Northern Mariana Islands: travel information
A valid passport is required to enter the Northern Mariana Islands. You will then receive a visa for 30 days upon entry. If you want to stay longer, you can have the visa extended for a fee in US dollars. US citizens do not require a visa and can stay in the country indefinitely.
Import and export of goods
The import and export of weapons, ammunition or explosives is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals protected under the Washington Species Protection Act is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties.
The Northern Mariana Islands are a duty-free zone, so there are no restrictions in this regard.
There is no exit fee.
However, those who come to Saipan Island by boat must pay an entry fee of US $ 62 if the boat has less than 1,000 register tons. There is also a so-called dockage fee of US $ 56 per boat per day.
How do you get to the Northern Mariana Islands?
The main airport is located on Saipan Islands. This is served daily by Japan Airlines and Northwest Airlines from Japan.
Continental flies to Saipan twice a week from Taiwan and Hong Kong.
With a yacht
If you arrive with your own boat, you should avoid Saipan and sail or drive directly to Rota.
Travel in the country
The Northern Mariana Islands have a total of around 360 km of roads.
There is no public bus system.
On the main tourist islands, rental cars are easy to get around.
can be rented on Saipan, Tinian and Rota.
Port: Saipan and Tinian
The islands are connected by the Tinain Express six times a day.
There are a total of six airports. The islands of Rota, Saipan and Tinian are connected daily by Freedom Air and PIA.
International license plate
According to Abbreviationfinder, the international license plate for the Northern Mariana Islands is:
Northern Mariana Islands: Embassies, Consulates and Tourist Office
Visit Countryaah for a full list of Northern Mariana Islands embassies and consulates in each country around the world.
The Northern Mariana Islands do not have their own foreign representation, these are handled by the USA.
The US embassy on Pariser Platz – right next to the Brandenburg Gate – was opened on July 4th, 2008 – the US national day – in the presence of George Bush Sr. and Chancellor Merkel, where she was before the Second World War.
Embassy of the United States of America in Berlin
Pariser Platz 2
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 830 50
German representations in the Northern Mariana Islands
The Federal Republic of Germany does not have its own embassy in the Northern Mariana Islands. The embassy in Manila, Philippines is responsible.
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Manila
25/F, Tower II, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue
0707 Makati City, Metro-Manila, Philippines
The German embassy in Manila is still responsible for:
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Marshall Islands
Austrian representations in the Northern Mariana Islands
Austria does not have its own embassy in the Northern Mariana Islands. The consulate general in Los Angeles, USA is responsible.
Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles
11859 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 501
Los Angeles, California 90025
Tel: 001 – 310 – 444 931
Representations of the Northern Mariana Islands in Austria
The Northern Mariana Islands do not have their own foreign representation in Austria; these are handled by the US embassy in Vienna.
Embassy of the United States of America in Vienna
Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 313 3
Swiss representations in the Northern Mariana Islands
Switzerland does not have its own embassy in the Northern Mariana Islands. The Swiss embassy in Washington, USA is responsible.
Embassy, Embassy of Switzerland in Washington
2900 Cathedral Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 001 – 202 – 745 7900
Fax: 001 – 202 – 3872564
Representations of the Northern Mariana Islands in Switzerland
The Northern Mariana Islands do not have their own foreign representation in Switzerland; these are handled by the US embassy in Bern.
Embassy of the United States of America in Bern
Tel: 0031 – (0) 31 – 357 7011
Marianas Visitors Authority
(Tourist Office of the Northern Mariana Islands)
PO Box 500861
Saipan, MP 96950
Tel: 00670 – 664 – 3200
00670 – 664 – 3201
Northern Mariana Islands: Travel Medicine
In the Northern Mariana Islands, the following diseases, which are rarely or rarely widespread in Germany or Central and Northern Europe, are to be expected:
- Malaria, there is no risk of malaria infection.
- Cholera, only applies to risk travelers
- Dengue fever disease, the risk of contracting dengue fever, exists on all islands.
- Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria.
- Japanese encephalitis, the risk of contracting dengue fever, exists on all islands.
- Polio, polio, there is little risk of infection.
- Tetanus, only for risky travelers
When traveling to Northern Mariana recommended vaccinations against the following diseases:
- Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
- Hepatitis A and B
- Polio, polio, a vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country.
- Japanese encephalitis
- Tetanus, such a vaccination should generally have taken place, also in the home country.
There is no compulsory vaccination upon entry.
Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany
Telephone: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000
Local currency, bank opening hours
The local currency is the US dollar
1 US dollar ($) = 100 cents.
Banks and opening times
Credit cards are widely accepted and in addition to numerous banks there are also cash machines (ATM machines). The opening times are:
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Shop opening times
– On Saipan and Tinian
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
– On Rota
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.