Fed. St. Micronesia Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Micronesia

Where is it?: Oceania, island group in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia

Why do people go here?: Home to hundreds of islands and the cliche something for everyone. With amazing wreck diving, bustling nightlife, and total seclusion on your own private beach all within a few hour boat ride, island hop all you want and you still won’t see everything Micronesia has to offer.

What are the main entry points?: Honolulu, Manila and Guam are the gateway cities for flights to Micronesia.

Currency used: US Dollar (USD)

Country Code: 691

Area codes for Major Cities: No city codes required

Religion: Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 47%

Population: 100,000

Ethnic Breakdown: Nine ethnic Micronesian and Polynesian groups

Government: Constitutional government in free association with the US

Languages: English (official and common language), Trukese, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Kosrean, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi

Travel Information

Major Cities: Palikir

Attractions: Wreck diving, Island hopping, Playing in the sun

Tourism Office locations and links: Micronesia FSM Visitors Board PO Box PS-12 Palikir, Pohnpei FSM 96941 +691 320-5133;; FAX +691 320-3251; fsminfo@visit-fsm.org, Visit_FSM@mail.fm

Health Issues: No vaccination requirements for any international traveller.

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Anytime you have the itch is a good time to go.

Specific Events/Holidays: Constitution Day, 10 May (1979)

Getting Around: You can bus it on Yap, otherwise, rent a car. Boats will get you between the islands, even the hard to reach, takes a few days to get there ones.

Cheapest airport to fly into: Fed. St Micronesia is served by four airports mainly Pohnpei International Airport, Chuuk International Airport, Kosrae International Airport and Yap International Airport. To save more, simply choose to arrive at the airport that is near your destination.

Need more information?: Check out the Fed. St Micronesia travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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