Safe to Travel
Taipei ranked the third safest city of 142 cities according to the Crime Index 2022, compiled by Numbeo, and ranked the 19th best city for personal safety and security worldwide 2021, according to The Economist's Intelligence Unit. Most visits to Taipei are trouble-free. The city has only a low incidence of petty crime, and is considered safe; all forms of public transport are generally safe.
All major road signage has English translations, thus international visitors will never get lost. Taipei’s police force is also well trained, professional and helpful towards foreigners from all over the world. In addition, there are over 9,000 convenience stores open 24-hours a day all round Taipei, thus whenever tourists or visitors experience any trouble, they can seek help anytime.
Foreign nationals may obtain visas to enter Taiwan if they hold foreign passports or travel documents valid for more than six months for the following purposes: sightseeing, business, family visits, study or training, medical treatment, or other legitimate activities.
Visa Exempt Entry for nationals of 59 countries
A visa to enter Taiwan is not required for passport holders from 59 countries, and stays of up to 30-90 days are permitted.
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Eswatini*, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras*, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Island*, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia*(effective till March 31, 2025), Norway, Palau, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tuvalu*, the United Kingdom, the United States of America*,and Vatican City State.
Belize*, Dominican Republic, Malaysia, Nauru, St. Kitts and Nevis*, Saint Lucia*, Saint Vincent, Singapore and the Grenadines.
Brunei (effective till July 31, 2023), Philippines (effective till July 31, 2023), Thailand (effective till July 31, 2023)
- A passport with remaining validity of at least six months as of the date of entry.
- A confirmed return air/sea ticket or air/sea ticket and a visa for the next destination, and a confirmed seat reservation for departure flight.
- Holders of Brunei, Philippines and Thailand passports must have: A proof of accommodation (hotel) booking, host / sponsor's contact information and sufficient travel funds.
For more information, please visit: https://www.boca.gov.tw/cp-149-4486-7785a-2.html