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Why does there seem to be an extreme lack of public trashcans in Taiwan?

Taiwan's policy, related to trash, is that you are expected to take your trash home and dispose of it properly, that is, using the correct bin for separate collection of different types of trash. This ...
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I overstayed and was deported from Taiwan, how long am I now banned for?

Looks to me like you're in for a 3 year ban, but you better check that yourself and take a look at the paperwork you got. This law firm has been so nice to provide a translation of the "Operation ...
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How can I know ahead of time whether the Taiwanese immigration and airline flying there will accept my passport?

It really depends. Airline checkin agents are overcautious as in remote case of you being denied, Airline have to pay the fine. From talking to a checkin agent, if the fault is the agent's, the fine ...
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Is there any kind of monument or marker for the Tropic of Cancer along the coast on the east side of Taiwan?

I think what you're looking for is Jing Pu Tropic of Cancer landmark. It's located just off route 11 and is marked on Google Maps as a landmark.
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Consequences of Overstaying visa in Taiwan

Taiwan currently has an amnesty program for foreign nationals who want to overstay their visas. "Under the program, there will be no mandatory detention, while the maximum penalty will be NT$2,000 (...
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Is the tapwater fit to drink throughout Taiwan?

Here's my understanding from reading this reddit thread (how much more authoritative can you get?), looking at the Taipei Water Department website, and talking to an Airbnb host in the city: Tap ...
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What exactly is "Fuxing / Shuttle"?

Short answer: Fuxing and Shuttle are two specific service classes on the Taiwan Railways. They refer to semi-express and local trains respectively. The numbers are TrainCode, which identify the train ...
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Can a U.S. Transit Visa allow a stay of up to 29 days or can a US Tourist Visa application be done from a country other than that of your citizenship?

The reason there is no US embassy in Taiwan is because the US does not recognise the Republic of China (the government of Taiwan) as the legitimate government of China - it recognises the People's ...
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Can a British citizen travel from mainland China to Taiwan as a temporary resident of China without a special permit?

I'm a native PRC citizen. I'm pretty sure that "all residents of China" refers to PRC citizens here, and the "special permit" means "Exit-Entry Permit for Travelling to and ...
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Does Taiwan have thrift stores? How to find them?

Individuals in any place always are different, but Japanese culture long has embraced collecting. When combined with the prolonged economic slump in the 1990s, this strengthened a willing market of ...
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Transportation card in Taiwan

In my (limited) tourist experience, unless you want to ride a C-bike in Kaohsiung, you can stick with the Easycard bought at Taoyuan airport's MRT station for all of your (public, local) ...
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Does the taxi waiting time impact the taxi fare when taking a taxi from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)'s taxi stand?

Yes, it does. Though: The waiting time refers to the time the taxi spent waiting (or moving very slowly) in traffic and lights (after the flag is down), but not the time it wait for the passengers to ...
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Do any of the convenience store chains in Taiwan offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes! As of 2023, 7-Eleven now has a 1-click free Wi-Fi called "ibon" in the vast majority of locations. Some few Hi-Life locations have a free Wi-Fi called "HiShow", but not many ...
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Where can "public showers" be found in Taiwan?

This will be very difficult, I think, if you want an actual shower rather than a wash. Some suggestions would be: Find a local swimming pool (these are not common outside big cities); pay for ...
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The literacy rate of Mandarin/Simplified Chinese in Taipei?

I am Taiwanese. For the younger people and middle-age, it's okay to use simplified Chinese, but for older people, I am not sure if they understand or not. I also think it's okay to use simplified ...
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Is there any printer at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) that airline passengers can use?

There are a couple businesses within Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport that provide printing / photocopying service. 7-eleven / ibon Kiosk in Terminal 1 The 7-eleven in Terminal 1 (B1) has two ibon ...
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Can you leave Taiwan airport after going through international security?

Airports have procedures in place for cases like this (because this can happen in legitimate situations), but they usually don’t like it and may give you a hard time, and likewise for immigration ...
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Is it customary to tip medical doctors in Taiwan with expensive bottles of liquor?

Although I am not familiar with Taiwan, I have heard of similar practices in European countries as well. You may call it a 'tip', but I would rather call it a bribe. Even if you, or some sort of ...
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Xiamen 10-hour layover questions

You're eligible for 24-hour transit without a visa (TWOV). You just need to present your passport and Immigration form. Queuing up can take a while - it certainly did day before yesterday when we ...
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Where can "public showers" be found in Taiwan?

Where I have been staying for over a week now on the east coast, Dulan village, Donghe township, Taitung county, the police station basically has a full camping setup intended for cyclists. It ...
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Can a Chinese citizen living in Europe go to Taiwan?

The suspension only concerns the issuance of the Two-way Travel Pass to Taiwan with G endorsement (private tourism) for Mainland residents (including those abroad on tourist visas, but not for people ...
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How to answer previous travel question on Chinese COVA application?

You only need to check Yes for the question "Have you ever been to China?" asked before this question. Other countries and regions here exclude territories considered to be China, including ...
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If I am removed from a country, do I have a choice of what country I am sent to?

To start by answering the question you asked, most countries that deport you will do it to a country of their choice. You may ask to be sent to somewhere specific, but they may or may not do that. ...
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Is it possible for an Australian citizen to get a visa for Vietnam while in Taiwan?

For visits of under 30 days, you can now apply online. Vietnam provides e-visas to citizens of 80 countries, Australia being one of them, if you travel by air. You simply apply online and pay a fee ...
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Does the USA Coronavirus 2019-nCoV travel ban in China include Taiwan?

The current Corona Virus related travel bans affect mainland China only, NOT including Hong Kong and Taiwan. For the purposes of travel advice, the Department Of State treats China, Hong Kong and ...
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Can I bring back electronic components from Taiwan?

Unless these products are under Taiwanese export restrictions, there's no issue on that side. In France, if you are over 15 landing in France from outside the EU, your duty-free allowance is 430€. ...
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Can a U.S. Transit Visa allow a stay of up to 29 days or can a US Tourist Visa application be done from a country other than that of your citizenship?

According to official US information (https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/taiwan.html), the American Institute in Taipei performs "consular services similar to those at embassies". ...
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How can a citizen of Mainland China visit Taiwan?

You can't get a visa per se, since Taiwan, ROC and China are considered by both governments to be the same country, but you may be able to get an entry permit (which, of course, is a defacto visa). ...
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Taiwan tourist visa for Pakistani citizen

How to apply Taiwan has an online visa application system which lists Pakistan in the citizenship menu. They'll ask you where you want to apply for your visa, this means where you'll go for an ...
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Is free / wild camping legal or tolerated on Kinmen and Matsu islands?

This one took more than a bit of research and emails (and google translate). Taiwan oversees both, these strings of islands, are administered separately, Kinmen/Jīnmén 金門 by Kinmen County, Matsu/Mǎzǔ ...
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