The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a travel advice for the Northern Mariana Islands 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.
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 has spread throughout the world. The World Health Organisation (WHO) provides useful information for individuals and travellers on its website. For further information and advice to Australians, including on possible quarantine measures overseas, see our travel bulletin on Pandemic (H1N1) 2009.
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has confirmed cases of avian influenza in birds in a number of countries throughout the world. For a list of these countries, visit the OIE website. For information on our advice to Australians on how to reduce the risk of infection and on Australian Government precautions see our travel bulletin on avian influenza.
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.
Australia does not have an Embassy or Consulate in the Northern Mariana Islands. Australians may obtain consular assistance from the nearest Embassy. This is in the Federated States of Micronesia at:
Australian Embassy, Pohnpei
H & E Enterprises Building
Federated States of Micronesia
Telephone +691 320 5448
Facsimile +691 320 5449
All Australians travelling to the Northern Mariana Islands, 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 on-line. 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 Northern Mariana Islands is issued, travellers can be automatically notified by subscribing to our e-mail subscription service.
The Northern Mariana Islands is an unincorporated US territory and this advice should be read in conjunction with that for the United States of America. The US nationwide colour-coded terror threat level system is applicable to the Northern Mariana Islands. The current level may be checked on the US Department of Homeland Security website.
Visa conditions change regularly. Australians intending to visit or transit through the Northern Mariana Islands should contact the nearest US Embassy or Consulate well in advance of travel.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra may be contacted on (02) 6261 3305