Visa and entry requirements Micronesia:
Passport required
No visa is required

Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Micronesia:

The Federated States of Micronesia is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean with a population of around 110,000. Micronesia consists of the individual states Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae, which also speak completely different languages.

The seven official languages of the island state are English, Kosraean, Yapese, Chuukese, Woleaian, Ulithic and Pohnpean. The US dollar is used everywhere as a means of payment.

According to statistics, the predominantly Christian population of Micronesia, along with the residents of Nauru and the Marshall Islands, are among the fattest people in the world.

As a developing country, the economy of the Federated States of Micronesia is mainly characterized by US support, the sale of fishing licenses, phosphate mining, fishing itself, agriculture and little tourism.

The capital of Micronesia is Palikir on the island of Pohnpei with a population of around 9,000. Although the city itself only consists of a few government buildings and is completely quiet on weekends, this population figure is always stated everywhere. Palikir is actually a similar artificial capital to the even smaller example of Palau.

The main attractions in Micronesia include the ancient ruins of Man Madol, Sokehs Rock, Kepirohi Waterfall, Aal Pools Nature Reserve, rock carvings, Liduduhniap Waterfalls and the ancient capital of Kolonia on Pohnpei Island, the Grand Canyon , the Heart of Mary Cathedral, the Cultural Center, the Art Museum, Sunset Park, the old Japanese plane wreck and the huge stone money on Yap Island, the diving paradise in Truk Lagoon and the nature reserve of Kuop Atoll of Chuuk State , the Blue Hole, the ancient ruins on Lelu Island, the countless Ka trees in the Yela Valley Nature Reserve, the Marine Park, the diving area at Hiroshi's Point on Kosrae Island, the church, the botanical garden, the Colonia Bridge and the Tamilyog hiking trail on Yap and Mount Pwusehn Malek on Pohnpei.

In January 2019 I traveled to the state of Pohnpei in Micronesia as part of my big Pacific tour. The island is completely atypical compared to all other Pacific islands. Due to the predominantly tropical rainforest, it often rains here and there are no beaches.

During my three-day stay, I undertook an extensive tour of the largest city, Kolonia, on the first day and a full-day, complete island tour on the following day, for 70 US dollars. The highlights in what is probably the poorest Pacific region were the visits to the world heritage site of Man Madol, the impressive Kepirohi Waterfall and the unique Eel Lake.

It feels like the island of Pohnpei consists only of banana trees and coconut palms, the likes of which I have never seen in such abundance anywhere in the world. In addition, it is teeming with countless stray dogs, an extreme abundance of which is rare anywhere in the world. Nowhere else in the world had I ever seen so many car wrecks on the side of the road as there on Pohnpei. Particularly striking and funny is that the teeth of the local population are mostly made of gold and silver and are therefore used as jewelry, so for me the Russians are no longer unique in the world in this respect.

The island is also super cheap, everything is pleasantly cheap in contrast to the neighboring islands, for example each taxi ride only costs 1 US dollar.

So if you want to experience a slightly different South Sea island, Pohnpei and Micronesia are the perfect place for you. Due to the frequent rains and the constant rainforest, the temperatures are somewhat cooler than on the rest of the surrounding Pacific islands.

After two nights in Kolonia, I continued on to the Marshall Islands with the famous island hop of the American airline United.