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Nauru Travel Information

According to computergees, Nauru (Nauruan: Naoero) is an island in the Pacific Ocean (Oceania) that has been independent from Australia since 1968. Nauru is one of the smallest independent states in the world. Nauru officially has no capital. However, Yaren is often designated as the capital. Some major cities on Nauru are: Anabar, Anibare and Ronave.

Nauru is known for a number of records it holds. For example, the island is the smallest republic in the world, the smallest country with an airport and has the highest percentage of smokers, the unemployed and the most overweight inhabitants. The island’s economy is largely based on tourism. Many tourists (especially businessmen) visit the island. According to computerannals, the island has beautiful white sandy beaches with clear blue water where you can dive and snorkel for many species of fish and coral.

Where is Nauru located?

Travel information of Nauru

Official name: Republic of Nauru
Continent: Oceania
Area: 21 km²
Capital: Yaren
Country code: NR, NRU
Population: 11,000 inhabitants (2019)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 71 m (Command Ridge)
Distance (Amsterdam – Yaren): 14,022 km
Flight time: approximately 22 hours

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

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Nauru.

Weather and climate
Nauru has a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 20 to 30 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Nauru can be found on our extensive weather page.

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

English is the official language on Nauru. Nauruan and Marshallese are also spoken.
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 3 months upon arrival in Nauru.
A visa is required. You can apply for this at the Nauru consulate in Melbourne (Australia).

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

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Nauru it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency Matters
Nauru is paid 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 Nauru.

It is not customary to tip in Nauru.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 10 hours later on Nauru.
During our winter time it is 11 hours later on Nauru.
Nauru has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Nauru can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Nauru you must drive on the left.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Nauru.

On Nauru you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets on Nauru 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: unknown
– Fire brigade: unknown
– Ambulance: unknown

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 Nauru can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Nauru can be found at Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Nauru end
Nauru official website:

The country code (international prefix) to call someone in Nauru is 00674 or +674.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Nauru? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)

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

An overview of all public holidays in Nauru can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotel), restaurants and destinations on Nauru, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Nauru?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Nauru. 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 Nauru can be found on Protected Planet.
Nauru is not 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 Nauru? 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 Nauru.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Nauru.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 21.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 16, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: No
– Homosexuality: Not allowed.

Did you know…
…There are only two hotels on Nauru?
…Australia has established a large asylum seekers center on Nauru?
…Nauru has no official capital?
…Approximately 90% of the population is unemployed?
…More than 70% of the population is overweight?
… Almost all villages on Nauru are on the coast?

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