Kiribati Shopping, Embassy and Communication

Kiribati Shopping, Embassy and Communication



Official languages ​​are I-Kiribati (Gilbertese), an Austronesian language, and English.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

07.03.2022 women’s Day

03/29/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

04/19/2022 National Health Day

07/11/2022 gospel day

07/12/2022 Independence Day

07/12/2022 Senior Citizens Day

08/05/2022 Youth Day

10/10/2022 National Education Day

09.12.2022 Day of Human Rights and Peace

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Christmas


Duty free shopping


The following items can be brought into Kiribati duty-free: 200 cigarettes or 225g of tobacco; 1 liter of spirits and 1 liter of wine (persons aged 21 and over); Perfume for personal use. Valuable personal items must be declared and re-exported. More information is available from

Contact addresses

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Kiribati

(with visa)
(also responsible for Austria and Switzerland)

Mattentwiete 8
+49 (0)40 35 01 370.

After agreement by telephone.


Business etiquette

Ties are only worn on special occasions. Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-12.30 and 13.30-16.15.

Business contacts

German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Inc. (also provides information for Kiribati) 188 Quay Street, Auckland 1010, PO Box 95, Auckland 1140, New Zealand Tel. +64 (0)9 304 01 20. Website:



Self dialing service in the urban areas of Tarawa. Telephone calls abroad usually have to be made via the international operator. Most other islands can be reached by radio telephone.

Mobile phone

GSM 1800 and 900. Network operator is Telecom Service Kiribati Ltd. (Web:


According to, Internet provider is VPM Internet Services. There are currently no internet cafes in Kiribati.

Post office

Airmail to Europe takes up to two weeks; International mail is transported weekly. Post office opening hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-15.00.

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