Travel Summary

TRAVEL INFORMATION: Accommodation and Travel form and travel dates must be completed online for transportation to be arranged before your arrival into Pohnpei.

 GROUND TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM ALL HOTELS TO CONFERENCE VENUES: PUC will be providing free transportation to and from the hotel and between the conference venues during the conference week. Please look out for the name of your hotel on the buses.

GROUND TRANSFER FROM POHNPEI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Pohnpei International Airport is an airport located on Pohnpei Islands, the main island of Pohnpei State. It is close to the capital of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Shuttle services should be prearranged for transfers to and from the airport by the delegates with the hotels of their choices; delegates are to check with their respective hotels when making bookings as this is a charged service.

ACCESS TO POHNPEI

GUAM ⇔ POHNPEI (transit Chuuk) : about 2h30m
(Island hopper line from Hawaii) KOSRAE ⇔ POHNPEI: about 1hour

United Airline service Between GUAM and POHNPEI (State: POHNPEI Island), and Between HAWAII and POHNPEI.

AIRLINE SERVICES:

Please refer to links below for the monthly flight schedules;

(This will be provided once available)

  1. Sunset View Car Rental

Nanpohnmal Rd, Kolonia

Pohnpei

Tel: +691 320 4908

Website: http://www.sunsetviewcarrental.com/

  1. Kaselehlie Rental

Kolonia

Pohnpei

Tel: +691 320 4555

  1. Budget Car Rental

Tel: +691 320 8705

  1. Henry’s Car Rental

Tel: +691 320 3245

CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS: All delegates are requested to provide a list of items being shipped to Pohnpei for the event at least a month prior to the conference to ensure timely clearance of these items by PUC. Delegates shipping food or wooden items will need to advise PPA who will then work with PUC to clear these items arrival to Pohnpei. Also these food and wooden items need to have quarantine clearance from the country of origin.

IMMIGRATION & VISA REQUIREMENTS:

Entry requirements

All visitors arriving in the FSM must have and present proof of citizenship or nationality by possessing a valid passport or other travel document issued by the government of the country of citizenship or nationality. The document must be valid for at least 120 days beyond the date of entry into the FSM. Citizens and nationals of the FSM, Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the United States may prove citizenship or nationality by possessing a passport, birth certificate or FSM entry permit.

Upon arrival, all non-citizens without a valid entry permit must present a completed “FSM Immigration Arrival and Departure Record.” This form is furnished by a carrier prior to arrival at the point of entry.

Those wishing to visit the FSM for a period exceeding 30 days must also complete an entry permit. A permit is not required for a person visiting the FSM for 30 days or less.

Every visitor must demonstrate the ability to travel onward beyond the FSM and to leave the FSM at the end of the visit. This can be shown by possession of a return or onward ticket to a destination outside of the FSM to a place where his or her travel documents will allow entry. At the discretion of the Chief of Immigration & Labor, in lieu of a ticket, the visitor may present any other form of proof to show that the non-citizen will be able to leave the FSM upon expiration of the visit or otherwise.

Citizens and nationals of the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the United States may be issued an entry permit for the duration of the visit which shall not exceed one year. All other noncitizens may be issued an entry permit for an additional period not to exceed 60 days. All non-citizens, other than visitors must have their entry permits applied for prior to arrival in the FSM. The Entry Permit application can be downloaded here. Other restrictions apply for these categories. For more information, see the General Guide below or contact the FSM agencies (Government office) in the list provided.

DUTY FREE ALLOWANCES:

One of the most important things to check up on when planning a visit to a country is its customs laws and banned items. Pohnpei has a reasonable limit for duty-free items if you are over the age of 18.

  • 600 cigarettes or 454g of cigars
  • Perfume for personal use only
  • 2L alcohol beverages

DRESS ATTIRE FOR THE CONFERENCE: Casual light weight clothing.

POHNPEI DRIVING LICENCE: Drivers must hold a full license. Limit of minimal period of holding a license might be required. See the rate details of individual Pohnpei Airport car rental offers. If the national driver license of the renter is not in Roman alphabet, an International Driver’s License (IDL) might be required. International driver’s license must be accompanied by the driver’s original domestic driving license.

 

International Driving License

Please check with your car hire supplier, if international driving license is required in Federated States of Micronesia. The International Driving License (IDL) is recognized worldwide as a document that identifies its holder as a licensed driver in countries with different official language than your domestic license was issued. You must also provide a National Driver’s License together with the international license, otherwise it may not be accepted.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Please contact Reena Suliana, PPA Secretariat on Tel: (679) 3306 022 or send an email to: ppa@ppa.org.fj.