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 section Health. According to Abbreviationfinder, NRU stands for Nauru in geography.


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 considered low.

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 unlit roads.

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

Local emergency numbers: Fire 112, Police 110

Major Landmarks in Nauru


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 reservation.

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
+1 212-937-0074

Only passports are accepted as identification documents.

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 beaches.

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 strictly necessary.

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 coronavirus.


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 countries.

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends hepatitis A and typhoid vaccine before entering Nauru. See here for more information.

Practical 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 accepted.

Nauru is ten hours ahead of Norway.

According to allcitycodes, the area code for calls from Norway to Nauru is +674. The Internet domain is .no. Internet and mobile networks are available.

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.