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Last verified: Monday, 28. September 2020 at 07:18 AM

Kiribati Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Kiribati

Local Situation: 4.0 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Kiribati. We detected travel advisories from 2 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 4.0 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Kiribati

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Kiribati. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Kiribati.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Kiribati

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Kiribati.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Kiribati from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Kiribati due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 3 Travel Health Notice for Kiribati due to COVID-19.   Kiribati has ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/kiribati-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/kiribati

Individual rating changes for Kiribati

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Kiribati. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Kiribati changed from 2.5 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Kiribati to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Kiribati changed from 1.0 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Kiribati with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Kiribati changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Kiribati with a rating of 1.0.

About Kiribati

Kiribati with its capital South Tarawa is a country in Oceania (Micronesia), four times the size of Washington, DC (811 km²). The country is located Oceania, group of 33 coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean, straddling the Equator, as well as the International Date Line; the capital Tarawa is about half way between Hawaii and Australia. The climate can be described as tropical; marine, hot and humid, moderated by trade winds. The landscape is mostly low-lying coral atolls surrounded by extensive reefs. With a population of about 0.11 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital South Tarawa
Population less than one million
Size 811 km²
Size comparable to four times the size of Washington, DC
Common languages English
Currency Dollar (short: AUD)
Common voltage (electricity) 240V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +686
Internet Top Level Domain .ki
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 KI
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 KIR
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 296

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Kiribati is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • ground water at risk
  • heavy pollution in lagoon of south Tarawa atoll due to heavy migration mixed with traditional practices such as lagoon latrines and open-pit dumping

Natural hazzards

  • low level of some of the islands make them sensitive to changes in sea level
  • occasional tornadoes
  • typhoons can occur any time, but usually November to March

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Kiribati. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. fishing
  2. handicrafts

Agriculture products

  1. breadfruit
  2. copra
  3. fish

I-Kiribati Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Kiribati.

Export products

  1. coconut products
  2. fish

Import products

  1. equipment
  2. food
  3. fuel
  4. machinery
  5. miscellaneous manufactured goods

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Kiribati?

Kiribati is currently rated at 4,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 2 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Kiribati.

Is it safe to travel Kiribati in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,0) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Kiribati. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Kiribati?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 2 individual sources for Kiribati.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Kiribati?

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Kiribati. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Kiribati.

What is the size of Kiribati?

Kiribati has a size of 811 km² or 313 mi² which is four times the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.