Micronesia visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Micronesian Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Micronesia tourist visa is not required for Citizens of South Africa for a stay up to 30 days.
  • Visitors are required to possess passports valid for the duration of stay.
  • A valid international certificate of vaccination against Cholera, Yellow Fever and Small Pox is required for visitors.
  • Micronesia currently uses the Ponape Time, Time Zone in Palikir (GMT +11), hence, Micronesia is 9 hours ahead of South Africa.
  • Dogs and cats must be accompanied by a veterinary certificate of good health issued att their home country.
  • Visitors are required to declare amounts equivalent to $10,000 or above upon entry.
  • Note that drinking alcohol in public places is considered a felony in Micronesia.
  • Penalties for processing, using, or trafficking  illegal drugs, including marijuana are severe and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.
  • Visitors aged less than 18 years old must have an authenticated letter issued by their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) on entering or departing from Micronesia.
  • There are no legal restrictions on same sex relationships, however, the Micronesian society is still very conservation and relationships as such should be discreet.
  • There is no public transportation in Micronesia, taxis are run by private individuals who make no provision for people with mobility issues.
  • Micronesia has a tropical marine climate moderated by seasonal northeast winds because the majority of the islands that form Micronesia are either volcanic or coral atolls.
  • The dry season runs from December or January to June and the rainy season from July to November or December.
  • The country is known for palm-shaded beaches, wreck-filled dives and ancient ruins, including Nan Madol, sunken basalt temples and burial vaults that extend out of a lagoon on Pohnpei.
  • The tourist industry consists mainly of scuba divers that come to see coral reefs, do wall dives and visit sunken ships from World War II.
  • It is possible for any citizen staying for no more than 30 days to extend his/her visit at the discretion of the Immigration Office provided he/she is coming for tourism or as a visitor.
  • There are no restrictions on importing gift articles valued up to XCD 250 and this should happen only once a year. 1.14 litres of alcoholic drinks is also not allowed into the country.
  • Approximately 6 ounces (168 grammes) of perfume and 50 cigars or 200 cigarettes is allowed only to travellers aged 17 years old and above.
  • The Micronesian cuisine consists of local foods such as cassava taro, potato, fish and pork.
  • The Micronesians are predominantly Christians and are lovers of their cultural myths and traditions
  • The English language is the country’s official language and largely spoken by a majority of its population.

Frequently Asked Questions

What continent is Micronesia located?

Micronesia is a sub-region of Oceania, composed of thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean.

What is Micronesia famous for?

Micronesia is known for its wood carvers in the state of Chuuk and also known for their masks and busts carved from beautiful tropical woods. The country is also known for their Yapese dancers that tell stories of legends and history.

Is it safe to travel to Micronesia?

There is a relatively low incidence of crime in Micronesia, however there are regular reports of petty crimes against travelers in Chuuk, Yak and Pohnpei, including break-ins and non-violent thefts.

What is the Capital of Micronesia?

The capital is Palikir, on the island of Pohnpei.