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Please be advised that the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Travel Advice is now available at Ireland.ie/travel. Travel Advice on this webpage is no longer being updated. To ensure you receive the latest Travel Advice for Marshall Islands, please see Ireland.ie.

Marshall Islands

If you’re travelling to the Marshall Islands, our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information.

Security Status

  • Normal precautions
  • High degree of caution
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Do not travel
  • Overview
  • Safety and Security
  • Local Laws and Customs
  • Natural Disasters and Climate
  • Additional Information
  • Embassy Contact



Security status

Normal Precautions

General Travel Advice

Irish citizens can travel to the Marshall Islands for up to 90 days without a visa.

A valid passport is required for travel to the Marshall Islands. Passport cards cannot be used.  Irish passports should have a minimum validity of 6 months.  Citizens must also have a valid return or onward ticket.

Visitors to the Marshall Islands are advised to follow the guidance of national and local authorities and stay fully informed of what's going on by monitoring local news and social media.

Emergency Assistance

The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems, talk to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.

Our tips for Safe Travels:

  • Get comprehensive travel insurance that covers all your planned activities.
  • Register your details with the Embassy of Ireland so that we can contact you quickly if there’s an unforeseen crisis like a natural disaster or a family emergency.
  • Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates.
  • Read our ‘Know Before You Go’ guide.

As there is no Irish Embassy in the Marshall Islands, we are limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency. However, if you need assistance, you can contact the Irish Embassy in Manila, Philippines.  

You can contact the emergency services in Fiji by dialling 911. Specific emergency numbers are:

Police: (692) 625-8666

Emergency Room: (692) 625-4144

Safety and Security

Safety and Security


Most Irish visitors to the Marshall Islands stay in resorts and these are generally very safe, however, petty crime may still occur.

If you intend to move outside resort areas, be aware of your surroundings and take additional precautions:

  • Don’t carry your credit card, travel tickets and money together - leave spare cash and valuables in a safe place. 
  • Don’t carry your passport unless absolutely necessary and leave a copy of your passport (and travel and insurance documents) with family or friends at home.
  • Lock your luggage as a sensible precaution against luggage tampering, including theft.

Lost or stolen passports

Given that the nearest Irish Embassy is a significant distance away in Manila, Philippines, dealing with a lost or stolen passport can be extremely inconvenient and can take time to resolve.

Reporting crime

If you’re a victim of a crime while in the Marshall Islands, report it to the local police immediately. You can contact the Irish Embassy in Manila if you need help.

Local Laws and Customs

Local Laws and Customs

Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them. Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or may even be illegal.

Illegal drugs

There are heavy penalties for all drug offences.

LGBTQI+ Travellers

Homosexuality is legal in The Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Natural Disasters and Climate

Natural Disasters and Climate


The Marshall Islands’ monsoon season is between November and April. You should monitor local and international weather updates from the World Meteorological Organisation and the Japanese Meteorological Agency and follow any instructions issued by the local authorities.

Flights in and out of affected areas could be delayed or suspended and you should be aware that available flights may fill quickly.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Entry requirements (visa/passport)


Irish passport holders can enter the Marshall Islands without a visa for a period of 90 days, but must have a confirmed return or onward ticket out of the Marshall Islands.

The Immigration Office can be reached via email or via their website


Make sure your passport is valid for a minimum of six months after the conclusion of your trip to the Marshall Islands. Passport cards cannot be used.

During your stay you should carry a photocopy of your passport and your arrival card at all times so you can show evidence of your identity if asked, for example, by the police.


Medical facilities

Medical facilities are generally adequate for routine medical procedures in the Marshall Islands. For more serious or complicated problems, medical evacuation to Honolulu may be needed. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.

If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 625 4144 and ask for an assistance. You should contact your insurance/medical assistance company promptly if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment.


Cholera and Yellow Fever immunizations are required for those arriving from infected areas.

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

The Embassy of Ireland in Manila is open and provides consular services to Irish citizens in the Marshall Islands. Emergency out of office hours number: +63 917 324 4787

Embassy of Ireland,
30/F Tower 2, RCBC Plaza,
6819 Ayala Avenue,
Makati City, 1200

Tel: (632) 8859 5140

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