The Taiwanese government’s NT$5000 (around HK$1250) giveaway to solo tourists officially began on Monday, May 1, with transportation officials announcing exact details of how the lucky draw mechanism works on the same day.

Minister of Transportation, Wang Kwo-tsai, specified that individual travellers with any passport other than the Taiwan passport staying in the country for 3 to 90 days can log onto the website to register up to a week before arriving. This enters their name in a lucky draw to win spending money or hotel discounts.

This lucky draw campaign aimed at upping incoming tourism will go on until June 30, 2025 with a designated number of vouchers available each year.

YearNumber of available vouchers (worth NT$5,000)
2023250,000
2024150,000
2025100,000

How to enter the NT$5,000 lucky draw

Go onto the official website within 1-7 days before your flight is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan to fill in your personal details and information about when you’ll arrive and depart from the country. You must be flying into Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei Songshan Airport, Kaohsiung International Airport, or Taichung International Airport.

At this point, you can choose between receiving an e-voucher for miscellaneous spending (on EasyCard or All-in-One card) or accommodation discount voucher (which will come in the form of five NT$1,000 coupons), both with NT$5,000 value. Then, you’ll receive a lucky draw QR code.

The actual lucky draw happens once in Taiwan. You’ll be able to see if you’ve won a voucher on a lottery screen in the airport arrival hall. If you have won, you just need to show your passport, entry stamp, boarding pass, and proof of your round-trip ticket to redeem the prize.

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Header image credits: Taiwan Tourism Bureau

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