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Last verified: Monday, 19. August 2019 at 07:23 AM

Taiwan Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon Travelling Taiwan is (relatively) safe

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Local Situation: 1.7 / 5

Travelling Taiwan is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 1.7 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Taiwan from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 1.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in Taiwan.  Read the Safety and Security section on the information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/taiwan-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade promotion advises Maltese travellers that a powerful typhoon will hit Taiwan later on Thursday, bringing the risk of landslides and high seas after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck the island. Typhoon Lekima, categorised at the strongest typhoon level by Taiwan’s weather bureau, was expected to approach off the ...

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Ön är ett tryggt resemål, mycket få brott mot utlänningar.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/TW

History of rating changes

This is the change history of the risk assessment of Taiwan.

Changes from August 9th 2019

The total rating for Taiwan changed from 1.3 to 1.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Maltese government increased their existing warning for Taiwan to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

About Taiwan

Taiwan with its capital Taipei is a country in Asia (Eastern Asia), slightly smaller than Maryland and Delaware combined (35,980 km²). The country is located Eastern Asia, islands bordering the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, South China Sea, and Taiwan Strait, north of the Philippines, off the southeastern coast of China. The climate can be described as tropical; marine; rainy season during southwest monsoon (June to August); cloudiness is persistent and extensive all year. The landscape is eastern two-thirds mostly rugged mountains; flat to gently rolling plains in west. With a population of about 22.89 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Taipei
Population about 22.89 million
Size 35.980 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Maryland and Delaware combined
Common languages Hausa, Nauru, Chinese
Currency Dollar (short: TWD)
Common voltage (electricity) 110V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +886
Internet Top Level Domain .tw
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 TW
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 TWN
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 158

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Taiwan is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution
  • contamination of drinking water supplies
  • low-level radioactive waste disposal
  • raw sewage
  • trade in endangered species
  • water pollution from industrial emissions

Natural hazzards

  • earthquakes
  • Kueishantao Island (401 m), east of Taiwan, is its only historically active volcano, although it has not erupted in centuries
  • typhoons

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Taiwan. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. cement
  2. chemicals
  3. communications
  4. consumer products
  5. electronics
  6. food processing
  7. information technology products
  8. iron
  9. machinery
  10. petroleum refining

Agriculture products

  1. fish
  2. flowers
  3. fruit
  4. pigs
  5. poultry
  6. rice
  7. tea
  8. vegetables

Taiwan Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Taiwan.

Export products

  1. automobile/auto parts
  2. computers
  3. electronics
  4. flat display displays
  5. petrochemicals
  6. plastics
  7. semiconductors
  8. ships
  9. steel
  10. wireless communication equipment

Import products

  1. automobiles
  2. coal
  3. computers
  4. fine chemicals
  5. natural gas
  6. oil/petroleum
  7. semiconductors
  8. steel
  9. textiles
  10. wireless communication equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Taiwan?

Taiwan is currently rated at 1,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. Travelling Taiwan is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Taiwan in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Taiwan.

How many travel advisories do you know for Taiwan?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 3 individual sources for Taiwan.

What is the size of Taiwan?

Taiwan has a size of 35,980 km² or 13,892 mi² which is slightly smaller than Maryland and Delaware combined.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.