Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.
Reconsider Travel to the Federated States of Micronesia due to the Global Health Advisory and Embassy Kolonia’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens.
On March 11, 2020, the Department of State allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. Government employees and all eligible family members due to stringent travel restrictions that affect commercial flights.
As of March 18, 2020, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), but the country’s health system has limited capacity for handling an outbreak. A recent reduction in commercial flights and difficulty in arranging medevac flights may make it difficult or impossible to seek medical evacuation. Travelers should consider these factors and their health before traveling to the FSM and follow the Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines for the prevention of coronavirus if they decide to travel.
The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia has announced several precautionary measures including:
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to the FSM:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to the Travel Advisory Level due to transportation restrictions.