Passports must be valid at least until the date of departure. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals. Prohibited imports include animal products, plants and plant products.
Traffic drives on the left. Car hire is available on Tarawa and Christmas Island only, and an international driving permit is required.
Scheduled services fly to the other islands from Tarawa. There are several passenger ferries between the smaller islands. Minibuses operate on main islands, taxis only on Tarawa.
Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid.
There were 5,000 tourist arrivals in 2012.