Time Zone
GMT + 12
Telephone Services
Country Code: 674
Outgoing Code: Calls must be made through the international operator
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Contact local operator.
Tourist Information
Refer to government office.
Passport Information
Valid passport required by all. Return Ticket Required. Regulations may be subject to short-term change. Contact the embassy before departure.
Visa Information
apart from those in transit providing they hold tickets for immediate travel to a third country
Health Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended.
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age arriving from infected areas.
Food & Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink.
Australian Dollar (A$) = 100 cents Credit cards are widely accepted. Travellers cheques, preferably in Australian dollars, can be exchanged.
ATM availability: Unavailable.
Cost of Living
The absence of taxes means some goods are cheaper e.g. electrical goods, cigarettes and alcohol. Visitors should buy essential goods in advance as shops are rather limited.
Nauruan and English.
A maritime, equatorial climate tempered by Northeast trade winds from Mar to Oct. The wettest period is from Mar to Oct. Hot all year round, wettest period – Dec to Mar.
110/240 Volts Ac 50 Hz.
Up to 1 week
ROAD: A sealed road 19 km long circles the island and there are several miles of road running inland to Buada and the phosphate areas. Buses provide public transport. CAR HIRE: Available. DOCUMENTATION: A national driving licence is sufficient.
Special Information
The island has a casual atmosphere in which diplomacy and tact are preferable to confrontation. Tourism is non-existent due to the environmental condition of the island following extensive phosphate mining throughout the 1990s.