High Surf Advisory

Please be aware that NOAA Guam has issued a high surf advisory for Majuro that remains in effect for east-facing reefs. Hazardous surf of 10 to 12 feet will persist along east facing shores through Saturday. The advisory goes on to state that coastal inundation of 1 to 2 feet are possible along east facing shores through Saturday, then 2 to 3 feet are possible Saturday night and Sunday. Worse inundation can be expected within 2 hours of high tide, which will occur at local time:

  • Friday at 3:17 AM and 3:25 PM
  • Saturday at 3:44 AM and 3:53 PM
  • Sunday at 4:10 AM and 4:20 PM

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens travelling to or residing in the Marshall Islands enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at www.Travel.State.Gov. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. Embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Regularly monitor the Embassy website, the Country Specific Information for RMI, as well as the Worldwide Caution. You can also stay up to date by bookmarking our Bureau of Consular Affairs website, which also contains current Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips. For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s website.

Contact U.S. Embassy Majuro for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-504-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips.

The U.S. Embassy in Majuro is located on the ocean-side of the island’s major road, approximately two miles east of the airport. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency number for the U.S. embassy is 692-247-4011. Regularly monitor the Embassy’s Website where current and specific information will be posted.