Kiribati

       
South Tarawa

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is an island nation located in the central tropical Pacific Ocean. The permanent population is just over 100,000 (2011), and the island nation is composed of 32 atolls and one raised coral island, dispersed over 3.5 million square kilometres, (1,351,000 square miles) straddling the equator, and bordering the International Date Line at its easternmost point. The name Kiribati is the local pronunciation of "Gilberts", derived from the main island chain, the Gilbert Islands. The capital of South Tarawa consists of a number of islets connected through a series of causeways, located in the Tarawa archipelago. Kiribati became independent from the United Kingdom in 1979. It is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the IMF and the World Bank, and became a full member of the United Nations in 1999.

Capital TARAWA
Currency Dollaro australiano
Country code 00686
Spoken languages ​​ kiribati, English
Passport

Passport: needed, with survival of at least 6 months.

Health

Local health facilities are lacking. Please note that frequently, despite you have insurance, you should anticipate cash medical expenses. We recommend that you: · to carry out the vaccination against hepatitis A and tetanus (after consulting a doctor) · to bring insect repellent products · drink only bottled water. Were encountered problems with water, sewage and waste disposal. · to conclude, before embarking on your trip, health insurance to include, in addition to the coverage of medical costs, including any return air health or transfer in any other country.

Climate

hot and muggy tropical climate with cyclone-potential, especially between November and may. The rainy season runs from November to April.

Viability

Licence International driving licence for a maximum of 14 days. Transport Drive on the left. Roads maintenance and are therefore suffer flooding in case of heavy rains. There are frequent cases of accidents caused by drivers driving. Car insurance If you rent a vehicle it is recommended to take out insurance.

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