Travel Advisory

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How do I get to Pohnpei?
Visit Pohnpei via United Airline through Guam and Hawaii. For more flight info, please visit www.united.com. The only other way to arrive is by sailing vessel (privately owned).

Entry Requirements:
U.S. citizens may enter Pohnpei state with a U.S. passport or proof of U.S. citizenship (birth certificate). Non US Citizens must have a valid passport from their country of origin with onward air ticket. Plants and animals must be given prior approval before entry. Importation of controlled substances or weapons is prohibited. For more info, please visit FSM Division of Immigration.

Departure Tax:
$40.00 Departure Fee

Currency:
The Official Currency in Pohnpei is US Dollars. Credit cards are widely accepted at most hotels, restaurants, and stores. There are two banks in Pohnpei: Bank of Guam and Bank of FSM. ATM machines are available at the Bank of Guam and Bank of FSM.

Language:
English is the official language of the government and of commerce. English is commonly spoken and understood. Pohnpeian is spoken locally.

Telecommunications:
Pohnpei enjoys modern, reliable telecommunication links worldwide. TV, FAX and internet and cellular services are readily available through the services of the FSM Telecommunications Corporation.

Time Zone:
GMT + 11 hours.

Weather:
Pohnpei’s climate is classified as tropical rainforest. Pohnpei has a significant amount of rainfall during the year with an average annual rainfall of 350 inches.

What to wear:
Travel light. It never gets cold in Pohnpei, so only lightweight clothing should be brought. Attire is very casual and formal wear is considered unnecessary and impractical. Hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.

Electricity:
Standard 110 volt and US type outlets are used.

Business Hours:
Business hours are normally from 8:00am to 5:00 pm Mondays through Fridays. On weekend, most retail outlets are open. Banks and government offices are closed.  Restaurants and bars are open until 10:00 pm on weekdays and 1:00 am on weekend for the bars.

What is the best season for Surfing?
September – April

Tipping/Gratuity:
Visitors to the country are guests and hospitality is an honor in our culture. Tips are neither expected nor encouraged.

Transportation:
Taxis are plentiful in Pohnpei and can be called to most locations. Rental cars, local boats and hotel buses are also available.