Taiwan vaccinations: which ones do you need?

A trip to Taiwan requires good preparation. We recommend vaccinations for Taiwan, even though these are generally not required. Which specific vaccinations you require is dependant on the places you plan to visit and the duration of your stay in this extraordinary island state.

Taiwan (officially the Republic of China – not to be confused with the People’s Republic of China) is an island on the east coast of China. Taiwan, which is not acknowledged by everyone, further comprises of a number of smaller islands off the Chinese coast. The country’s climate is predominantly tropical, with the exception of the mountainous areas that are slightly colder and have a semi-arid climate. Taiwan offers much that is worth seeing. Its capital Taipei is a bustling metropolis of international standing. Outside the city, Taiwan offers beautiful natural scenery such as mountains, waterfalls and other natural phenomena. Examples are Sun Moon Lake and the Taroko Gorge, which is often considered just as impressive as the Grand Canyon in the USA. Moreover, there are many ancient temples to be admired in Taiwan. Regardless of your holiday itinerary for Taiwan, you should always be aware of diseases and protect yourself against (dengue) mosquitoes. Our skilled KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require for Taiwan and what else you can do to minimize health risks during your stay in this stunning country. Click here to make an appointment (in Dutch) with one of our nurses.

Taiwan vaccinations: the most common risks

Various (tropical) diseases are prevalent in Taiwan to which you are likely not resistant. Vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks and diseases in Taiwan and read which specific vaccinations you require.


In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.


In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Japanese Encephalitis

In this country Japanese encephalitis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.


Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.


Vaccination against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Yellow Fever - possibly compulsory

In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to Taiwan: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Taiwan as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice (in Dutch) helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Taiwan? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Taiwan vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Taiwan? Please feel free to contact us and send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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