The two public hospitals are on Majuro and Ebeye. A medical center is also available on Kwajalein. There are pharmacies on most islands. It is recommended to take out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance. Check ebizdir for more information.
For more information see Health in the main entry Pacific Islands of Micronesia.
Dengue fever, which is transmitted by mosquito bites, occurs nationwide. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Filariasis, which is also transmitted by mosquitoes, must be expected nationwide. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. Vaccination against measles is compulsory on the Marshall Islands.
Foreigners wishing to stay in the country longer than 30 days may be required to have an HIV test. Short-term changes to this provision are possible at any time.
1 US dollar = 100 cents. Currency code: US$, USD (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of US$100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins come in denominations of $1, 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cent, but only banknotes are in circulation. Coins only exist as commemorative coins. In addition, the Japanese yen is accepted as a means of payment on many islands.
With common credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard and American Express, cashless payments can be made in hotels, restaurants and larger shops. Withdrawals from ATMs in Majuro and Kwajalein are possible without any problems.
Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.
Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Travelers checks can be cashed in the Marshall Islands at the Bank of Marshall Islands.
Bank opening hours
- General: Mon-Thu 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Foreign exchange regulations
No restrictions. Amounts equivalent to US$10,000 or more must be declared.
Foreign currencies can be easily exchanged during bank opening hours. ATMs are available outside of these hours.
|Code||Symbol||Exchange rates (no guarantee)|
|USD||U.S$||1 EUR = 1.04 US$
1 CHF = 1.24 US$
1 USD = 1.00 US$