Nauru Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Nauru

Where is it?: Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, south of the Marshall Islands

Why do people go here?: Numerous groups and companies have mined Nauru’s heart out. As soon as there are no more natural resources to fall back on (and, given the island’s size, there’s a chance that will be very, very soon), tourism in the form of wreck diving and sport fishing will have greater prominence.

What are the main entry points?: Flights only come from nearby islands and Australia, and arrive at Yaren.

Currency used: Australian dollar (AUD)

Country Code: 674

Area codes for Major Cities: No city codes required

Religion: Christian (two-thirds Protestant, one-third Roman Catholic)

Population: 13,000

Ethnic Breakdown: Nauruan 58%, other Pacific Islander 26%, Chinese 8%, European 8%

Government: Parliamentary Republic

Languages: Nauruan (official, a distinct Pacific Island language), English widely understood, spoken, and used for most government and commercial purposes

Travel Information

Major Cities: No capital

Attractions: Sport fishing, Wreck diving, Mining

Health Issues: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas.

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Avoid the cyclone season from November to February, but anything besides that is pretty nice.

Specific Events/Holidays: Independence Day, 31 January (1968)

Getting Around: It’s a tiny island, and those who are feeling adventurous can set out on foot, although a taxi will get you where you want to go as well.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Nauru is the Nauru International Airport.

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

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