The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a travel advice for Kiribati at this time.
Australians are advised to read the General advice to Australian travellers which provides general information about safety and security, local laws and customs, entry and exit requirements, health issues, travel and health insurance and consular assistance and registration.
It is important to consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. We encourage you to consider having vaccinations before you travel. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition. The World Health Organization (WHO) provides information for travellers and our health page also provides useful information for travellers on staying healthy.
Outbreaks of the mosquito-borne illness dengue fever occur in Kiribati and it is strongly recommended you take precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes, including using insect repellent, wearing long, loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing and ensure your accomodation is mosquito proof. For further information on dengue fever see the World Health Organization's factsheet.
All oceanic regions of the world can experience tsunamis, but in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, there is a more frequent occurrence of large, destructive tsunamis because of the many large earthquakes along major tectonic plate boundaries and ocean trenches. See the Tsunami Awareness brochure.
Australians may obtain consular assistance from:
Australian High Commission, Tarawa
Telephone +686 21184
Facsimile +686 21904
All Australians travelling to Kiribati, whether for tourism or business or for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Australians can register in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate or online. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency.
If the situation changes and a travel advice for the Kiribati is issued, travellers can be automatically notified by subscribing to our email subscription service.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra may be contacted on (02) 6261 3305