Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Country Affected:


Advisory Issued: 

March 18, 2020

On March 11, 2020, the Department of State allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. Government employees and all eligible family members due to stringent travel restrictions that affect commercial flights.

As of March 18, 2020, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), but the country’s health system has limited capacity for handling an outbreak.  A recent reduction in commercial flights and difficulty in arranging medevac flights may make it difficult or impossible to seek medical evacuation.  Travelers should consider these factors and their health before traveling to the FSM and follow the Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines for the prevention of coronavirus if they decide to travel.

The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia has announced several precautionary measures including:

  • Persons traveling to the FSM directly or indirectly, either by air or sea, from anywhere in the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, since January 6, 2020 are banned from entering the FSM.
  • Persons traveling to the FSM from a country, jurisdiction, or area with a confirmed COVID-19 case are not allowed to enter the FSM unless they have stayed in a country state or territory without COVID-19 for a period of no less than 14 days.
  • As of March 7, persons with travel originating from Guam may enter the FSM.
  • FSM airport officials are checking the temperature of all arriving passengers.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to the FSM:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to the Travel Advisory Level due to transportation restrictions.

See the full advisory at the U.S. Department of State Website. 

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