Taiwan Fact Sheet

Taipei city scape at night

This fact sheet is for Canadian nationals only. Please note if you are not a Canadian passport holder you will need to check with your relevant Country Embassy.

Travel AdviceTravel advice and advisories for Taiwan
EmbassyEmbassies and consulates | Taiwan (travel.gc.ca)
Entry RequirementsEntry & Exit Requirements - Taiwan
Visa InformationCheck if you need a Taiwan visa
Currency ConversionLive Exchange Rate: Canadian Dollar to Taiwan New Dollar
Cultural InsightsHofstede Country Comparison
Health InformationNaTHNaC - Taiwan (travelhealthpro.org.uk)
Solo Female TravelTaiwan Solo Female Travel Safety Tips and Advice (solofemaletravelers.club)
Gay Travel Indexgaytravelindex.pdf (gayguide.travel)

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Country Facts:

Capital cityTaipei
LanguageMandarin Chinese (official), Taiwanese (Min), Hakka dialects
CurrencyTaiwan New Dollar
Phone Code+886
Internet Code.tw
Time ZoneUTC+8
Drives onRight
Plug TypesType A, Type B
Drinking WaterNot safe to drink
Dominant ReligionMixture of Buddhist and Taoist 93%, Christian 4.5%, other 2.5%
Significant Dates

January 21- Feb 20 (depending on year) – Chinese New Year

October 11 – National Day