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  • The country of Taiwan became a democracy in the early years of the 1990s. Since then, political demonstrations have been pretty common during the time of elections in the country.
  • Foreign nationals should steer clear of such demonstrations as there could a small degree of violence involved too.
  • Several prostitution centres are run throughout Taiwan under the disguise of nightclubs and hair parlours. These centres are often run by criminals and thus, you should avoid these areas.
  • Theft is common is crowded areas such as airports, tourist markets, train stations and also on public transportation. Foreigners should keep their belongings safe.
  • Keep copies of important documents such as the passport and visa in a safe place.
  • During the months from May to November, the risk of floods and landslides increases due to tropical storms.


Emergency contact numbers in Taiwan:

  • Police contact number in Taiwan: 110
  • Ambulance number in Taiwan: 119
  • Fire brigade number in Taiwan: 119


NOTE: Please refer to trusted sources of news in Taiwan and consult travel agents for latest and updated information before visiting Taiwan.

Also Read: Health tips to consider while visiting Taiwan

Last update on February 2, 3:48 pm by Nidhi S.