The Nauruan passport is currently ranked 61st place on the Guide Passport Index. It provides visa-free access to 87 countries. This grants it an overall medium mobility score. Nauruan passport holders have visa-free access and visas on arrival to countries such as Singapore, Russia, the United Kingdom, Kenya and Israel. Nauruan citizens require a visa to enter about 142 destinations. This high visa requirement results in a medium-low mobility score and entails major trip preparations before traveling. Some countries where a visa is required are China, the United States and the entire European Union.
The Nauru passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by adding up the number of countries that allow Nauru passport holders to enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Nauru passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). There are currently a total of 56 Nauru passport visa-free countries, 29 Nauru visa-on-arrival countries, and 2 eTA destinations.
Altogether, Nauru passport holders can enter a total of 87 destinations—either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Nauru passport ranks 61 in the world.
Separate from these Nauru visa-free countries and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 142 additional destinations which Nauru passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).
The Republic of Nauru a former Australian colony consisting of 14 districts. The most important districts are Denigomodu, Meneng and Aiwo. The country is an island nation situated in Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean just south of the Marshall Islands with only 21 square kilometers. The country’s terrain consists of a phosphate plateau in the center surrounded by a fertile ring and beach. Its climate is mostly tropical, from November to February it’s the monsoon rainy season.
The overall population is approximately 10,834 people. The capital of the country is Yaren. The most populous city however with 2,827 inhabitants is Denigomodu. The country’s largest international airport is Nauru International Airport (INU). It is the only airport on the island and also hosts the national carrier Nauru Airlines. The airport provides access to Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and Australia.
Nauruan culture is dominated by western influence and almost all traditions have disappeared. The highest percentage religion is Protestantism. The official language is Nauruan. The Nauruan legal system is a mix based on the English common law and the customary law. The government form is a parliamentary republic. The chef of state and the head of government is President Lionel Aingimea. Elections are held every 3 years.
The official currency is the Australian Dollar (AUD), which has a current exchange rate of AUD 1.44 per USD. The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $160 million, making it the second smallest economy in Oceania. Its citizens have a per capita income of $12,052. The GDP is mostly made up of the services and industry sector. The only sources of income for the country are the extraction of phosphate and fish. Although phosphate reserves will run out in 30 years, the government is trying to secure income by investing in trust funds.
The Republic of Nauru has only limited tourism attractions and destinations. It is known for its vast beaches, phosphate mining sites and marine wildlife. Some of the major destinations include the Anibare Bay, the central plateau, the Japanese Guns , the Government and Parliament House, the Moqua Well and the Buada Lagoon. The main tourist activities are fishing, scuba diving and hiking. The island nation has a total of only 200 tourists visiting every year with the majority originating from Australia. Tourism is therefore still in its earliest steps of development.