Travel Security in Taiwan

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
Routine vaccination: Hepatitis B vaccine, DTP(Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis), poliomyelitis vaccine(OPV), MMR, BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccine, Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine.
Required vaccination: yellow fever, Cholera vaccine, Meningococcal vaccine.
Recommended vaccination: Hepatitis A vaccine, Rabies Vaccine, flu vaccine.
For Further Information
Department Of Health.
Center for Disease Control.
Bureau of Health Promotion.

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Safety Conditions

Although the overall violent crime rate in Taiwan is remains relatively low, travelers should avoid high crime areas where massage parlors, illegal "barbershops," and illegal "nightclubs" run by criminals prevail. 
Public transportation, including the buses and the subway, is generally safe in Taiwan. In several parts of Taiwan, incidents of purse snatching by thieves on motorcycles have been reported.
Terrorist Risk
Risk of Natural Disaster
The island of Taiwan is located in a zone of strong seismic activity. The period of the typhoons extends from July to October. The typhoons can involve floods, landslides and accidents downtown, caused in particular by the fall of commercial signs. Alarms are given in advance by theCentral Weather Bureau.
Traveling Women Conditions
Women should exercise caution when traveling alone in taxis late at night.
For Further Information
US Department of state information.

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