The Federated States of Micronesia consist of four major island groups, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae and Yap situated in the North Pacific Ocean (often referred to as the Caroline Islands) and have a total surface area of 700 sq kms spread over 2.6 million sq kms of the western Pacific. The 607 islands vary from high mountainous terrain to coral atolls. Fishing and farming provide income but the USA supports the islands. Tourist attractions include diving, especially on war-time wrecks in Chuuk, and ancient ruins in Pohnpei.

The climate is tropical with heavy year-round rainfall and occasional typhoons.

Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Scuba Diving

Consider have a review Diving Medical if your last one was a while ago – medical conditions and medications change over time and it is important to ensure that you keep up to date.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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