Nauru Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
malaria no
Typhoid & Polio Yes
cholera no
yellow fever 1
Eat Drink 2


The medical facilities on Nauru are sufficient for everyday health problems. If a hospital stay or a transfer to Australia is necessary, costs of several thousand euros can be incurred. Doctors and hospitals often require immediate cash payment for medical services. It is strongly advisable to take out suitable foreign travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance. Check ebizdir for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required from all travelers (including transit passengers) who want to enter within 6 days of staying in the infection areas designated by the WHO and are over one year old. [2] Tap water is usually chlorinated and relatively clean, but mild stomach upset may occur. Bottled water, which is available everywhere, is therefore recommended for the first few weeks of your stay. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Meat, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables can be consumed with confidence.

Other risks

Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs. An effective insect repellent is recommended. There is a nationwide risk of filariasis, which is also transmitted by mosquitoes. 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.



1 Australian dollar = 100 cents. Currency code: A$, AUD (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of A$100, 50, 20, 10 and 5, coins in denominations of A$2 and 1 and 50, 20, 10 and 5 cents.

Credit cards

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


There are no banks and no ATMs in Nauru.

Travelers cheques

Travelers checks are not accepted in Nauru.

Foreign exchange regulations

The import and export of local currency and foreign currencies is unlimited and must be declared. A permit from the Bank of Nauru is required to take out cash in excess of A$2,500 or face heavy fines.

Currency Exchange

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 Before entering Australia, enough cash should be exchanged and withdrawn.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
Aud A$ 1 EUR = 1.44 A$
1 CHF = 1.71 A$
1 USD = 1.38 A$

Nauru Money