Arriving in Taiwan visa-free next Saturday from Australia - (return) tickets booked, quarantine hotel booked but no SIM card. I want to make sure I’ve completed all necessary forms before I arrive, and hopefully this post will help the inevitable wave of people asking similar things since the announcement of visa-free entry.
I’ve read that the form Quarantine System for Entry should be completed within 48 hours of departure, but I will need a SIM card to complete it?
You do NOT need a Taiwan SIM to complete the Quarantine System for Entry.
When you arrive there’ll be nearly a dozen happy Chunghwa Telecom workers panting to take your credit card and score another 30-day customer with an all-you-can-eat data download SIM card.
After you get off the Aircraft and before you get to Immigration etc, you will be faced with 2 lines - 1 for those with a Taiwan SIM Card in their phone, and which was recorded when they filled out the form before departure … and another for those who dont have one, and left the phone no box blank, in which case you get directed to a separate line where you part with some money to buy one. Just means it takes longer, depending on how many others arrived at that time.
Assuming you arrive in the pre-dawn hours, the line wont take long.
Has anyone recently arrived at TPE airport and knows how much 30 days unlimited Chungwha 4g SIM card costs and if they also allow unlimited roaming, since I would basically only use it for roaming/working (home internet is slow and for 2 months I don’t wanna buy any fiber).
Also is there any possibility to check a providers network speed within an apartment, without actually being there?
I’m certain the answer is no, but maybe chungwha has a better/worse network coverage than the others? Does it depend on the location? The apt is around Shuanglian MRT.