Norfolk Island

Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws and special circumstances in Australia or Norfolk Island.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html

Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport is valid at the date of their entering the country. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp 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

None (territory of Australia); US citizens may call US Dept of State (202)-501-4444 for emergencies; +(61) (2) 9373-9200; EMER: +(61) (2) 4422-2201; US Consulate General Sydney, MLC Centre, Level 10, 19-29 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

Telephone Code

672

Local Emergency Phone

Ambulance: 911; Fire: 955; Police: 977

Vaccinations

See WHO recommendations

http://www.who.int/

Climate

Subtropical; mild, little seasonal temperature variation

Currency (Code)

Australian dollars (AUD)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

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

Plug Type I

Major Languages

English, Norfolk, Fijian

Major Religions

Protestant 46.8%, Roman Catholic 12.6%, other Christian 2.9%

Time Difference

UTC+11 (16 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Potable Water

Yes, but some opt for bottled water

International Driving Permit

Suggested

Road Driving Side

Left

Tourist Destinations

Emily Bay; Norfolk Island Cemetery; St Barnabas Chapel; Kingston Pier; Kingston & Arthur's Vale Historic Area; Fletcher's Mutiny Cyclorama; Pitcairn Settlers Village

Major Sports

Soccer

Cultural Practices

Most shops close on Wednesday, Saturday afternoons, and all day Sunday.

Tipping Guidelines

Tip restaurant staff between 10-15% of the bill if the service is good. Tip taxi drivers around 10%. Bellhops usually received about $2 (USD) per bag.

Souvenirs

Hand-woven cloth items, woven baskets, carved statues, landscape art


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: Tuesday, May 10, 2022