October 22, 2018
AIT Press Release #: PR-1836
We are deeply saddened by the train derailment in Yilan County, Taiwan. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families of those affected. The American Institute in Taiwan remains in close contact with local authorities regarding the accident. On behalf of the American people, AIT would like to convey its deepest sympathy for the victims and their families.
AIT reminds U.S. citizens in Taiwan to enroll online in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Registering gives U.S. citizens access to updated information on travel and security within Taiwan and makes it easier for AIT to contact citizens in case of emergency.