Kiribati - General Info
UTC +12, Canton Island UTC -11, Christmas Island UTC -10.
Voltage : 240 V
Frequency : 50 Hz
Normal office hours are 8am to 4.15pm, Monday to Friday.
Shopping hours are generally 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday and half day on Sundays.
Australian dollar (Aus$)
There are ATMs at branches of the Bank of Kiribati and ANZ in Betio, Bairiki and Bikenibeu (all on Tarawa atoll).
Credit cards have very limited acceptance.
International Dialing Code for Kiribati is +686.
There are internest cafes in South Tarawa and on some of the outer islands.
Air Pacific flies twice a week from Nadi to Tarawa. It also connects Christmas Island once a week from Nadi and Honolulu, as well as a service to Tarawa once a week from Brisbane & Nauru.
Air Kiribati operates domestic flights to the the outer islands in the Gilbert group.
Buses operate on South Tarawa and Christmas Island.
Emergency - Dial 999.
Police - 192
Fire - 193
Ambulance - 194
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June 2015: Clearance and Fees updated by James Ellingford.
June 2015: Publications checked.
November 2016: All formalities checked/updated.
December 2014: Clearance, immigration and fees updated.
June 2013: Update on visiting outer islands from Rory Garland of SY Street Car.
April 2013: Confirmation of formalities from report by Stephen & Selena of SV Westward II.
January 2013: Departure info. updated following report from SY Streetcar.
December 2012: All links checked and updated.
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