Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Niue. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.

Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least three months after they enter the country even if they do not intend to stay that long. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp or visa that will be required. A visa is required. US citizens will need to get in touch with the country’s embassy or nearest consulate to obtain a visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to visiting the country.

US Embassy/Consulate

There is no U.S. embassy in Niue, but it is served by the U.S. consulate in Auckland, New Zealand. Citigroup Centre, 3rd floor, 23 Customs Street East, Auckland, NZ, Phone: (64) (9) 303-2724, Email:

LGBTQIA+ Travelers

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone



The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Niue: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, COVID-19, and influenza.


Niue is a small island in the South Pacific with a tropical climate. It has warm temperatures, high humidity, and rain throughout the year.

Currency (Code)

Niue Dollar

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): I

Plug Type I

Major Languages

Niuean and English

Major Religions

Ekalesia Niue (Congregational Christian Church of Niue - a Protestant church founded by missionaries from the London Missionary Society)

Time Difference

UTC-11 (6 hours behind Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Potable Water

Opt for bottled water

International Driving Permit

Not required but you will need to obtain a Niue Driver’s License to legally drive a motor vehicle.

Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Talava Arches, Limu Pools, Matapa Chasm, Togo Chasm, Opaahi, Taue i Fupiu Fort, Avaiki Cave, Laufoli Umu Pit, and Alofi

Major Sports

Netball, rugby, soccer, weightlifting

Cultural Practices

Show respect to the local culture by following the local customs concerning clothing, as well as etiquette surrounding church. Wear respectful attire for church. Wave to everyone you pass while driving on the roads. Don't wear swimwear in the town or villages.

Tipping Guidelines

Although it is always appreciated, tipping is not mandatory in Niue.


Niue honey, kahoa hihi (Snail Shell Necklace), organic vanilla, coconut oil, pareu (sarong), carved and woven earrings, woven goods, silver jewelry, and flower garland

Traditional Cuisine

Meals in Niue typically include traditional ingredients, such as taro, cassava, breadfruit, shellfish, fish and the local delicacy uga (coconut crab).

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2023