Kiribati

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a travel advice for Kiribati at this time.

Australians are advised to read the General advice to Australian travellers which provides general information about safety and security, local laws and customs, entry and exit requirements, health issues, travel and health insurance and consular assistance and registration.

It is important to consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. We encourage you to consider having vaccinations before you travel. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition. The World Health Organization (WHO) provides information for travellers and our health page also provides useful information for travellers on staying healthy.

Outbreaks of the mosquito-borne illness dengue fever occur in Kiribati and it is strongly recommended you take precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes, including using insect repellent, wearing long, loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing and ensure your accommodation is mosquito proof. For further information on dengue fever see the World Health Organization's factsheet.

All oceanic regions of the world can experience tsunamis, but in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, there is a more frequent occurrence of large, destructive tsunamis because of the many large earthquakes along major tectonic plate boundaries and ocean trenches. See the Tsunami Awareness brochure.

Australians may obtain consular assistance from:

Australian High Commission, Tarawa

Bairiki, Tarawa
Kiribati
Telephone +686 21 184
Facsimile +686 21 904
Website: www.kiribati.embassy.gov.au

All Australians travelling to Kiribati, whether for tourism or business or for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Australians can register in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate or online at Smartraveller.gov.au. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency.

If the situation changes and a travel advice for the Kiribati is issued, travellers can be automatically notified by subscribing to our email subscription service.

Foreign Affairs Canada, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the US State Department also issue travel advice for their citizens.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra may be contacted on (02) 6261 3305



While every care has been taken in preparing this information, neither the Australian Government nor its agents or employees, including any member of Australia's diplomatic and consular staff abroad, can accept liability for any injury, loss or damage arising in respect of any statement contained herein.