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A small island off the coast of China, Taiwan is a destination known for its tropical temperatures and gorgeous landscapes. It boasts cultural attractions in its many beautiful cities as well as many stunning views in its many forests and national parks. This small but versatile island has something to offer to every type of traveler.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Taiwan. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Taiwan: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, and influenza.
Dengue and chikungunya are both present in Taiwan. The mosquito-borne infections pose a threat to travelers of all kinds. Make sure you bring repellent and netting for your trip.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
No, American citizens do not need a visa for Taiwan, provided you plan on staying for less than 90 days. You will need a passport that has one blank page and is valid up until the end of your stay. Proof of a return ticket or ticket for onward travel may be required.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Taiwan’s climate varies between subtropical and tropical. But, the whole country is likely to have high temperatures and a humid climate for much of the year. Summers can be excessively hot and humid, with heavy rainfall and even typhoons. November to April has milder weather and milder temperatures. This is the most popular time for tourism.
Taiwan is a country with minimal street crime as well as minimal violent crime. It’s always smart to be aware of your surroundings and be cautious with your belongings. But, very few visitors to Taiwan will be the victims of crime.
The most dangerous events in Taiwan are typhoons that occur in the humid summer months. Earthquakes can also cause hazardous situations. Pay attention to any local natural disaster warnings.
Most visitors will visit Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan. But few travel out to Kaohsiung, a vibrant city located on the southwestern coast of the island. Kaohsiung is Taiwan’s largest port city, and it offers all the attractions of a busy, bustling city with cultural and historical jewels.
Some of the most well-known attractions in Kaohsiung are the Dragon and Tiger Pagodas. The largest Confucian temple in Taiwan is also nearby.
If you want to experience the natural beauty of Taiwan, only an hour and a half drive from Kaohsiung is the Maolin National Scenic Area. This region has stunning forests, gorges, and waterfalls.
Many American brands of goods and clothing are available in Taiwan, but it’s still a good idea to be prepared. When going to Taiwan, it’s always important to pack the essentials, such as:
All Americans visiting Taiwan should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Taiwan, the information for the U.S. consular services is:
The American Institute in Taipei, Taiwan
3rd Floor, Consular Section
#7, Lane 134, Hsin Yi Road, Section 3
Taipei, 106 Taiwan
Telephone: +(886) 2-2162-2000 ext. 2306
Emergency Telephone: +(886) 2-2162-2000
Fax: +(886) 2-2162-2239
The United States maintains an unofficial relationship with Taiwan. The American Institute provides many of the same services as an embassy would.
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