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Micronesia is in the Western Pacific Ocean, north of Papua New Guinea and south of the Marshall Islands. The country is hot and humid all year long and receives a great deal of rain.
Each island is unique, offering visitors different types of activities. The island Chuuk has colorful reefs full of marine life and over 70 sunken Japanese ships for divers to explore. Kosrae is known for its archaeological sites. There are coral walkways between basalt logs in the Lelu ruins. Pohnpei has large stone buildings that are separated by canals and beautiful waterfalls.
Micronesia is the perfect place for visitors who want to be outside and explore.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Micronesia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Micronesia: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Dengue and chikungunya are in Micronesia. Take steps to prevent them including using mosquito 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.
A visa is not required for stays in Micronesia. Your passport must have at least six months validity for entry.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Micronesia has a warm, tropical climate. There are two different seasons: dry and rainy. The rainy season lasts from April to December. Temperatures range are usually in the 80’s. Typhoons can occur from July to mid-November.
Petty crime, such as pick-pocketing or bag-snatching, is common in Micronesia. Travelers should avoid carrying unnecessary valuables with them. Avoid demonstrations or large gatherings, as they are good opportunities for pick-pocketing. Do not leave valuable items unattended in public areas or in hotel rooms/rental homes.
Sexual assault or assault on visitors does occur in Micronesia, particularly in Chuuk. Only walk in well-lit areas and avoid traveling alone, if possible.
Be sure to have the number of the local police and embassy to call in case of emergency.
Yap is known for having large, round “coins” around the island. They are made of stone with a hole in the middle and range in size from 1.4 inches to 13 feet. The coins can and are actually used in transactions, such as during land sales or marriages. But, some of the larger stones are never moved.
The island was settled by migrants from the Asian mainland. The people are very proud of their history. Men still navigate by the stars and make decisions while chewing on betel nuts. In March, you can see the island celebrate their history and culture through song, dance, and dress. Women don colorful grass skirts and men red loincloths to sing and dance.
Visitors can stay in one of the beautiful resorts. Many of them also cater to diving, meaning you can see the beautiful ocean and mangroves. Some have floating restaurants, heated pools, or dining facilities on old ships.
Micronesia is a popular destination. Make sure you pack these key items for your trip.
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
U.S. Embassy Kolonia
1286 U.S. Embassy Pl.
Kolonia, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Phone: +691 320-2187
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