Micronesia (Federated States of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Info | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups / Organisations

History of Relations

Diplomatic relations were established on 12 December 1996. The South African High Commissioner based in Canberra is accredited to Micronesia. FSM is a member of the Commonwealth and the United Nations. It is also member of the Pacific Islands Forum, the South Pacific Forum and the South Pacific Commission as well as a member of G77 and IMF.

Micronesia is spread over two thousand tiny tropical islands scattered over more than 701 sq kms. The country is divided into four states and the estimated population is more than 113,000.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Micronesia

The South African High Commission in Canberra, Australia may be contacted.

H E Mr M C J Van Schalkwyk
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African High Commission

Micronesia Representation in South Africa

No Representation

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

Refer to the South African High Commission in Canberra, Australia.

Health Requirements

The preventative measures you need to take while travelling in the South Pacific region depend on the areas you visit and the length of time you stay. A certificate of yellow fever vaccination may be required for entry into certain of these countries if you are coming from a tropical South American or sub-Saharan African country. For detailed information see Yellow Fever Comprehensive Vaccination Requirements.

Recommended Vaccines (as appropriate for Age and Area visited)

  • Hepatitis A or immune globulin(IG)
  • Rabies, if you might be exposed to wild or domestic animals through your work or recreation
  • Typhoid, particularly if you are visiting developing countries in this region
As needed, booster doses for tetanus-diphtheria and measles, and a one-time dose of polio for adults. Hepatitis B vaccine is now recommended for all infants and for children 11-12 years of age who did not receive the series as infants.

See your doctor at least 4-6 weeks before your trip to allow time for shots to take effect.

With regard to the COVID-19 situation, travelling to Micronesia should rather be avoided. Should travelling to Micronesia be necessary, travellers must be fully vaccinated before their travel dates.

For more health information for travellers to the South Pacific, go to Travelers' Health, https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/micronesia?s_cid=ncezid-dgmq-travel-single-001

Climate Info

Tropical, with little seasonal variation. Average temperatures year round are high with 70% humidity, depending on the island.

For up-to-date weather information, go to CNN.com Weather.

Currency Info

US Dollars are used throughout Micronesia.

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

Although South Africa is non-residentially accredited to Micronesia, the two countries do not have a Structured Bilateral Mechanism under which they evaluate and monitor bilateral relations.

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Micronesia, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No Information


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