According to payhelpcenter, Christmas Island (Chinese:圣诞岛) is an island in the Indian Ocean (Oceania) and also a territory of Australia. The capital of the Christmas Island is Flying Fish Cove (The Settlement). Some major cities on Christmas Island are: Silver City, Poon Saan, and Drumsite
The landscape of Christmas Island is hilly with a maximum height of 350 meters. About 60% of the island is part of Christmas Island National Park. The island is best known for the annual migration of red crabs. Millions at a time, the red crabs head for the sea. This phenomenon often appears in nature documentaries. In addition, there are many rare mammals and birds. The coastline of Christmas Island is characterized by palm trees, white sandy beaches and clear blue water. In the waters around the island you can dive for sharks and caves. See animalerts for mass media of Oceania, covering list of all countries in the continent.
Where is Christmas Island?
Travel information of Christmas Island
Official name: Christmas Island
Area: 135 km²
Capital: Flying Fish Cove (The Settlement)
Country code: CX, CXR
Population: 1,843 inhabitants (2016)
Government: Territory of Australia
Highest point: 361 m (Murray Hill)
Distance (Amsterdam – Flying Fish Cove): 11,656 km
Flight time: approximately 23 hours
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Christmas Island.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Christmas Island?
Weather and climate
Christmas Island has a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 20 to 30 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Christmas Island can be found on our extensive weather page.
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Christmas Island. This avoids the rainy season. For the great crab migration you travel in the months of October, November or December.
English is the official language on Christmas Island. In addition, Chinese is widely spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 1 month upon departure from Christmas Island.
A visa is not necessary if you stay on Christmas Island for less than 3 months.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Australia (also for Christmas Island):
Embassy of Australia in the Netherlands (also for Christmas Island):
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory for Christmas Island if you have visited a yellow fever country in the seven days before you visit Christmas Island. In addition, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency
On Christmas Island, payment is made with the Australian dollar (AUD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
There are no ATMs on Christmas Island.
During our summer time it is 5 hours later on Christmas Island.
During our winter time it is 6 hours later on Christmas Island.
Christmas Island has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Christmas Island can be found on our time difference page.
On Christmas Island you must drive on the left.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Christmas Island.
Electricity On Christmas Island you may need a travel plug
in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets on Christmas Island can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: +61 (0)8 9164 8444
– Fire: unknown
– Ambulance: +61 (0)8 9164 8333
Tap water is safe to drink.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Christmas Island can be found on Google news.
Christmas Island websites end in.cx.
Christmas Island official website: christmas.net.au.
The country code (international access number) to call someone on Christmas Island is 0061 or +61.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Christmas Island? Then use the Dutch country code 001131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Christmas Island Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Christmas Island.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Christmas Island.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Christmas Island.
An overview of all public holidays on Christmas Island can be found on Wikipedia.
Reviews and travel experiences
On TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotel), restaurants and destinations on Christmas Island, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Christmas Island?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Christmas Island. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Christmas Island can be found on Protected Planet.
Christmas Island is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Christmas Island? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported from Christmas Island.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Christmas Island.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoke from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…The majority of the population on Christmas Island is of Chinese descent?
…Christmas Island consists of 60% protected nature reserve?
…Christmas Island owes its name to the discovery of the island during Christmas?
…Phosphate has been mined on Christmas Island for years?
…Christmas Island often appears in nature films because of its annual red crab migration?