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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 Travel Advice on this webpage is no longer being updated.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 Nauru, please see Ireland.ie.


If you’re travelling to Nauru, 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 Safety Precautions

General Travel Advice

Irish citizens must obtain a visa before entry into Nauru; there is no visa issuance on arrival.

A valid passport is required for travel to Nauru. Irish passports should have a minimum validity of 6 months. Passport cards cannot be used.

For more information on visas and passports, please see the Additional Information tab.

Visitors to Nauru 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.

Citizens can also follow the Embassy on social media (Twitter @irlembaustralia and Facebook @IrishEmbassyAustralia) to ensure access to relevant updates and alerts.

Emergency Assistance

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

Visitors can contact the emergency services in Nauru by dialling:

  • Police: 110
  • Medical assistance: 111
  • Firefighters: 112

Our tips for Safe Travels:

  • Get comprehensive travel insurance that covers all your planned activities.
  • Register your details with us 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 Nauru, 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 Canberra, Australia.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

Practical advice

  • Get advice locally about areas of risk and security concerns
  • Take common-sense precautions about safety and security
  • Know who to contact in case of an emergency


The crime rate is low, however, petty crime, such as pickpocketing, may occur.

Be vigilant about your personal security, and ensure that your belongings, including your passport and important documents, are secure at all times.

Tourist facilities are limited and so are the number of commercial flights to and from Nauru. Travellers are advised to plan ahead of time and do their research prior to their travel to Nauru to minimise safety risks.

Reporting crime

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

Water sports

Safety standards of tour operators in Nauru may not compare to Irish standards, especially for adventure sports, including diving. Check the operator’s credentials and safety equipment beforehand and make sure your travel insurance policy covers your planned activities.  Rescue services may not be consistent with international standards.

Public transportation

There are no taxis or public transportation. You can rent a vehicle from local rental companies.

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.


Drug use, possession and trafficking is illegal in the Nauru, and can lead to heavy fines and prison sentences. 


Same-sex relations have been decriminalised, however, caution and discretion are advised at all times.

Natural Disasters and Climate

Natural Disasters and Climate

The official cyclone season is November through April. During the wet season from November to April, strong winds, sea swells and tropical cyclones can be expected.

Weather updates are available from Fiji Meteorological Service and the World Meteorological Organisation Severe Weather Information Centre and checking local newspapers and local radio.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Entry requirements


Irish citizens must obtain a visa before entry into Nauru; there is no visa issuance on arrival.

A valid passport is required for travel to Nauru. Irish passports should have a minimum validity of 6 months. Passport cards cannot be used.

For details on how to apply, contact your nearest Embassy or Consulate:

Nauru High Commission

Ratu Sukuna House

Victoria Parade

PO Box 2420

Government Buildings

Suva, Republic of Fiji

Tel: + 679 331 3566/331 2032

Fax: + 679 331 2032/331 8311

e-mail: naurulands@connect.com.fj


Nauru Consulate General

Level 3, 99 Creek Street


QLD 4000

Tel: +61 7 3220 3044

e-mail: nauru.consulate@brisbane.gov.nr


Director of Immigration

Customs and Immigration

Department of Justice

Government Building

Yaren District

Republic of Nauru

Tel: + 674 444 3152 / 3162

Fax: + 674 444 3832A


Outbreaks of mosquito-borne illnesses is common, with more serious outbreaks occurring from time to time. Before travelling, get up-to-date medical advice from your doctor and check if you need any vaccinations prior to your travel.

Nauru is subject to periodic outbreaks of typhoid.

Some infections, such as rabies and influenza, can be shared between humans and animals.

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

If you require emergency assistance from the Embassy, please contact us on +61 2 62140000 and follow the prompts.

If you call outside normal working hours at the weekend, you will be given instructions to call another number to speak to a Duty Officer.

Embassy of Ireland
20 Arkana Street
ACT 2600

Tel: +61 2 6214 0000

Monday to Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm and 2pm – 4pm

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