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Travel information about Taiwan

Taiwan also known as “Formosa” is a state located in East Asia. It’s well populated and large economy but not a member of the United Nations. The population is 23.55 million as of 2017 and the total area is 35,980km², water is 3,720km², and land is 32,260km² where mountainous in the east and gently sloping plains in the west. Eastern mountains are forested and home to various wildlife.

Capital city of Taiwan: Taipei

Closest neighbors to Taiwan: Neighboring countries are China at the west, Japan on the northeast and Philippines at the south.

Best times to visit Taiwan: Taiwan is in a subtropical climate so four seasons in Taipei aren’t visible. Better visit during fall where daytime and nighttime temperature is the same from September to November. Summer from June to August is very hot and humid and be ready to sweat a lot.

How to get to Taiwan: If you are from the US, it would take you 16 hours from New York to Taiwan. It will take 14 hours flight if you are from London stopover included.

Visa requirements for Taiwan: Foreign citizens could enter Taiwan visa-free as a visitor provided their passports are valid not more than 6 months upon arrival. Three months for all European Union member countries and 30 days for Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, and Thailand.

Currency of Taiwan: The currency of Taiwan is New Taiwan Dollar (NT$) (TWD).

Official Language of Taiwan: Official language is Mandarin.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Taiwan

There is no UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Taiwan.

Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.