Marshall Islands visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Marshallese Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • South African passport holders can travel to the Marshall Islands without a visa.
  • A visa is issued to the traveler on their arrival to the country.
  • This visa is valid for just  90 days.
  • The traveler's passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the intended period of stay.
  • The visa is extendable. Travelers can extend their visa for a further 60 days for a fee of $10.
  • Before entry into the Marshall Islands, South Africans must present a recent police record and health clearance certificate that shows proof of being free from HIV/AIDS and TB.
  • The currency restriction for entry and exit from the Marshall Islands is $10,000.
  • Because the time zone currently used in Marshall islands is the Marshall Island Time (GMT+12), Marshall Islands is 12 hours ahead of Ghana.
  • On the Marshall islands, the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B, standard voltage is 120V and the standard frequency is 60Hz.
  • The people are almost entirely Christian, primarily Protestant. The United Church of Christ is the principal denomination, representing about 55% of the population.
  • Buses, taxis, private car rentals and airplanes are the major means of transportation in the Marshall Island. There are no trains.
  • The maritime tropical climate is hot and humid, with little seasonal temperature change. Diurnal variations generally range between 21° and 34° C (70° and 93° F ). Trade winds from the northeast cool the high temperatures from December through March.
  •  The dry season is between December and April; the rainy season lasts from April to December, with the greatest falls between July and October.
  • The official languages of  the Marshall Islands are Marshallese and English.
  • Visitors might want to pick up some basic Marshallese phrases to help them navigate communication in rural areas.
  • Visitors are advised to be careful when carrying out monetary transaction in the Marshall Islands, from currency changes to relatively expensive purchases.
  • Visitors taking pictures are advised to be respectful and conscious of their environment while at it.
  • Photo subjects or their guardians might need to be tipped in some cases.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the processing time for a visa to Marshall Islands?

The processing time for a visa to Marshall Islands is 14 days. 

How much does a tourist visa to Marshall Islands cost?

A tourist visa to Marshall Islands cost $100.

What is the cheapest time of the year to visit Marshall Islands?

Visiting Marshall Islands in December is the cheapest time of the year to visit. 

Is Marshall Islands safe to visit?

Marshall Islands is generally safe to visit. 

What is the traditional food in Marshall Islands like?

Reef fish, breadfruit, rice and pandanus fruit are the staples of a traditional Marshallese diet.