Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Majuro, Marshall Islands

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Majuro, Marshall Islands (April 3, 2023)

Location: Republic of the Marshall Islands, countrywide

Event:  The RMI has declared a state of emergency due to the suspension of Asia Pacific Airlines, the primary air freight cargo carrier for the county.  This suspension has led to a shortage of necessary medical supplies and medications available at hospitals and from doctors.  Until regular air freight service is reestablished, visitors should anticipate a limited availability of medical supplies.

Actions to Take: 

  • Ensure you have sufficient medicine before traveling.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Make contingency plans to leave in event of emergency.
  • Get medical evacuation insurance – medical evacuations from RMI to Hawaii start at $50,000.
  • Monitor local news for updates for when cargo flights might restart.