Four things to know before picking up stimulus vouchers

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TAIPEI (The China Post) — As the sale of “Triple Stimulus Vouchers” goes live in all post offices in Taiwan starting July 15, it is expected that there will be a long queue for the next few days.

According to the Chunghwa Post (中華郵政), those with an ID number ending with an odd number can purchase the vouchers on Wednesday.

You must bring a health insurance card and pay NT$1,000 in cash. If you are picking up the vouchers for someone else need to also present the ID of the trustee.

Before collecting the vouchers, you can use the digital map of the official website of the Triple Stimulus Vouchers to check the inventory of post offices.

You can also make an appointment beforehand to collect the ticket via a phone call or the internet.

The Chunghwa Post announced that they will start adjusting their operation procedures and additional services starting July 15.

To avoid crowds and queues, those with an ID ending in an odd number will purchase their vouchers on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while those whose ID numbers end in an even number can purchase on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.

Every citizen, including those who are picking up vouchers for others, can get up to 5 sets of vouchers, and the period of distribution ends on December 31.

On July 18 and July 25 (Saturdays), all 1,269 post offices (excluding 30 post offices within government agencies and schools) will be open for the whole day.

In addition, the Chunghwa Post also provides a service starting July 20, where people can reserve beforehand to purchase and pick up the vouchers at a specific time.

Those who do so need only go to the post office on the day and show their pre-order number to buy the vouchers.