Coronavirus travel health
Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Kiribati on the TravelHealthPro website
See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following an outbreak of COVID in the community announced on 22 January, there are currently no international passenger flights scheduled to travel to Kiribati. The Kiribati government has declared a State of Disaster and moved the country to Alert Level 3, including a national lockdown, a 24-hour daily curfew and suspension of international and domestic public transport.
Entry and borders
See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Kiribati.
Returning to the UK
Travelling from and returning to the UK
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.
When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK.
Be prepared for your plans to change
No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
Plan ahead and make sure you:
- can access money
- understand what your insurance will cover
- can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
Healthcare in Kiribati
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health
View Health for further details on healthcare in Kiribati
See also the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.
COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Kiribati
We will update this page when the Government of Kiribati announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.
The Kiribati national vaccination programme started in May 2021 and is using the AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines. The Government of Kiribati has stated that British nationals resident in Kiribati are eligible for vaccination, if they choose to join the programme. Roll-out is coordinated by the Kiribati Ministry of Health & Medical Services with support from UNICEF. Information is available from the Ministry of Health & Medical Services, +686 7502 8100, email firstname.lastname@example.org), the Government’s social media posts on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ob.gov.ki and https://www.facebook.com/mfa.gov.ki, or via your local healthcare provider.
Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.
If you’re a British national living in Kiribati, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.
See the Kiribati Ministry of Health and Medical Services for more information.