SAFETY AND SECURITY
Petty crime and house break-ins occur; particularly in Chuuk. Ensure that doors are always locked and that your personal belongings, including your passport and other travel documents, are secure at all times.
Police capacity to respond to crime and other incidents is very limited.
Sexual assaults occur and foreigners have been targeted in the past. Women should avoid walking or jogging alone at night or in the early morning.
Check our safe-travel guide for women for more travel safety information aimed at Canadians.
Driving in Micronesia can be hazardous. Most roads are in poor condition. Roads outside towns are often unpaved and become hazardous after heavy rain. Roads are shared by cars, pedestrians and livestock. Street lights are rare. Many drivers do not follow safe driving practices.
There is a public bus system on the island of Yap and rental cars are available. Shared taxis are available; however, most cars are poorly maintained. Do not hail taxis on the street. To ensure you are dealing with a reputable taxi company, book taxis through your hotel or tour operator. Travel between islands is done by boat.
We do not make assessments on the compliance of foreign domestic airlines with international safety standards.
General information about foreign domestic airlines
Tour operators do not always have reliable safety standards. Regardless of the type of activity, ensure that you are using a reputable and well-established company.
Make sure your travel insurance covers your planned activity.
Exercise caution when swimming offshore due to dangerous currents.
GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION
Tourist facilities and services are limited. Plan ahead to minimize safety risks.