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Marshall Islands Travel Guide

Key Facts

181.4 sq km (70 sq miles).


70,983 (2014).

Population density

392.2 per sq km.




Republic in free association with the USA.

Head of state

President Casten Nemra since 2016.

Head of government

President Casten Nemra since 2016.


120 volts AC, 60Hz. American-style plugs with two flat pins are used (sometimes with a third grounding pin).

The Marshall Islands form a nation of scattered atolls and remote islands, which are known for their marine life and diving opportunities. Many of the atolls are dotted with Flame of the Forest, hibiscus and different-coloured plumeria flowers. There are also at least 160 species of coral surrounding the islands.

The uninhabited atolls are noted for their coconut and papaya plantations and for pandanus and breadfruit trees.

Travel Advice

Last updated: 26 May 2016

The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit


There is a low level of crime in the Marshall Islands. However, there have been reported incidents of petty crimes, including break-ins and non-violent theft. Take precautions to protect your belongings.

Sea safety

You should wear the appropriate safety equipment before engaging in water sports and take local advice on safety at all times when diving, snorkelling or other adventure sports.

Mobile telephones

International roaming is not currently available in the Marshall Islands. This means that your UK mobile phone will not be usable.