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Kiribati is a collection of 33 islands with the largest raised coral atoll in the world. It is a country with a rich and unique history and a fantastic variety of water activities.
Kiribati is in the central Pacific Ocean about 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Kiribati. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Kiribata: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Mosquito-borne disease is present on the islands. Dengue can be found in some areas. Protect yourself through use of repellents and netting.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
You do not need a tourist visa to enter Kiribati for stays of up to 30 days. When entering the country you must have enough funds to cover your stay. Proof of onward travel may also be necessary.
When leaving Kiribati all passengers pay a $20 AUD Airport Embarkation Tax.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
The climate in Kiribati is tropical with wet and dry seasons, though they vary by location.
In the west (Tarawa), the dry season is from June to October, with October being the driest month. The wet season is from November to April.
In the east (Kiritimati), the wet period is from January to June, with the dry season being from July to December.
The air temperature is connected to the temperature of the surrounding waters. Temperatures change very little between seasons with heat and humidity being rather constant. That said, rainfall varies each year because of El Nino and La Nina.
Kiribati is a relatively safe destination. Like most other vacation spots, keep watch of your belongings and avoid scams.
Do not drink water unless it is bottled or sterilized. You should also cook vegetables and peel fruit before eating them.
Though Kiribati is in an area of high seismic activity, the government has limited ability to notify of natural disasters. Remember to go to higher ground in the event of such an emergency.
Driving in Kiribati can be dangerous. Drinking and driving is common in Kiribati, especially on weekends. Be very aware of your surroundings and take extra caution. After heavy rain and high tides some road areas can be flooded.
Kiribati is a fantastic destination for travelers interested in water activities. Some of the most popular activities include:
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While there is no U.S. embassy in Kiribati, the embassy in Fiji serves the region’s needs:
U.S. Embassy Suva
158 Princes Road
Tamavua, Suva, Fiji
Phone: 679 331-4466
The U.S. State Department recommends all travelers register with the free STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) for important automatic notifications concerning in-country security and for help in case of an emergency while you’re abroad.
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