COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: February 3, 2021

Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information:

  • The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has one confirmed COVID-19 border case.

  • United Airlines is servicing the FSM with limited flights for departing passengers only. (Contact United Airlines for additional information)

  • United Airlines suspended all outbound international pet shipments. (Contact United Airlines for additional information)

  • United Airlines continues to provide limited outbound human remain shipments for the FSM. (Contact United Airlines for additional information)

  • Travelers should be prepared for the possibility that United Airlines could reduce/suspend service to the FSM on short notice.

  • Air Niugini suspended service on February 13, 2020 to the FSM due to low passenger demand.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • As of January 2021, the FSM’s ban on passenger disembarkations at all ports of entry remains in effect until March 31, 2021.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • Are Real-Time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in the Federated States of Micronesia? Yes

  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes

  • Please visit the Public State Hospitals for the COVID-19 Tests.

Waivers to the testing requirement may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when extraordinary emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s health and safety, and testing cannot be completed before travel.  There are no waivers available for individuals who test positive for COVID-19.  Individuals – or air carriers seeking to allow boarding by potentially qualifying individuals – who believe they meet the criteria for a waiver should contact the U.S. Embassy Kolonia at email: and telephone:  +691-320-2187, and provide the information below.  U.S. Embassy Kolonia will submit the request to the CDC for consideration.

The following information must be provided for each passenger seeking a waiver to the testing requirement:

  1. Name (family name/surname, given name), passport number and country

  2. Cell phone number including country code of passenger or head of household if family unit

  3. Email address of passenger or head of household if family unit

  4. U.S. destination address *Is U.S. destination home address?

  5. Departure date

  6. Flight itinerary

  7. Name of submitting entity if different from passenger

  8. Name of company submitting on behalf of passenger(s) (if applicable)

  9. Name of point of contact submitting on behalf of passenger(s) (if applicable)

  10. Phone and email address for POC submitting waiver request on behalf of passenger(s) (if applicable)

  11. Purpose of travel to the U.S. (provide brief explanation of why urgent travel is needed and how travel will contribute to health and safety of passengers(s))

  12. Justification for testing waiver (e.g. no testing available, impact on health and safety)

  13. Documentation to support justification for test waiver, if available (e.g. medical records or orders for medical evacuation)

Local Resources:

  • Chuuk State Hospital

    P.O. Box 400

    Weno, Chuuk FM 96942

    Telephone No. +691 330-7936

  • Kosrae State Hospital

    P.O. Box 127

    Tofol, Kosrae FM 96944

    Telephone No. +691 370-3012

  • Pohnpei State Hospital

    P.O. Box 189

    Kolonia, Pohnpei FM 96941

    Telephone No. +691 320-2213/3805

  • Yap State Hospital

    P.O. Box 148

    Colonia, Yap FM 96943

    Telephone No. +691 350-2110

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