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 Travel Advice on this webpage is no longer being updated.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


If you’re travelling to Niue, 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
  • Health
  • Additional Information
  • Embassy Contact



Security Status

Normal Precautions

General Travel Advice

Irish citizens do not require a visa to enter Niue for visits of less than 31 days. If you are staying for longer than 31 days you may need a visa.

A valid passport is required for travel to Niue. Irish passports should have a minimum validity of six months after intended date of arrival. Entry is normally refused if you have a passport which is damaged or has pages missing. Passport cards cannot be used.

For more information on entering Niue, please see the Additional Information tab.

Visitors to Niue 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 @IrelandinNZ and Facebook @IrishEmbassyNewZealand) 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.

You can contact the emergency services in Niue by dialling 999. The 24/7 phone line for Niue Foou Hospital is +4100.

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.

In countries where Ireland does not have an Embassy:

As there is no Irish Embassy in Niue, 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 New Zealand.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

Petty Crime

Crime in Niue is low but petty crime can occur.

We advise you to take basic precautions while travelling to Niue:

  • 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.
  • Avoid showing large sums of money in public. There are no ATMs in Niue but some businesses offer cashback. The New Zealand dollar is used.
  • Keep a close eye on your personal belongings and hold on to them in public places.
  • Avoid dark and unlit streets and stairways, arrange to be picked up or dropped off as close to your hotel or apartment entrance as possible.


Public gatherings and demonstrations may take place from time to time.

We recommend that you stay clear of demonstrations, and should follow the advice of the local authorities.


Swimming, snorkelling and diving are common activities. Take local advice before swimming as fatal accidents can occur at popular beaches.

At certain times of the year, some beaches in Niue are closed for traditional fishing activities.

LGBTQI+ Travel

Niuean law criminalizes male homosexual relations. If you are convicted, you could face imprisonment, though enforcement of the law is rare.

Road travel

You must apply for a local driving licence from the Niue Police Department.

Driving is on the left. You should avoid driving at night out of built-up areas. Vehicle safety regulations are not consistently enforced. Beware of pedestrians and animals on the roads.

Nature and Climate

Seismic activity

Niue is located in a seismically active zone, which can lead to tsunamis, even if an earthquake has taken place some distance from Niue. You should follow any instructions issued by the local authorities in respect of tsunami threats.

Tropical storms and Cyclones

In Niue, strong winds are expected from the beginning of November to the end of April, some of which can reach cyclone strength. During this time, intense rainfall and subsequent floods and landslides are to be expected.

The climate is tropical. The rainy season extends from November to April and the hot dry seasons occur from May to October.

You are advised to monitor local and international weather updates from World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) or the Fiji Meteorological Service website.

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.



Check with your doctor well in advance of travelling to see if you need any vaccinations for this country. We advise you to take out comprehensive travel insurance before you travel.

Medical facilities in Niue are limited. In the event of a medical emergency, evacuation to New Zealand is likely to be the only option for treatment. Make sure your insurance policy includes provision for medical evacuation and covers you for all eventualities.

Health risks

There is a risk of mosquito-borne diseases, including dengue. You should take steps to avoid mosquito bites.

Ciguatera is an illness caused by eating fish containing certain toxins. It can cause nausea, vomiting, and tingling fingers or toes and sometimes serious illness. There is no way to tell whether fish has been contaminated, but reef fish tend to concentrate the toxins more than others. Deep water fish like tuna, mahi mahi or wahoo are better options.


Boiling water and only drinking bottled water is strongly recommended.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Entry requirements (visa/passport)

Flights to Niue are only available through New Zealand, therefore you will have had to meet the entry requirements for New Zealand.

Travellers visiting Niue from outside of New Zealand (for example, by yacht) must meet the border entry requirements for New Zealand and Niue.

Tourists do not need a visa for visits of up to 31 days. 

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

If you require emergency assistance from the Embassy, please contact us on +64 4 4712252. If you call outside normal working hours, you will be given instructions to call another number to speak to a Duty Officer.

You may also wish to call the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin directly at 00353-1-4082000.

Physical Address
Level 10, Technology One House
86 Victoria Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address
Embassy of Ireland, Wellington
PO Box 11498
Manners Street
Wellington 6142
New Zealand

Tel: + 64 4 4712252

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