Nauru Travel Information
Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the authorities
have implemented measures for visitors, among other
things. a. Entry restrictions. For more information
about entry restrictions and coronavirus, see the
Most trips to Nauru are made without special
problems. There is no Norwegian foreign service station
at Nauru. The risk of terrorist incidents on Nauru is
It's low crime on Nauru. Normal reservations are
recommended. Homosexuality is illegal.
It is a left-hand drive in Nauru. Pay attention to
people and animals when traveling in the evening on
The rainy season is usually from November to April.
Typhoons are not common. Nauru is in danger of sinking
should the sea level rise further.
Norwegian citizens staying for a shorter or longer
period at Nauru are encouraged to register at
Norwegian citizens are encouraged to have valid
travel insurance. 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
Local emergency numbers: Fire 112, Police 110
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegian citizens need a visa to enter Nauru.
Passport must be valid for at least three months after
departure. Tourist visa is valid up to 30 days.
- Countryaah: Yaren District is the capital
of Nauru. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Upon arrival, all travelers must be able to show a
valid departure ticket. Provision is also made for proof
that you can pay for your stay and confirm your hotel
If Nauru is a transit stop, no visa is required if
departure occurs within three hours of arrival at Nauru
and one can show ticket for further travel.
For more information on visas and visa applications,
contact the Nauru UN delegation in New York:
Republic of Nauru Permanent Mission to the UN
Only passports are accepted as identification
It is the traveler's responsibility to ensure that
the travel documents are valid. It is recommended to
check in advance if it is allowed to visit islands and
Foreign currency entered into the country must be
cleared, but there is no upper limit on how much can be
collected. Up to 2,500 Australian dollars can be taken
out of Nauru.
Coronavirus (covid-19): Due to the
spread of the virus, the authorities of March 16 have
introduced entry denial for all persons who:
- Is confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus
- Have had direct contact with a person confirmed
to be infected with the coronavirus within the last
21 days prior to entry
- Has traveled or transited through China, Hong
Kong, Macao, Korea, Iran, Europe, the United States
and Asia (besides Taiwan)
In addition, the Nauru authorities advise all
travelers not to carry out any travel that is not
All persons still traveling to Nauru must undergo a
screening before departure. This includes:
- Coronavirus questionnaire, contacts, travel
history and symptoms
- Screening can also include temperature check
Additional information and updates can be found on
Naurus Media News on Facebook. Norwegian travelers
should also keep abreast of the development of the
corona virus, as well as keep up to date with guidance
and instructions from the Nauru authorities.
You can find more information and guidance from the
Norwegian health authorities on the website of the
Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's
answers to frequently asked questions about travel and
The health service at Nauru is limited. Only
relatively simple health problems can be dealt with on
the island, and then not at the level of what you are
used to from Norway. Occasionally there may be little
access to medication at Nauru. Be prepared that doctors
and hospitals may demand cash payment that must be paid
immediately. One pressure chamber is available at Nauru.
There is no danger of yellow fever on Nauru, but
proof of yellow fever vaccine is required if you come
from a country at risk of yellow fever. Norway is not
such a country. See this list for yellow fever
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention
recommends hepatitis A and typhoid vaccine before
entering Nauru. See here for more information.
English and Nauru are the official languages of
Nauru. Australian dollars are the official currency and
only cash can be used. No credit cards of any kind are
Nauru is ten hours ahead of Norway.
The area code for calls from Norway to Nauru is +674.
The Internet domain is .no. Internet and mobile networks
240 volts is standard for electrical outlets.
The average temperature of Nauru is 27.5 degrees.
It is expected that you cover yourself by
swimming/sunbathing. A shorts or a sarong should be worn
over a swimsuit.
Tipping is not expected.
Public holidays: January 1 - New Year's Day, January
31 - Independence Day, Good Friday, 2nd Easter Day, May
17 - Constitution Day, September 25 - National Youth
Day, October 26 - Angam, December 25 - Christmas, 26.
December - Jul.