Kiribati Travel Vaccines and Advice
Located in Oceania, Kiribati is adorned with 33 islands, each as splendid as each other. Kiribati is divided into three archipelagos, including the Gilbert Islands, the Phoenix Islands, and the Islands of the Line which all offer multiple faces, a thousand flavours, and unique sensations. Upon arriving at this destination, you will be immediately struck by its natural beauty and landscapes of coconut palms and pandanus. Ensure to visit its large natural marine reserve located in Phoenix. You will behold nothing but raw nature in the Banaba. In addition to its natural wealth, Kiribati is home to many ancestral traditions, which bring great pride to its inhabitants.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Kiribati
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Kiribati
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Kiribati
Medical Care in Kiribati
High-quality basic health care is offered by public and private facilities which are even accessible at Tarawa (22 uninhabited islands). However, expensive medical evacuations are necessary in the case of serious illnesses and complications. This is why you should purchase a health repatriation insurance is essential before visiting the country. Please also note that consultations and treatment are paid in cash.
Drug supplies are low in the country, and it is essential for you to pack a medical kit to anticipate illnesses or potential accidents.
If you require an ambulance, phone emergency services at 194 or 195.
Is Kiribati Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Road safety||Poor road conditions|
|Swimming||Caution required; Strong currents and presence of reptiles|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Kiribati?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Kiribati for trips under 28 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
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Embassy of Canada to Kiribati information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Australian High Commission to Kiribati (TARAWA)
Bairiki, Tarawa, Kiribati
Tel.: 686 21 184 / 686 90 184
Fax: 686 21 904
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the Australian High Commission located in Australia. Support can be provided to Canadians from this Embassy.
Canadian High Commission to New Zealand (WELLINGTON)
Level 11, 125 The Terrace,
Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Tel.: +64 4 473-9577
Fax: +64 4 471-2082
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in New Zealand. There is no Canadian government office in Kiribati.