Northern Mariana Islands Quick Guide

What vaccinations do I need?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Northern Mariana Islands are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel?

Best time to visit?

The best time to visit the Northern Mariana Islands is during the dry season from December to February when the precipitation is moderate. The coldest period of the year has pleasant temperatures that average between 73°F (22.8°C) to 81°F (27.2°C).

Do I need a Visa?

Visas for the Northern Mariana Islands are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 90 days

See which forms you may need for entry into Northern Mariana Islands.

What currency do i need?

The official currency of Northern Mariana Islands is the United States Dollar (USD). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Northern Mariana Islands you can grab amazing United States Dollar deals via (GBP to USD).

What about the wildlife?

Marianas Flying Fox Fruit Bats, Golden White Eye, Marianas Nightingale Reed Warbler and Mariana fruit dove

What is the traditional food?

Chamorro food? The local dish eskabeche consists of fried fish and vegetables marinated in a vinegar sauce. Chicken dishes include kelaguen, a mixture of mincemeat, lemons, shredded coconut, onions, and peppers; chicken estufao, stewed chicken served with rice and salad; and morcizas, a garlicky stuffed, stewed chicken neck.

What Languages are spoken?

English, Chamorro and Carolinian are the official languages. Japanese and Korean are widely spoken. You can learn some basic Chamorro before you travel to Northern Mariana Islands and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip?

The currency in Northern Mariana Islands is the United States Dollar (97% of the people in the Northern Mariana Islands average tipping percentage in restaurants is between 10% to 18%.).

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Useful Numbers

  • Police: No phone number available
  • Ambulance: No phone number available
  • Fire: No phone number available
  • UK Embassy: +1 310 789 0031

Time Difference

The GMT time difference is 9 hours

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