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£»Purchase your airline ticket. Be noted that your flight arrives in Taiwan on July 8th and returns on
   July 22nd.
£»Make sure that all the flight details are correct and you understand the meaning of code-share
    flights.
£»Confirm your flight at least 72 hours prior to departure.
£»Inform NTCU about your flight information.
£»Note down the pickup between 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm Taiwan time provided by NTCU.

£»Be sure you have a current passport with validity of at least six months after entering Taiwan .
    Thus, you can be granted Visa-Exempt Entry for 30 days. However, it is not extendable. For
    more information, please check out the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan).
    If in doubt about any aspect, please contact the relevant authorities.

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£»Photocopy your airline ticket, passport, credit cards, traveler's checks. Pack one copy in carry-
    on luggage and leave one copy at home with a relative or friend.
£»Bring your bank details in case that you need to contact your branch in the U.S.A. about missing
    or stolen credit card.

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£»Organize your travel and medical insurance. NTCU will provide you with travel insurance, which
    also includes coverage for accident medical expenses. However, for more complete safety,
    please also arrange your own travel and medical insurance before your departure.
£»Please note that the insurance provided by NTCU only covers your stay in Taiwan. The
    to-and-fro flights between the U.S.A. and Taiwan are not in coverage.

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£»Organize your spending money. Please have adequate spending money in accordance with
    your personal consuming habit. US$ 150 at least per week is an approximate estimation.
    However, if you plan to do more shopping or extra activities, the total amount will be increased 
    and vary.
£»Check out the latest exchange rates such as useful websites Currency Converter , XE.
£»Have sufficient NT dollar on arrival. Or, you can have NT dollar exchange at the bank of CKS
    Airport (International Taoyuan Airport) arrival hall
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£»Taiwanese bank bill denominations are $2,000, $1,000, $500, 200, and 100 and coins are
    $50, $10, $5 and $1.
£»Be noted that credit cards can be used in most shops in Taiwan . However, some still don't
    accept credit cards.

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£»Organize what to pack

   
Clothing ”V Most Taiwanese people in summer dress casually such as T-shirts, loose shirts or
                       blouses, shorts or lightweight trousers with sandals. The weather can be hot and 
                       humid. 
   
    Personal items ”V The following items may be useful for you.

  • traveler's alarm clock
  • travel toiletry bag/groomer/kit
  • bath towel
  • compact umbrella
  • prescriptions for medication
  • sports gear
  • cosmetics
  • batteries
  • camera
  • sun glasses
  • padlock for luggage
  • address book with contact details of family, friends (also write down the address of your home country's embassy in Taiwan )
  • bring spare passport photos in case
  • other favorite personal items
  • ISIC card
  • contact lenses (extra pair)
  • film
  • money belt
  • photos of family
  • travel size hygiene products
  • tissue packets

£»Check out the Central Weather Bureau website to give you a clearer picture about Taiwan 's 
    weather.
£»Please note that you must not pack any sharp objects such as knives, scissors in your carry-on
    luggage on the plane.
£»Electronic goods ”V Taiwan has 110 volt, AC 60 Hz. A two-pin plug is mostly used in sockets
    albeit a three-plug for can be found here as well here.
£»Pack your most personal and valuable items in your carry-on bag to minimize loss if your
    luggage is misplaced.
£»Be aware of stricter travel requirements owing to terrorist threats since September 2001.

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