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Last verified: Thursday, 22. October 2020 at 08:28 AM

Marshall Islands Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Marshall Islands

Local Situation: 3.7 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Marshall Islands. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.7 / 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 Marshall Islands

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Marshall Islands. 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 Marshall Islands.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Marshall Islands

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

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 Marshall Islands from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

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

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in the Marshall Islands due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   The Marshall Islands continues to have transportation options (including airport operations) and business operations (including day cares and schools).  However, the ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/marshall-islands-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/marshall-islands

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

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

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Due to COVID-19, Marshall Islands has closed its borders until further notice. This covers all arrivals by air and cruise ship. Follow the Australian Embassy in Pohnpei social media accounts for regular updates. See Local contacts for links. We advise: Do not travel to Marshall Islands.

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/marshall-islands

Individual rating changes for Marshall Islands

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

Changes from August 18th 2020

The total rating for Marshall Islands changed from 4.3 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government decreased their existing warning for Marshall Islands to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by -2.0).

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Marshall Islands changed from 3.3 to 4.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Marshall Islands 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 Marshall Islands changed from 3.0 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Marshall Islands changed from 2.5 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Marshall Islands to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

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

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Marshall Islands with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Marshall Islands 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 Marshall Islands with a rating of 1.0.

Changes from September 11th 2019

The total rating for Marshall Islands changed from 1.5 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Maltese government increased their existing warning for Marshall Islands to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

About Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands with its capital Majuro is a country in Oceania (Micronesia), about the size of Washington, DC (181 km²). The country is located Oceania, two archipelagic island chains of 29 atolls, each made up of many small islets, and five single islands in the North Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and Australia. The climate can be described as tropical; hot and humid; wet season May to November; islands border typhoon belt. The landscape is low coral limestone and sand islands. With a population of less than a million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Majuro
Population less than one million
Size 181 km²
Size comparable to about the size of Washington, DC
Common languages English, Marshallese
Currency Dollar (short: USD)
Common voltage (electricity) 110V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies none
International phone prefix +692
Internet Top Level Domain .mh
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 MH
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 MHL
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 584

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Marshall Islands 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

  • inadequate supplies of potable water
  • pollution of Majuro lagoon from household waste and discharges from fishing vessels

Natural hazzards

  • infrequent typhoons

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

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

Industries

  1. copra
  2. craft items
  3. from seashells
  4. pearls
  5. tourism
  6. tuna processing
  7. wood

Agriculture products

  1. breadfruit
  2. chickens
  3. coconuts
  4. fruits
  5. melons
  6. pigs
  7. taro
  8. tomatoes

Marshallese Imports and Exports

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

Export products

  1. coconut oil
  2. copra cake
  3. fish
  4. handicrafts

Import products

  1. beverages
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. fuels
  5. machinery
  6. tobacco

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Marshall Islands?

Marshall Islands is currently rated at 3,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Marshall Islands.

Is it safe to travel Marshall Islands in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,7) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Marshall Islands. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Marshall Islands?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 3 individual sources for Marshall Islands.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Marshall Islands?

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Marshall Islands. 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 Marshall Islands.

What is the size of Marshall Islands?

Marshall Islands has a size of 181 km² or 70 mi² which is about the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

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