Northern Mariana Islands Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

The Northern Mariana Islands Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to the Northern Mariana Islands, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

The Northern Mariana Islands are a collection of islands northeast of Guam and in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Being the perfect escape in warm sunny weather, the islands offer something for every tourist. History lovers will be able to explore old WWII-era bunkers and shipwrecks beneath the water. Those looking for a chance to relax will be treated to white stretches of sand. Visit Managaha Island – a coral islet in Saipan’s lagoon – or Forbidden Island which serves as a sanctuary for wildlife. Try to coincide your visit for the vibrant Flame Tree Arts Festival, which happens in Saipan and is a perfect showcase of the culture in Northern Mariana. If you are an active traveller, challenge yourself to a climb up Mount Tapochau which is Saipan’s highest peak.

Make sure you know about the Northern Mariana Islands’ medical care and safety and security tips.
Saipan island, the capital of the Northern Mariana Islands

Recommended travel vaccinations for Northern Mariana Islands

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to the Northern Mariana Islands

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in the Northern Mariana Islands


Medical Care in the Northern Mariana Islands

Whilst there are a few health centers located on many of the Islands, the only hospital available is the Commonwealth Health Center located on Saipan island which offers an emergency department.

There are a few pharmacies located in the Northern Mariana Islands, but you should always travel with a well-supplied medical kit and any prescriptions you may require.

The islands also have an emergency medical air service – Global Air Rescue – which operates from Saipan International Airport.  There are no centralized emergency numbers in the Northern Marianas.

Is the Northern Mariana Islands Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Low risk, but present
Local travel No buses, but shuttles available for travelling between major towns
Swimming Danger risk
Health Dengue fever and Chikungunya warning
Risk level High degree of caution
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit the Northern Mariana Islands?

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.

Since it’s a United States‘ territory, the same requirements apply.

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Embassy of Canada to the Northern Mariana Islands 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 Embassy to Micronesia (POHNPEI)
Street Address:
H & E Building, 2nd Floor, Kolonia,
Pohnpei, Micronesia

Tel.: 691 320 5448
Fax: 691 320 5449

Email: [email protected]

Please note that this is the Australian Embassy located in Micronesia (FSM). Support can be provided to Canadians from this Embassy. There is no Canadian government office in the Northern Marianas.