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  2. Safety and security
  3. Terrorism
  4. Local laws and customs
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 18 Mar 2018.

The wet season normally runs from November to April. Severe weather may result in flooding, coastal inundation and disruption to essential services and infrastructure. See Natural disasters

There’s no British diplomatic representation in Kiribati. The British High Commission in Suva, Fiji provides consular assistance for British nationals in Kiribati. In a case of emergency the Australian High Commission in Kiribati may be able to help.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Kiribati, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism.  

Most visits to Kiribati are trouble free. However, petty theft can occur and you should take care with personal possessions. Women travelling on their own should take care, particularly at night.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


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Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)
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Dialling Code: 686
Drive on the: left
Visitors/Tourists: 5,300 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
English (official language) 100%
Gilbertese (official language) 60%

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Largest City: South Tarawa
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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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