Micronesia (FSM)

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Region: Micronesia

Pandemic Travel Alert

FULLY CLOSED

Most recent update: 2021-07-30 - General entry ban remains, but now additional categories of citizens eligible for repatriation

Entry

General Policy
  1. As of 8 April 2020, disembarkation of passengers from international commercial air carriers is prohibited in all four FSM States.
  2. On 24 May 2021, the President's office revealed that 14 citizens submitted a complaint in FSM court challenging the President's authority to close the borders. The court recognized that the president did have the authority to declare a public health emergency, but allowed the complaint to move forward in part on the grounds that the border shutdown may have impaired the right of citizens to return or reside to their home country. “...a right that appears to be inherent in the concept of citizenship or nationality and human rights” the court wrote.
  3. On 29 July 2021, the Declaration of Public Health Emergency (which expires 30 September 2021) was amended. In addition to the existing categories of FSM citizens who are medical patients and capacity-building personnel, now citizens who are non-medical professionals (including teachers, consultants, engineers) are eligible for entry into the FSM on a case-by-case basis.
Sources:
  1. FSM National Government
  2. “ FSM border closure leaves some citizens to submit a complaint about being stranded on Guam”
  3. “Covid-19 vaccines now mandatory for FSM citizens”

COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

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Exit

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Other

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Pre-pandemic visa rules

Requirements

Passport Validity
120 days
Other Documents
Proof of onward travel
Transit
- Transit without visa for holders of a confirmed onward ticket for a flight operated by the same carrier to a third country on the same calendar day. Must have documents required for the next destination.
Dual Nationality
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. An entry permit is not required for a stay of 30 days or less.
  2. For a stay longer than 30 days, an entry permit is required. The permit may be issued for the duration of the stay, which cannot exceed one year.
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