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The U.S. Embassy in Majuro
Located on the ocean-side of the island's major road, approximately two miles east of the airport (There is no street address).
P.O. Box 1379
Majuro, MH 96960-1379
Telephone: (692) 247-4011
Emergency after-hours: (692)-455 8213
Fax: (692) 247-4012
Under the Compact of Free Association, U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter the Marshall Islands. For international flights departing Amata Kabua International Airport in Majuro, there is a departure fee of $20 for individuals aged 13 through 59. For domestic flights within the Marshall Islands departing Amata Kabua International Airport in Majuro, there is a departure fee of $2 for individuals aged 13 through 59. Diplomats are exempt from departure fees. Contact the Embassy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands for the most current visa information.
Visitors to the Marshall Islands between six months of age and 62 years (adults born in or after 1957) are required to provide proof of measles vaccination to vessel operators before travel or documentation of contraindication signed by a doctor. Failure to produce such proof will result in either denial of boarding or refusal of entry upon arrival to the Marshall Islands.
Some HIV/AIDS entry restrictions exist for visitors to and foreign residents of the Marshall Islands. HIV testing is required for residence and work permits. Foreign test results are accepted under certain conditions
Crime: The Marshall Islands has a low crime rate.
Victims of Crime: U.S. citizen victims of sexual assault are encouraged to contact the U.S. Embassy for assistance.
Report crimes to the local police at 625 8666 or 625-3233 and contact the U.S. Embassy at (692)-247-4011.
Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting crime.
See our webpage on help for U.S. victims of crime overseas.
Tourism: The tourism industry is unevenly regulated, and safety inspections for equipment and facilities do not commonly occur. Hazardous areas/activities are not always identified with appropriate signage, and staff may not be trained or certified either by the host government or by recognized authorities in the field. In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is typically available only in/near major cities. First responders are generally unable to access areas outside of major cities and to provide urgent medical treatment. U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance. See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage.
Domestic Violence: U.S. citizen victims of domestic violence are encouraged to contact the Embassy for assistance.
For further information:
Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Individuals establishing a business or practicing a profession that requires additional permits or licensing should seek information from the competent local authorities, prior to practicing or operating a business.
Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately. See our webpage for further information.
Unexploded Ordnance: Unexploded ordnance (UXO) from World War II remains a problem in the Marshall Islands. Underwater UXO may also present a threat. Tourists are advised to heed all warnings on areas that might be affected. Travelers are advised to use extreme caution when hiking or scuba diving.
Storms and Disaster Preparedness: The Marshall Islands is in a region prone to storm surges. You should prepare for an emergency before you travel and monitor meteorological websites such as the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. For general information about storm seasons and disaster preparedness, visit the State Department’s website, as well as the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) website. Travelers are advised to use these sites for reference.
Faith-Based Travelers: See the following webpages for details:
LGBTI Travelers: There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in the Marshall Islands.
Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance. While in RMI, individuals with disabilities might find accessibility and accommodation very different from that in the United States. There are no mandated rules for special support for persons with disabilities. There are few ramps, almost no sidewalks, and few operational elevators in the Marshall Islands. Medical facilities have generally limited and inadequate accessibility.
Women Travelers: The RMI does not practice forced marriage or female genital mutilation. Domestic violence is an endemic problem in the country. Women and girls should avoid riding shared taxis, particularly after dark, and avoid going out alone at night. Women travelers should be aware of local modesty customs and dress conservatively while in public, with special care to cover shoulders and knees.
See our travel tips for Women Travelers.
For emergency services in the Marshall Islands dial 625-8666 or 625-2333
Ambulance services are:
The following diseases are prevalent:
We do not pay medical bills. Be aware that U.S. Medicare/Medicaid does not apply overseas. Most hospitals and doctors overseas do not accept U.S. health insurance.
Medical Insurance: Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage. Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information on type of insurance you should consider before you travel overseas.
We strongly recommend supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation. Medical evacuations from the Marshall Islands frequently exceed $100,000 and are subject to the availability of properly equipped aircraft.
Always carry your prescription medication in original packaging, along with your doctor’s prescription. Check with the Ministry of Health & Human Services at email@example.com to ensure the medication is legal in the Marshall Islands.
Vaccinations: Be up-to-date on all vaccinations recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Proof of measles vaccination or signed documentation of contraindication by a doctor is a requirement for entry for travelers over the age six months and born after 1957.
Health facilities in general:
Medical Tourism and Elective Surgery:
Further health information:
The U.S. Embassy maintains a list of doctors and hospitals. We do not endorse or recommend any specific medical provider or clinic.
Road Conditions and Safety:
Public Transportation: There is no public transportation system in the Marshall Islands. Shared public taxis are available in Majuro and stop to pick up and drop off passengers frequently. Travel between Majuro and the outer islands is by local air transport that is unreliable or by boat, which can be particularly hazardous from December to April due to strong currents and potential storm surges.
See our Road Safety page for more information.
Maritime Travel: Mariners planning travel to the Marshall Islands should also check for U.S. maritime advisories and alerts. Information may also be posted to the U.S. Coast Guard homeport website, and the NGA broadcast warnings.