In March 2015, Tropical Cyclone Pam caused severe damage on some of the southern islands, with sea surges compounding damage caused by king tides in January and February. Clean up and reconstruction work will take some time.

There’s no British diplomatic representation in Kiribati. The British High Commission in Suva, Fiji provides consular assistance for British nationals in Kiribati. In a case of emergency the Australian High Commission in Kiribati may be able to help.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.  

Most visits to Kiribati are trouble free. However, petty theft can occur and you should take care with personal possessions. Women travelling on their own should take care, particularly at night.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.