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  Special Precautions Certificate Required
Yellow Fever No 1
Cholera Yes 2
Typhoid and Polio 3 Not applicable
Malaria No Not applicable
 
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is requisite of visitors arriving from infected areas.

A cholera vaccination certificate is a condition of entry if arriving or having passed through the infected area.

Vaccination against typhoid is recommended.

Food and Drink

Water should be considered as being potentially contaminated. Water used for consumption, making ice or brushing teeth should be boiled or sterilised.

Milk is not pasteurised and must be boiled. Powdered or tinned milk is available and is recommended, but be certain that it is reconstituted with pure water. Avoid the dairy products which are likely to have been made from unboiled milk.

Consume only well-cooked meat and fish, especially served hot. Pork, salad and mayonnaise may carry bigger risk. Vegetables should be properly cooked and fruits should be peeled.

Other risks

Vaccination against hepatitis A, B, diphtheria and tuberculosis is recommended. Japanese encephalitis, influenza, dengue fever and visceral leishmaniasis occur. Rh- blood is rare.

Health Care

Health care facilities are good and doctors are well qualified. Imported medicines are costly, but there are ample of locally produced and manufactured medicines. Health insurance is recommended in all cases.
Useful travel links
CDC official site of the US Centers for Disease Control
Department of Health About health in Taiwan
MASTA the Medical Advisory Services for Travellers
No jet lag all about jet lag. What is it who gets it
SOS international SOS
WHO the official site of the World Health Organization