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Taiwan bustles with attractive features, beautiful mountains, natural and private hot springs, famous night markets, amazing local cuisines, and wonderful people. These and many more are some of the reasons why Canadians love traveling to the East Asian nation.

Taiwan is the largest economy and most populous state that is not a member of the UN. The East Asian nation relates to Canada in terms of trade, science and technology, arts and culture, indigenous cooperation, education and youth exchanges, multilateral cooperation, to mention a few.

Due to its people-to-people ties with Canada, Taiwan is one of the largest communities of overseas Canadians in the world. As a matter of fact, there are over 200,000 people of Taiwan descent living in Canada and up to 60,000 Canadians in Taiwan.

No matter your reason for visiting Taiwan, you need to get the right Taiwan travel insurance. The right travel insurance will protect you and your loved ones against any form of uncertainty that may occur abroad.

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Basic Information About Taiwan

Some important information on Taiwan Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency New Taiwan dollar
Most common languages spoken Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese Mandarin, Standard Mandarin
Capital Taipei
Continent Asia
Population Approx. 23.58 million
Plug type Plug type A and B
Driving side Right-hand side
  • Spring - March to May
  • Summer - June to August
  • Autumn - September to November
  • Winter - December to February
Laws Local laws and customs

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Taiwan Security Measures for travelers

The decision to travel to Taiwan is your choice and you are also responsible for your personal safety abroad. However, we provide you credible information in our Travel Advice to help you to make well-informed decisions as regards traveling outside Canada.

Risk Level

Taiwan – Take normal security precautions

Entry / Exit requirements

Taiwan has the right to decide who enters or exits its borders and the Government of Canada cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet the entry or exit requirements for the country.

The information on this page was obtained from the Taiwanese authorities; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.


The type of passport you use for travel determines the entry requirements that apply to you. Check with the transportation company about passport requirements before you travel.

  • Regular Canadian Passport - Your Canadian passport is expected to be valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date you intend to leave Taiwan.
  • Passport for official travel - Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents - When traveling with a temporary passport or emergency travel documents, the applicable entry rules may differ. Check with the closest diplomatic mission for Taiwan before you leave.

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Taiwan Healthcare

Most hospitals in Taiwan are publicly owned but there are also privately-owned hospitals in the East Asian country. Furthermore, the healthcare facility and medical system in Taiwan is one of the most affordable, convenient and quality in the world. Some hospitals may require cash payment, so, you need to travel with enough money to cover potential costs and also the right Taiwan travel insurance for excellent coverage in case of medical emergencies.

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Taiwan Travel Insurance News

An Investigation Bureau from Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice indicates that three high-profile Taiwanese fugitives namely, Su Chen Tuan, Huang Po Chien, and Huang Li Hsiung, are believed to be in Canada.

The Ministry’s database of fugitives reveals that Su goes by the moniker Lady Nai Nai. The three are wanted by the Taipei District Prosecutor’s Office for their involvement in fraud and other cases.

A report by Focus Taiwan shows that the three fugitives shut down a cosmetic surgery clinic known as Ab Initio Medicina and defrauded clients, investors, and friends of about $42 million.

Su and Huang Po Chien departed from Taiwan to San Francisco through a flight they boarded on November 30, 2018, as confirmed by Taoyuan International Airport immigration officials and made their way across the Canadian border on January 5.

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