General travel information
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.
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.
Typhoon season is between June and December when flooding, landslides and disruptions to services can occur. However, tropical storms and typhoons may occur in other months. Travellers should bear in mind that the direction and strength of typhoons can change with little warning. Typhoon and storm information is available from the World Meteorological Organisation Severe Weather Information Centre, USA Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center, the USA National Weather Service Forecast Office and Humanitarian Early Warning Service. In the event of severe weather, you should monitor these websites. See also our Severe weather page.
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 Warning Center website and the Tsunami Awareness brochure for more information on tsunamis.
If a natural disaster occurs, follow the advice of local authorities.
Where to get help
Depending on your enquiry, your best option may be to first contact your family, friends, airline, travel agent, tour operator, employer or travel insurer. Your travel insurer should have a 24 hour emergency number.
The Consular Services Charter explains what the Australian Government can and cannot do to assist Australians overseas. Australia does not have an embassy of consulate in the Northern mariana Islands. You can contact the Australian Government at the Australian Embassy located in the Federated States of Micronesia for consular assistance. See contact details below:
Australian Embassy, Pohnpei
See the Embassy website for information about opening hours and temporary closures that may affect service provision.
In a consular emergency if you are unable to contact the High Commission you can contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305, or 1300 555 135 within Australia.
Other useful information
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.
Foreign Affairs Canada also issues travel advice for their citizens.
For additional general and economic information to assist travelling in this country, see the following links: