1. Your passport: always keep it on you
Local law requires all visitors over 14 years of age to carry their passport with them while in Taiwan
2. Travel with your medications in your carry-on
If you are traveling to Taiwan with medication, you should always have this in your carry-on bag in its original packaging along with a note from your doctor. For emergencies, there are English-speaking hospitals and pharmacies in most major cities, but these tend to be expensive if you do not have international health insurance.
3. Do not bring personally valuable items with you
Travel can sometimes bring unexpected surprises, such as delayed bags or different security protocols. In order to avoid potential heartbreak, we recommend leaving irreplaceable personal items at home. For instance, there are some restrictions in Taiwan about what you can carry onto planes. You cannot take lighters onto domestic or international flights, nor can you carry power banks that do not have the power rating displayed. For more information on what you can or cannot take onto planes in Taiwan, see our Transport section below.