Kiribati does not operate any dedicated immigration detention facilities. Instead, foreigners who have committed immigration offences may be detained at a motel, hotel, or guesthouse at the cost of the individual passenger, their agent, or their employer. Those who cannot afford accommodation will be detained in a State Prison Facility. As of September 2020, Kiribati remained one of only a small handful of countries that had yet to report any Covid-19 cases.
- Kiribati Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration, “Immigration”, Kiribati Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration, 2020, https://www.mfa.gov.ki/immigration/
- The World Bank, “COVID-19 Prevention Drives Boost for Public Health in Kiribati,” The World Bank, 26 June 2020, https://reliefweb.int/report/kiribati/covid-19-prevention-drives-boost-public-health-kiribati
- Aerial View of Kiribati (https://www.teriin.org/article/kiribati-land-no-tomorrow)