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.