Taiwan travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Taiwan with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Taiwan.

Taiwan travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Taiwan with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Taiwan - quick facts
Time difference UK +8 hours
Language(s) Chinese
Currency New Taiwan Dollar
Electricity A + B plug (110V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

Why visit Taiwan?

Considering a holiday to the Taiwan? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for culture or nature to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Culture vultures
  • Nature lovers - nature & wildlife
  • Night owls - nightlife

Taiwan tourist information

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Taiwan weather

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Taiwan travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Taiwan from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Taiwan.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Taiwan travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Taiwan with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Taiwan, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Taiwan covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Taiwan with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Taiwan travel features

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Taiwan FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Taiwan including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Taiwan due to Covid-19?

Taiwan is open for tourism from the UK.

Numerous self-administered tests required during 7 days of semi isolation.

Check out Ministry of Health & Welfare, Taiwan for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Taiwan?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Taiwan. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Taiwan and the UK?

The time difference between Taiwan and the UK is UK time+8 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Taiwan?

The main language spoken in Taiwan is Chinese.

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What is the currency in Taiwan?

The currency in Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (TWD).

Which plugs are used in Taiwan?

Taiwan uses electrical plug type A + B (110 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Taiwan?

They drive on the right side of the road in Taiwan.

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Do you need a visa for Taiwan?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Taiwan.

Check Taiwan visa requirements for all passport holders with VisaHQ* and iVisa.com*.

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