Marshall Islands Travel Information
The Covid-19 pandemic has so far led to a delay in
entry for all foreign travelers, and planned trips to
the Marshall Islands must therefore be postponed or
canceled. For more information, see the entry entry.
Norwegian citizens staying for a shorter or longer
period of time in the Marshall Islands are encouraged to
register on www.reiseregistrering.no, and to ensure that
they have valid travel insurance.
The Marshall Islands consists of 29 coral atolls and
five islands that are spread over a very large sea area.
The range of services, not least the possibilities for
medical assistance, varies greatly, and travelers are
advised to familiarize themselves with the local
conditions in which they will be staying.
The greatest danger to travelers is likely to be car
or boat accidents. The road standard varies and in the
case of car transport one should drive slowly and
carefully. Some drive in an alcohol-affected state and
may pose a danger to others. When traveling by boat,
including ferries between the many islands, travelers
should be aware that the Marshall Islands have very
limited capacity for search and rescue.
There are many unexploded bombs from World War II
both on land and in the sea in the Marshall Islands, and
travelers are encouraged to exercise caution.
Although the Marshall Islands are not particularly
susceptible to natural disasters, the archipelago's low
location makes it affected by heavy rainfall, strong
winds and floods from storms in the region. Particular
caution should be exercised in May to November, as the
amount of rainfall increases and roads are often
The risk of terrorist incidents in the Marshall
Islands is considered low.
- Countryaah: Majuro is the capital
of Marshall Islands. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
There is low crime in the Marshall Islands, but
alcohol-related episodes of violence occur at bars and
night spots. Sexual harassment of female travelers
occurs, and female travelers should consider refraining
from using taxis alone, as well as going out alone after
Homosexuality is legal in the Marshall Islands, but
conservative attitudes in society make it not common to
show love in public.
Marshall Islands does not have a national emergency
number, and travelers are encouraged to inquire with
their hotel or travel operator about contact numbers for
local police and health services. Local police can be
reached at +692 625 8666 or +692 625 3233.
In case of crisis or emergency, you can contact the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs' 24-hour operating center on
tel. +47 23 95 00 00 or e-mail UDops@mfa.no.
Coronavirus (covid-19: the covid-19
pandemic has so far led to a delay in entry for all
foreign travelers, and planned trips to the Marshall
Islands must therefore be postponed or canceled.
It is the traveler's own responsibility to ensure
that travel documents are valid for entry and to
familiarize themselves with the current entry
regulations to each country. Please note that entry
regulations may change at short notice. The information
below is intended to be indicative only, and the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not responsible if parts
of the information should turn out not to be the result
of changes. Only passports are accepted as
Norwegians need a visa to enter the Marshall Islands,
but can get a visa on arrival and therefore do not need
to apply in advance. Passport must be valid for at least
six months after departure. You must also be able to
document that you have a valid exit ticket. The visa fee
is one hundred US dollars (USD 100) and it is
recommended to bring this sum in cash.
Travelers are required to show evidence that they
have a vaccine against yellow fever, measles and
influenza upon entry.
Most travelers arrive in the Marshall Islands by
plane via either Hawaii or Guam/Micronesia. Both involve
flight exchanges on US territory. Travelers must
therefore ensure that they have the necessary permits to
be able to stop in the US.
There are basic health services in Majuro and Ebeye,
and there are also smaller clinics on the most populated
islands. In several of the smaller islands, there is no
medical help at all. For specialist health services, one
must either to Hawaii or Guam. In case of acute illness,
it can take a long time for good help.
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention
recommends measles, hepatitis A and B vaccine and
typhoid vaccine for travelers to Micronesia. See
Vaccines and medicines for more information.
Micronesia authorities can also ask travelers for
documentation that they have a vaccine against yellow
fever, measles and influenza upon entry.
There is an ongoing outbreak of dengue fever in the
Marshall Islands. This is a mosquito-borne disease, and
travelers are encouraged to take precautions to avoid
being bitten by mosquitoes.
The tap water should not be drunk on the Marshall
Islands, nor used to brush teeth
Marshallese and English are the official languages
of the Marshall Islands. Larger hotels and businesses
accept credit cards, but cash in hand is recommended.
Marshall Islands uses US dollars as its currency.
Marshall Islands is ten hours ahead of Norway during
summer, eleven hours in winter.
The area code for calls from Norway to Marshall
Islands is +692. Some hotels offer wifi access. Mobile
coverage is adequate on the most populated islands, but
mobile broadband (roaming) cannot, as a rule, be used.
All land in the Marshall Islands is owned by someone,
so it may be required with permission for travel and use
of islands, beaches and the like.
110/120 volts is standard for electrical outlets.
The Marshall Islands have tropical climates and the
average temperature is 27 degrees. It rains a lot from
May to November.