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Pacific Islands

If you’re travelling to the Pacific 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
  • Additional Information
  • Embassy Contact

Overview

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

For the latest update please read the General COVID-19 Travel Advisory >

Overview

Security Status

High Degree of Caution

Latest Travel Alert

Citizens planning travel abroad should take into account the ongoing risk of testing positive for COVID-19 while abroad and are advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance that includes COVID-19 cover. Before departure and during travel, citizens are advised to monitor our Travel Advice, follow us on Twitter, and register with their nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate.

Travel to the Pacific Islands

Official Travel Advice can be found on the links below for anyone wishing to travel to the various island countries in the Pacific.

Cook Islands

Kiribati 

Marshall Islands 

Federated States of Micronesia

Nauru

Niue

Palau

Tonga

Tuvalu (Travel suspended by Tuvalu government)

Vanuatu

General Travel Advice

In 2019 Pacific Islands experienced an outbreak of measles. 

The World Health Organisation recommends that travellers get vaccinated against measles at least 15 days prior to travel. WHO advice for international travel in relation to measles can be found here.

More information on the health requirements for travelling to the Pacific Islands can be found in the Additional Information Tab.

Consular Assistance

Under the EU Consular Protection Directive, you may contact any EU Member State Embassy for consular services and information.   

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

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. 

Additional Information

Additional information

Health

  • Pacific Islands have been categorised as having a risk of Zika Virus transmission. Irish Citizens especially those with a weakened immune system or women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant are advised to follow guidance available on the website of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).

    Check with your doctor well in advance of travelling to see if you need any vaccinations for this country.

     

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

As there is no Irish Embassy or Consulate in Pacific Islands, we are limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency. However, if you need assistance, you can contact the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Department of Foreign Affairs
Iveagh House
80 St Stephen’s Green
Dublin 2
D02 VY53

Tel: + 353 (0) 1 408 2000

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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