Foreign travel advice

Marshall Islands

Summary

Cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in the last 2 months. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre and discuss your travel plans with your healthcare provider, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

A state of emergency has been declared due to severe drought conditions in the Marshall Islands. You should follow the advice of the local authorities.

Cyclone season is normally between November and April but cyclones can occur throughout the year. Severe weather may result in flooding, landslides, and disruption to essential services and infrastructure. See Natural disasters

British nationals now require a visa to visit the Marshall Islands. A 30-day visit visa is available on arrival at the airport. See Visas

There’s no British diplomatic representation in the Marshall Islands. Consular assistance is provided by the British High Commission in Suva. If you intend to stay in the Marshall Islands for an extended period, you should register with the British High Commission.

Most visits to the Marshall Islands are trouble-free.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

The Marshall Islands are vulnerable to natural disasters, such as hurricanes, cyclones, floods and severe droughts. See Natural disasters.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.