Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||Yes||1||Yes|
Note on the passport
 Each government operates its own tourism policy and regulations are subject to change at short notice. More information about the entry regulations under the headings of the individual states.
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Entry with children
Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
|Vaccination needed||receipt required|
|Typhus & Polio||Yes||–|
There are 9 hospitals on the islands. It is recommended to take out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance.
 A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is only required for entry into Palau from all travelers who are over one year old and enter within 6 months of staying in the infected or endemic areas designated by the WHO. This does not apply to transit passengers who do not leave the airport in Palau.  Cholera occurs on Pohnpei Island. Vaccination against cholera is required when entering from an infected area. Tap water is usually chlorinated and relatively clean, but you may experience a mild stomach upset. Bottled water, which is available everywhere, is therefore recommended for the first few weeks of your stay. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk is pasteurized and, like uncooked milk products, fruit and vegetables, it is safe to consume.
Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Filariasis, which is also transmitted by mosquitoes, must also be expected nationwide. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general.
US Dollar (see USA). In addition, the Japanese yen is accepted as a means of payment on many islands.
Major credit cards such as American Express, Mastercard and Visa are accepted in most major cities and tourist areas; you should still carry enough cash with you. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.
Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.
Traveler’s checks are not accepted in the Pacific Islands of Micronesia.
Bank opening hours
Mon-Thu 10am-3pm, Fri 10am-5pm/6pm (deviations are possible).
Foreign exchange regulations
Varies, see money in individual state entries.
Foreign currencies can only be exchanged to a limited extent on some islands.
|Code||Symbol||Exchange rates (no guarantee)|
|USD||US$||1 EUR = 1.04 US$
1 CHF = 1.24 US$
1 USD = 1.00 US$
English is the official language everywhere, along with other languages. Among others, Micronesian and Polynesian languages are also spoken. (See individual entries).
See Public Holidays in individual state entries.
Duty free shopping
See Duty Free in individual state listings.
Light suits or a shirt with a tie or a summer dress are usually sufficient. Appointments and business cards are common. Business trips are best scheduled between May and October. Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-17.00. Authorities: Mon-Fri 08.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00.
International direct dialing to all island states. More information in the individual sections.
Cellular calling is available in the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau.
Air mail to Europe takes at least 10 days to arrive. The post offices are located in the main business areas of the states.
Some hotels have cocktail bars with live entertainment. In Saipan there are nightclubs with music and dancing. In the larger centers you will find cinemas. More in the descriptions of the individual states.
Japanese, Chinese, European, American and local dishes are on the menu at most hotel restaurants. On some islands, visitors are greeted with a feast made from a variety of fish, clams, squid, crayfish, sea cucumber and eel. Breadfruit (mashed, boiled, baked, or fried), taro, rice, and cassava are the most common side dishes. Some local delicacies are coconut crabs and mangrove clams.
Roman Catholic and Protestant, as well as Mormon, Bahai and other minorities. (See individual entries).
Social Rules of Conduct
The Western concept of ownership and private property is unknown in many parts of Micronesia, and visitors should keep an eye on their belongings. Roads and land are generally private property and permission to enter the land should always be sought.
Best travel time
The 2000 islands have very different climatic conditions. Autumn and winter (November – April) are the most pleasant, with the rainy season lasting from May to October. The climate is tropical, but sea breezes prevent extreme temperatures and excessive humidity. More in the individual sections.
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