Government of Kiribati response to COVID-19



COVID-19 Toll Free Number


Te nambwa ae e aki kabooaki are e kona n reke iai rongorongo ibukin te Covid-19




Kiribati is FREE of COVID-19

Since the WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on 11th March 2020, we are still free of it.

The Government in partnership with its global and regional partners, is monitoring the situation of COVID-19.  Until further notice, our borders will remain close.



We are currently on Level 1


Please familiarise yourself with the alert level described below.


Business as usual with Awareness to all levels of the public at large

Person meet symptoms and travel history. Gatherings are not encouraged and physical spacing between people is 2meters

Person meet case definition and travel history.

  • No face to face customer service
  • Only essential services to be continued
  • Schools closed until further notice
  • Cancel domestic flights except search and rescue, and sea transport. People movement to outer islands banned/suspended
  • Curfew
  • Patrol of small ferry to nearby islands such as Abaiang and Maiana by KPS
  • If proved negative, then all services return back to normal


Person tested positive with COVID-19

  • Response/Action same as Level 3
  • Lock down
  • Government close down only essential services operational
  • Work from home
  • Police to enforce curfew. No public gatherings

COVID-19 transmitted locally

Response/Action same as Level 4. Lockdown



Repatriation for stranded citizens

The Government is preparing to repatriate citizens that are stranded overseas due to the border closure amid COVID-19.  If you are one of those, please submit your information by clicking the link below.

There is a huge risk of importing the coronavirus into Kiribati as a result of the repatriation.  Your patience and compliance is very important to ensure you unite with your family safely.  Please carefully read and understand the information below before submitting your details.


Infectious Disease Regulation

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has published the regulation which outlines the preventative measures to be taken to keep the infectious disease from reaching Kiribati.  The regulation also outlines penalties that can be applied for non-compliance.  Please carefully read and understand it.


Repatriation Process

It is important to understand and observe the repatriation process to ensure you do not miss out on important steps and information required from you.  Should you have any queries regarding the process, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned personnel for assistance.  You may also assist, when necessary anyone who may need clarification on the process.   

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Guideline for Quarantine

The mandatory quarantine of 14 days will be applied to every person coming from a repatriation.  There are designated locations for quarantine that will be a strict monitored 24/7 to ensure that everyone is comply with safety rules and practices.  Understanding the guideline is required as part of the repatriation.

Now that you have presumably read and understand the information above, please proceed to submit your information.

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What you need to know


COVID-19 is an illness caused by a new virus. There is no vaccination or cure yet. Find out about the disease, how it spreads, who is at risk, what to do if you think you have it, and what resources and support are available to you.

How to prepare and protect yourself

COVID-19 has not been reported in Kiribati but nonetheless if is important to know and understand the basic information so you can prepare and protect yourself better if the virus ever reaches our shores

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What to do if you think you are sick

If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.

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What are the symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses). read more

Who are at highest risk

COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

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What is social distancing

Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping a safe space between yourself and other people who are not from your household. To practice social or physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

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