Summary

The FCDO no longer advises against all but essential travel to Kiribati, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks

COVID-19 entry restrictions for Kiribati

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Kiribati’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

The Government of Kiribati has declared a State of Disaster from 22 January to 28 February due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. See ‘International Travel’ for further details.

If you’re planning travel to Kiribati, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

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.

The wet season normally runs from November to April. Severe weather may result in flooding, coastal inundation and disruption to essential services and infrastructure. See Natural disasters

There’s no British Consulate in Kiribati. Consular support is limited, however the British High Commission Suva in Fiji can provide some consular support to British nationals.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Kiribati, attacks can not be ruled out. See Terrorism.