FCO Travel Advice for - Pitcairn (British Overseas Territory)

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  • Pitcairn Island is a British Overseas Territory. There is no formal British diplomatic representation. In the event of any problems, contact the Governor’s representative on island. Consular and medical assistance is extremely limited.

  • If you wish to stay on Pitcairn for two weeks or more, or are travelling with children, you must contact the Pitcairn Island Office in Auckland before making any plans to travel. See Entry Requirements.

  • There is no access to the island by air. A regular shipping service operates between Pitcairn and Mangareva. Transfer to and from the island is by longboat and can be dangerous in poor weather. There are no hotels but self-catering and homestay accommodation is available.

  • There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. Medical facilities are limited. See Health.