The Pitcairn Islands group is a British Overseas Territory. It comprises the islands of Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno. Pitcairn is the only inhabited island.

COVID-19 entry restrictions for Pitcairn Island

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Pitcairn Island’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.

If you’re planning travel to Pitcairn Island, 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.

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 at Consular assistance is extremely limited and medical facilities are also limited.

If you wish to stay on Pitcairn for more than 14 days, you must contact the immigration officer on Pitcairn Island: before making any plans to travel. See Entry Requirements

There is no access to the island by air. Details of the shipping service to Pitcairn can be found on the Pitcairn Islands Tourism website. Transfer between the ship and the island is by longboat and can be difficult in poor weather. There are no hotels but self-catering and homestay accommodation with local families is available.

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

Medical facilities are limited. See Health.