Christmas Island travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Christmas Island with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Christmas Island.

Christmas Island travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Christmas Island with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Christmas Island - quick facts
Time difference UK +7 hours
Language(s) English
Currency Australian Dollar
Electricity I plug (230V)
Driving side Left

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Christmas Island weather

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The Christmas Island weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Christmas Island.

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Christmas Island travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Christmas Island from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

No travel advice for Christmas Island is currently available.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Christmas Island.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Christmas Island travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Christmas Island with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Christmas Island, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Christmas Island covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Christmas Island with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Christmas Island travel features

Do you want to learn more about Christmas Island? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Christmas Island.

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Christmas Island FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Christmas Island including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Christmas Island due to Covid-19?

Christmas Island is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Christmas Island.

Check out Indian Ocean Territories Health Service for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Christmas Island?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Christmas Island. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Christmas Island and the UK?

The time difference between Christmas Island and the UK is UK time+7 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Christmas Island?

The main language spoken in Christmas Island is English.

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What is the currency in Christmas Island?

The currency in Christmas Island is the Australian Dollar (AUD).

Which plugs are used in Christmas Island?

Christmas Island uses electrical plug type I (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Christmas Island?

They drive on the left side of the road in Christmas Island.

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