US State Dept Travel Advisory
The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens Reconsider Travel to Taiwan due to COVID-19-related restrictions. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in Taiwan.
US citizens should make sure their passport is valid at the date of their entering the country and during the length of their entire visit. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required for stays under than 90 days.
the US does not have an embassy in Taiwan; commercial and cultural relations with the people of Taiwan are maintained through an unofficial instrumentality, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), a private nonprofit corporation that performs citizen and consular services; telephone  7-335-5006; FAX  7-338-0551; American Institute in Taiwan, Tel: (+886) (02) 2162-2000; No. 100, Jinhu Road, Neihu District 11461, Taipei City, Taiwan; TaipeiACS@state.gov; https://www.ait.org.tw/
Local Emergency Phone
Ambulance: 119; Fire: 119; Police: 110
Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends travelers to Taiwan be vaccinated against Hepatitis A. See WHO recommendations.
Tropical; marine; rainy season during southwest monsoon (June to August); persistent and extensive cloudiness all year
New Taiwan dollars (TWD)
110 V / 60 Hz / plug types(s): A, B
Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese (Min Nan), Hakka dialects, approximately 16 indigenous languages
Buddhist 35.3%, Taoist 33.2%, Christian 3.9%, folk (includes Confucian) approximately 10%
UTC+8 (13 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Opt for bottled water
International Driving Permit
Road Driving Side
Taipei (includes Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple, National Palace Museum, Shilin Night Market); Yangmingshan National Park; Chimei Museum; Kenting Street; Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Baseball, soccer, basketball, golf, softball
Giving scissors, knives, or other cutting utensils as a gift traditionally indicates that you want to sever a relationship.
A service charge of 10-15% is typically added in restaurants. Taxis do not require a tip.
Jade jewelry and other jade items; coral, agate, and other precious stone jewelry and decorative items; bamboo items; hand-tailored clothing; Seagrass items; glass figurines; ceramics/pottery; Chinese musical instruments; traditional dolls in costumes; hand-painted palace lanterns; lacquerware; teak furniture; replica antiques; teas; beauty products
Beef Noodle Soup — a soup made with beef, broth, vegetables, noodles, and spices and often served with seaweed and braised dried tofu
Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.
World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.
US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.
To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)
How to get help in an emergency?
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444
Page last updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2022