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Micronesia Travel Information

According to estatelearning, Micronesia (The Federated States of Micronesia) is a country in the Pacific Ocean (Oceania) consisting of the states of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap. Micronesia is part of the Micronesia region and the Caroline archipelago. The capital of Micronesia is Palikir. Some major cities in Micronesia are: Weno and Moen.

Micronesia is known as a tropical destination. Almost all beaches consist of white sand and clear blue water where you can snorkel and dive to many coral reefs. On the islands themselves you will find a lot of untouched nature with waterfalls and mountains. You can go for excellent walks. According to ehistorylib, the population often lives in clans led by a clan chief. The production of bananas, cassava, coconuts, pepper and tuna largely determines the economy.

Where is Micronesia located?

Travel information of Micronesia

Official name: Federated States of Micronesia
Continent: Oceania
Area: 702 km²
Capital: Palikir
Country code: FM, FSM
Population: 102,436 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Federal republic
Highest point: 791 m (Dolohmwar)
Distance (Amsterdam – Palikir): 12,969 km
Flight time: approximately 19 hours

Travel advice
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place in Micronesia that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Micronesia, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Micronesia. For separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) please visit our travel offer page.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Micronesia?

Weather and climate
Micronesia has a tropical climate. Micronesia has a fairly constant temperature of 25 to 35 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Micronesia can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Micronesia can be found at Climate info.

Best time
January, February and March are the best months to travel to Micronesia. This avoids the prolonged rainy season. Incidentally, there is also a considerable amount of precipitation in these months.

English is the official language in Micronesia. In addition, there are several local languages.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 120 days upon departure from Micronesia.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Micronesia for less than 30 days.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in the Philippines (also for Micronesia):
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Micronesia 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
In Micronesia, payment is made with the US dollar (USD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Micronesia can be found on our ATMs page.

In Micronesia it is not customary to tip.

Time difference
Micronesia falls in two different time zones:
– Chuuk and Yap: 9 hours later (winter time), 8 hours later (summer time).
– Kosrae and Pohnpei: 10 hours later (winter time), 9 hours later (summer time).
Above we talk about the time difference during our winter and summer time, because Micronesia does not use daylight saving time.
The local times, dates and time zones of Micronesia can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Micronesia you must drive on the right.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Micronesia.

In Micronesia you need a travel plug. In addition, in some cases you need an inverter.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Micronesia can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911 (Chuuk, Kosrae and Yap), 320-221 (Phonpei)
– Fire: 911 (Chuuk, Kosrae and Yap), 320-221 (Phonpei)
– Ambulance: Local numbers

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Micronesia can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Micronesia can be found at Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Micronesia end in.fm.
Micronesia official websites: fsmgov.org and visit-micronesia.fm.

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Micronesia is 00691 or +691.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Micronesia? Then use the Dutch country code 01131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Micronesia.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Micronesia.

An overview of all public holidays in Micronesia can be found on Beleven.org.

Reviews and Travel Reviews
TripAdvisor features traveler reviews of accommodations (eg hotels and vacation rentals), restaurants and destinations in Micronesia, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Micronesia?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Micronesia. 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) in Micronesia can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Micronesia can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Micronesia? 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. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations, which you may encounter during your visit to Micronesia.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 21.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Unknown
– Smoking ban: No
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Micronesia has no political parties?
…The top-level domain.fm belongs to Micronesia?
…Micronesia has no nightlife?
…Micronesia is one of the safest countries in the world?

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