Nauru Travel Guide


Official name of the state

Republic of Nauru.




As a country located in Oceania listed on neovideogames, Nauru is located west of Kiribati in the South Pacific. The coral island is surrounded by a reef that is visible at low tide. There is no deep-water port, but offshore anchorages are said to be in the deepest waters in the world. A fertile coastal strip separates the coral-streaked beaches from the interior. Here is a 60 m high coral cliff, behind which a high-grade phosphate plateau rises. With the exception of a tiny area on the bank of a shallow lagoon, this region is uninhabited; a few shrub-like trees form the only vegetation.


Republic (in Commonwealth) since 1968. Constitution of 1968. Parliament: Legislative Council with 18 members elected for three years. Independent since 1968 (former UN trust territory).

Head of state

Baron Waqa, since June 2013.


110/240 V, 50 Hz.

Time zone

Nauru Time: CET +13

Nauru Travel Guide



1 Australian dollar = 100 cents. Currency abbreviation: A $, AUD (ISO code). There are banknotes in denominations of A $ 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5, coins in denominations of A $ 2 and 1 as well as 50, 20, 10 and 5 cents.

Credit cards

Hardly accepted, but sometimes in hotels. American Express and Diners Club are preferred.

ec / Maestro card / Sparcard

In Nauru itself there is no possibility to withdraw money with an ec card, but in Australia you can withdraw enough money with an ec card.

Attention: Travelers who pay abroad with their bank customer card and want to withdraw money should find out about the possibilities of using their card from their bank before starting their journey.

Foreign exchange regulations

The import and export of local and foreign currencies is unlimited and must be declared. A permit from the Bank of Nauru is required to export cash amounts over A $ 2,500, otherwise heavy fines can be expected.

Currency Exchange

There are no banks on Nauru, so it is not possible to exchange foreign currencies. Before entering Australia, enough cash should be exchanged and withdrawn.



The official languages are Nauruan and English.




The following articles can be imported into Nauru duty-free:

200 cigarettes or 500 g tobacco (people aged 16 and over);
2 l alcoholic beverages (people aged 21 and over);
Perfume for personal use.

Export restrictions

An export license is required for Nauruan works of art.

Prohibited imports

Guns of all kinds, ammunition, drugs and pornographic material.


Business etiquette

Formal wear is only required on very special occasions. English and French are spoken almost everywhere. The best time for business visits is from May to October.

Business hours:
Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1.30 p.m.-4.30 p.m.


Bank of Nauru
PO Box 298, Civic Center, Nauru.
Tel: 444 32 38, 444 32 67, 444 32 41.

Business contacts

Bank of Nauru
PO Box 298, Civic Center, Nauru.
Tel: 444 32 38, 444 32 67, 444 32 41.



Dial-up remote service.


AMPS network. Not compatible with GSM cell phones.


Internet provider is VPM Internet Services. There is an internet café on the island and some hotels also offer internet access.

Post Office

Airmail to Europe takes up to a week.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.



The service in state shops and the quality of the goods are poor. Choice and quality are better in Chinese stores. There is no duty; electrical appliances, cigarettes and alcohol are therefore inexpensive.



The nightlife takes place mainly in restaurants and bars. The only cinema is at the southern end of the island.




Christians, predominantly Protestants (66%), Catholic minority (33%).

Social rules of conduct

The atmosphere is casual, European customs and traditions are perfectly compatible with local traditions. Tips are rarely expected.


Best travel time

Maritime equatorial climate, which is tempered by northeast trade winds from March to October. Most of the precipitation falls from November to February.


Area code +674 Area (square km) 21 Population 9540 Population density (per square km) 454 Population in 2015 Member of the EU No main emergency number 111

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