Kiribati travel advice

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

Kiribati travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Kiribati 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.

Kiribati - quick facts
Time difference UK +12 to +14 hours
Language(s) Gilbertese, English
Currency Kiribati Dollar, Australian Dollar
Electricity I plug (240V)
Driving side Left

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Kiribati weather

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The Kiribati weather guide shows long term monthly averages for South Tarawa.

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Kiribati travel advice

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

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 Kiribati.

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

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Kiribati travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Kiribati 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 Kiribati, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Kiribati covid live updates

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

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Kiribati FAQs

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

Are there entry restrictions to Kiribati due to Covid-19?

Kiribati is open to fully vaccinated travellers only from the UK.

Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK. Further test during the first 3 days for all arrivals.

Check out Government of Kiribati for more information.

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

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

What is the time difference between Kiribati and the UK?

The time difference between Kiribati and the UK is UK time+12 to UK time+14 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Kiribati?

The main languages spoken in Kiribati are Gilbertese and English.

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What is the currency in Kiribati?

The currency in Kiribati is the Kiribati Dollar (KID) and the Australian Dollar (AUD).

Which plugs are used in Kiribati?

Kiribati uses electrical plug type I (240 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Kiribati?

They drive on the left side of the road in Kiribati.

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