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Risk Ratings  

    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Kiribati

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Very Low -

Health and security constraints to business operations are broadly similar to pre-COVID-19.

The medical systems are at similar operating levels to pre-COVID-19, and the authorities are able to respond to medical and security threats as before. BCP should include response for potential COVID-19 disruption as standard within existing operational planning and clear escalatory indicators.

RestrictionsInboundForeigners are barred from entry unless given permission by the authorities.

Travellers from countries with ongoing local transmission of COVID-19 – which includes the US — who are granted entry are required to spend at least 14 days in a country free of the virus before travelling to Kiribati, and to provide a medical clearance to confirm that they are virus-free. Travellers arriving earlier than the required 14-day waiting period may be subject to quarantine and/or deportation.
(Until further notice)
OutboundNo outbound restrictions, but flight availability is extremely limited.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticA curfew has been imposed in South Tarawa and Betio between 21.00 and 06.00 daily.

All social gatherings such as bingo games, drinking kava and alcohol are barred.

All schools will close, and all non-essential travel to and from the outer islands is prohibited.
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Kiribati

COVID-19 information for Kiribati

Dedicated COVID-19 website


There are no major security risks for foreigners travelling to or residing in the country; there is a low crime rate, few social tensions and little prospect of political violence.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Kiribati
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Routine Vaccinations

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