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Pacific Islands

If you’re travelling to the Pacific Islands our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information.

Security Status

  • Normal precautions
  • High degree of caution
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Do not travel
  • Overview
  • Safety and Security
  • Local Laws and Customs
  • Additional Information
  • Embassy Contact

Overview

General COVID-19 Travel Advisory in Operation

For the latest update please read the General COVID-19 Travel Advisory >

Overview

Security Status

Avoid non-essential travel.

Security Status Last Updated: 16 March 2020

COVID-19 

Emergency responses to the Covid-19 crisis in many countries have included restrictions of flights to/from Europe; imposition of new mandatory quarantine arrangements and new restrictions affecting the admission of Irish people travelling to and within the Asia Pacific region.

The Department of Foreign Affairs strongly advises against any non–essential travel to the region until further notice.

A number of cases of the Novel Coronavirus have been reported in the region.

A number of Pacific Islands have now reported cases of COVID-19, and local travel restrictions may apply across the region.

Additional information on the Coronavirus can be found on via the following links:

World Health Organisation

ECDC

HPSC

General Travel Advice

Measles

There is currently a Measles outbreak in the region. The World Health Organisation recommends that travellers get vaccinated against measles at least 15 days prior to travel.

WHO advice for international travel in relation to measles can be found here

Emergency assistance

Because there is no resident Irish Embassy or Consulate in this area, we’re limited in the help we can offer you in an emergency. However, if you need assistance, please contact the Irish Embassy in Canberra, Australia.

EU Directive on Consular Protection

Under the EU Consular Protection Directive, Irish nationals may seek assistance from the Embassy or Consulate of any other EU member state in a country where there is no Irish Embassy or permanent representation.

Our tips for safe travels

  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all your intended activities
  • Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly in an emergency, such as a natural disaster or a family emergency
  • Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates
  • Read our Topical ‘Know Before You Go’ guide

Safety and Security

Safety and security

Practical advice

  • Get advice locally about areas of risk and security concerns
  • Take common-sense precautions about safety and security
  • Know who to contact in case of an emergency

Local Laws and Customs

Local laws and customs

Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them. Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or may even be illegal. 

Additional Information

Additional information

Health

There is currently an outbreak of Zika Virus (a dengue-like mosquito-borne disease) in some of the Pacific Islands. Irish Citizens especially those with a weakened immune system or women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant are advised to follow guidance available on the website of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC).

Check with your doctor well in advance of travelling to see if you need any vaccinations for this country.

More travel advice

Because we don’t have an Embassy or Consulate in this country, we can’t give you up-to-date travel advice.

But you can visit these foreign ministries for more detailed information:

Embassy contact

Embassy Contact

We do not have an Embassy in Pacific Islands, please contact our office in Dublin.

Department of Foreign Affairs
Iveagh House
80 St Stephen’s Green
Dublin 2
D02 VY53

Tel: + 353 (0) 1 408 2000

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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