meter, except for a NT$10 charge for cabs
dispatched by phone and for each piece of luggage placed in
the taxi trunk. Tips are not required.
The Taipei Bike Sharing System is abbreviated as YouBike. It
uses an unmanned automated management system to provide
“A Leases and B Returns” 24- hour bike rental service, in hope
that the citizens will choose bikes as their short-distance transit
vehicles. You may rent a Youbike either as a Member or as a
Single rental user. Single Rental users can use Kiosks at each
station to rent a bike and use credit cards to pay usages fees.
The rate is NT$ 10 per 30 minutes within the first 4 hours, NT$
20 per 30 minutes between 4 to 8 hours, and NT$ 40 per 30
minutes exceeding 8 hours.
In Northern Taiwan, there are two main airports, Taoyuan International Airport
in Taoyuan city and Taipei Songshan Airport
in Taipei city. There are 60 international airline companies with flights to Taiwan. To be eco-friendly to our environments, we'd like to invite you to have your trips with these airlines which take part in Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) or other similar projects. Cathay Pacific, Cathay Dragon, China Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, United Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Emirates Airlines.