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Pitcairn Islands Travel Information

According to itypetravel, the Pitcairn Islands (Pitcairnese: Pitkern Ailen) are an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean (Oceania). The Pitcairn Islands are made up of 5 islands (Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, Oeno and Sandy) which together form an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. The capital of the Pitcairn Islands is Adamstown.

The Pitcairn Islands are virtually inaccessible to tourists. There is only 1 boat from French Polynesia that moors at this archipelago. This only happens 8 times a year and the prices for tourists are high (around 4,000 US dollars). According to countryvv, the Pitcairn Islands are inhabited by only 50 people who follow the Seventh Day Adventist religion. Because the islands are isolated from the outside world and the community is close-knit, the population remains almost the same. In recent years only 2 people have come to live and in addition 1 child has been born on the islands. The islands are only supplied with goods and food three times a year. The Pitcairn Islands have a beautiful untouched nature that can go undisturbed. The coastline of the islands is very rocky with few opportunities to moor.

Where are the Pitcairn Islands?

Travel information of Pitcairn Islands

Official name: Pitcairn Islands
Continent: Oceania
Area: 5 km²
Capital: Adamstown
Country code: PN, PCN
Population: 50 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Overseas territory of the United Kingdom
Highest point: 347 m (Pawala Valley Ridge)
Distance (Amsterdam – Adamstown): 15,000 km
Flight time: No airport or port available

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

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

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

Weather and climate
The Pitcairn Islands has a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 20 to 30 degrees all year round. Heavy downpours can occur in the Pitcairn Islands.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for the Pitcairn Islands can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of the Pitcairn Islands can be found at Climate info.

Best time
July and August are the best months to travel to the Pitcairn Islands. This way you avoid the long rainy season and you also have the best chance of pleasant temperatures.

English and Pitcairnese are both official languages ​​in the Pitcairn Islands.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid passport.
A visa is not required if you stay in the Pitcairn Islands for less than 14 days.
For stays longer than 14 days, you can apply for a tourist visa at Visitpitcairn.pn.

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

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting the Pitcairn Islands, 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 Matters
On the Pitcairn Islands people pay with the New Zealand dollar (NZD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
There are no ATMs on the Pitcairn Islands.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 10 hours earlier in the Pitcairn Islands.
During our winter time it is 9 hours earlier in the Pitcairn Islands.
The Pitcairn Islands has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for the Pitcairn Islands can be found on our time difference page.

In the Pitcairn Islands you must drive on the left.

On the Pitcairn Islands you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets on the Pitcairn Islands can be found on our electricity page.
Note: Electricity is only available for 10 hours per day (5 in the morning and 5 in the evening).

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 the Pitcairn Islands can be found on Google news.

Websites from the Pitcairn Islands end in.pn.
Official websites of the Pitcairn Islands: government.pn and visitpitcairn.pn.

The country code (international access code) to call someone in the Pitcairn Islands is 00870 or +870.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from the Pitcairn Islands? 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 from the Pitcairn Islands.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from the Pitcairn Islands.

An overview of all public holidays on the Pitcairn Islands can be found on Callingcards-japan.

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

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

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to the Pitcairn Islands.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoke from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…only the main island of Pitcairn is inhabited?
…A boat only stops at the Pitcairn Islands three times a year??
…The original inhabitants on board were from the HMAV Bounty?
…In 2004, for the first time in 17 years, a baby was born on the Pitcairn Islands?
…Gay marriage was legalized in 2015, while no gays live there?

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