COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Marshall Islands (12 January Update)

*Can a resident enter the country? *

  • Yes with exceptions

  • Citizens must obtain permission from the National Disaster Committee to enter.

*Can a foreigner enter the country? *

  • No

  • Foreigners are not allowed to enter until 7 February 2021.

*Is transit allowed through the country? *

  • No

  • Transit or transfer via Marshall Islands is not possible.

Is a test required on arrival?

  • No with exceptions

  • Testing on arrival is not required. Travellers arriving through the repatriation process may required to undergo COVID-19 test on entry to quarantine and 48 hours prior to departure from the first designated quarantine location (currently Hawaii) outside RMI.

*Is quarantine required on arrival? *

  • Yes

  • There will be two phase quarantine process for travellers arriving through repatriation process, which includes:

  • 14 days mandatory quarantine at government designated location outside RMI (usually in Hawaii, USA) with strict protocols and safety measures. COVID-19 tests (PCR and Antibodies) will be taken during quarantine period.

  • The final phase of quarantine entails 21 days quarantine on Kwajalein, where returning citizens or residents will undergo COVID-19 testing on day 7 and day 21. In case of negative result during the day 21 test, travellers will be allowed to leave the quarantine procedure.

  • Any person entering the island without permission from official authorities will be moved to quarantine in a government-designated facility for 21 days and will undergo all testing procedures.

  • Ground crew not adhering the protocols of Amata Kabua International Airport will be subject to immediate 14 day quarantine.

Entry form required?

  • Yes

  • Travellers arriving through the repatriation process will be required to sign consent forms while entering mandatory quarantine.

Airline restrictions

  • Significant

  • Flights to and from the Marshall Islands are very limited.

  • All domestic air travel between Kwajalein and Majuro is banned on international airlines. Domestic air travel on Air Marshall is still permitted.

Border restrictions

  • Significant

  • Foreign travellers are barred from entering the Marshall Islands until 07 February 2021.

  • Non-essential international departures are prohibited. For essential travel, citizens must obtain permission from the Chief Secretary’s office.

  • All cruise ships including live abroad vessels, yachts, and fishing vessels that have transited through or deported from COVID-19 infected countries are currently not allowed to enter RMI ports until further notice.

  • Carrier vessels may enter the Islands only if they spend 14 days in sea prior to entering the islands and after clearance from MoHHS, RMI port authority, MIMRA, and RMI Immigration Division.

Curfew restrictions

  • Minimal

  • No curfew or lock down is in place.

  • RMI is in “Blue level” category which states that there is no risk of COVID-19 spread in the community.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Government of Marshall Islands advised citizens to maintain one meter distance between each other.

  • People can get update regarding the COVID-19 situation by dialling 692-625-6366.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Significant

  • There are domestic travel restrictions within the Marshall Islands.

  • If citizens and residents must travel to the outer islands for work or to reside, it is recommended to do so as soon as possible.

*Non-essential shops open? *

  • Yes

  • All shops and businesses will remain open.

*Accommodations open? *

  • Yes

  • Accommodations are open.

*Restaurants open? *

  • Yes

  • Restaurants are open with some restrictions.

*Masks required in public? *

  • Yes

  • A face mask is mandatory in all the public places.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. This information is subject to change as the situation evolves. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Some countries are beginning to remove some restrictions gradually. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans.