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Micronesia, Federated States

Risk Ratings  

    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Micronesia, Federated States
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Micronesia, Federated States

COVID-19 Impact

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

Inbound travel significantly restricted for most travellers.

Only citizens and those who meet certain criteria for exemption  may enter. 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.

RestrictionsInboundMost travellers, cargo vessels and tankers are banned from entry. Airline flight crew, cargo, humanitarian support aircraft or vessels are exempted. Those exempted are required to remain in the airport or seaport with no contact with local workers or authorities. Persons who are allowed entry are subject to a 21-day quarantine at a designated site upon arrival.
(Until further notice)
Pohnpei state: Exempted international arrivals are allowed entry on a case-by-case basis with stringent measures in place. The following categories may be allowed entry:
1. Medical professionals, engineers and workers responsible for supporting the Pohnpei state government or the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) government
2. Pohnpei residents who do not have a residence abroad
3. Diplomats and staff assigned to the embassy in Pohnpei and their close relatives
4. FSM national fishing boat crew
5. No more than five close relatives of a deceased Pohnpei citizen or resident
6. Persons employed in Pohnpei and their close relatives
Persons not listed in those six categories may be allowed entry if they have the following required documents:
- Certificate of Qualified Entry into the State of Pohnpei
- Copy of passport bio page
- Copy of negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken within 72 hours prior to arrival)
- Copy of COVID-19 vaccination record (if available)

Entry into Pohnpei is as recommended by the Pohnpei COVID-19 Task Force in consultation with the FSM National Task Force and is subject to all screening, quarantine and isolation procedures and protocols of Pohnpei. More details on the extension of emergency period can be found here: https://pohnpeistate.gov.fm/2021/03/10/amendment-to-constitutional-emergency-order-20-04/?fbclid=IwAR19qfRkd_bHmQLzZmLQiVSG5uRPuiZO0BN0hi8lD4Z76cmdgRFVG5YLhXA

All travellers must obtain a Certificate of Qualified Entry into the State of Pohnpei from the Director of Health Services. The certificate can be issued online.
(Until further notice)
Chuuk state: All travellers must disembark and be screened at Weno. Entry is banned for travellers coming from a COVID-19 affected county, state, or territory. Upon arrival at Chuuk state, travellers must quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.
(Until further notice)
Kosrae state: Except for citizens and residents of Kosrae, travellers from countries/regions infected with COVID-19 are barred from entry.
(Until further notice)
OutboundOutbound travel restrictions have been completely lifted.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticDomestic air and sea travel within the states is permitted only for essential personnel as determined by the authorities and provided there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases within any of the states. Those who are returning to their state of residence for employment, study or a family emergency are also allowed to travel within the state. However, all air and sea travel has to originate within Micronesia. Domestic travellers have to acquire a medical certificate indicating they have no respiratory symptoms from a designated physician three days prior to their departure. A 14-day self-monitoring period upon arrival is encouraged.

United Airlines Full Island Hopper Service (Guam-Chuuk-Pohnpei-Kosrae-Kwajalein-Honolulu) will run services approximately twice a month for departing passengers only.

United Airlines Short Island Hopper service (Guam-Pohnpei-Chuuk-Guam) will run services approximately four times a month for departing passengers only.

The nationwide state of public health emergency has been extended.
(Until further notice)
Chuuk state: Travel from other states by air or sea is permitted (only on Ueno Island), given that travellers have undergone medical examination from the Health Department at the port of departure.

Kosrae state: State of emergency extended.
(Until further notice)
Chuuk state: State of emergency extended.
(Until further notice)
The state of public health emergency has been extended.
(Ends 30 September 2021)
Planned changes and internal conditionsShould there be a fresh COVID-19 case, the following will be enforced in the affected areas:
- Masks are mandatory when in public.
- Only essential movement is allowed outside of residences.
- Strict social distancing rules of no less than six feet (2 metres) between individuals in public must be adhered to.
- Gatherings of more than 20 people are banned, exceptions apply to health and law enforcement personnel.
- All non-essential services and facilities, including sports venues, beauty parlors, bars, barber shops and nightclubs are closed.
- Taxi services will operate on restricted hours.

Official decree: http://gov.fm/files/August_25_Decree_on_Social_Distancing_Measures_during_COVID-19_1.pdf
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Micronesia

COVID-19 information for Micronesia

Dedicated COVID-19 website


There are no serious risks to the safety of business travellers or expatriates in Micronesia. Road traffic accidents and petty crime such as pickpocketing and theft is the main risk to visitors.

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 alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Micronesia, Federated States
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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