Foreign travel advice

Pitcairn Island


Pitcairn Island is a British Overseas Territory. There is no formal British diplomatic representation on the island and the local authorities deal with all requests for consular assistance. In the event of any problems, contact the island’s Administrator Consular and medical assistance is extremely limited.

If you wish to stay on Pitcairn for two weeks or more, or are travelling with children, you must contact the Pitcairn Island Office in Auckland before making any plans to travel. See Entry Requirements

There is no access to the island by air. A regular shipping service operates between Pitcairn and Mangareva. Transfer to and from the island is by longboat and can be dangerous in poor weather. There are no hotels but self-catering and homestay accommodation is available.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Pitcairn Island, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

Medical facilities are limited. See Health .