Foreign travel advice
The tropical cyclone (typhoon) season in Taiwan normally runs from May to November. Tropical storm Megi is expected to become a typhoon and may bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to parts of Taiwan from around 26 September 2016. You should monitor alerts issued by the Central Weather Bureau and follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders. See Natural disasters
There has been a significant increase in cases of dengue fever. See Health
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
The UK does not recognise Taiwan as a state and has no diplomatic relations with Taiwan, so limited consular services are available to British nationals.
Around 38,000 British nationals visit Taiwan every year. Most visits are trouble-free. Nevertheless, you should maintain the same level of vigilance as you would at home, and take sensible precautions.
Crime levels are low, but small-scale petty crime does exist. You should maintain at least the same level of vigilance as you would at home, and take sensible precautions.
There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism