Tonga travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Tonga with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Tonga.

Tonga travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Tonga with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Tonga - quick facts
Time difference UK +13 hours
Language(s) Tongan, English
Currency Tongan Pa'anga
Electricity I plug (240V)
Driving side Left

Why visit Tonga?

Considering a holiday to the Tonga? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for beaches or culture to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

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Tonga weather

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The Tonga weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Nuku'alofa.

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Tonga travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Tonga from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Tonga.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Tonga travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Tonga with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Tonga, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Tonga covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Tonga with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Tonga travel features

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Tonga FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Tonga including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Tonga due to Covid-19?

Tonga is open to fully vaccinated travellers only from the UK.

Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out Ministry of Health, Tonga for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Tonga?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Tonga. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Tonga and the UK?

The time difference between Tonga and the UK is UK time+13 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Tonga?

The main languages spoken in Tonga are Tongan and English.

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What is the currency in Tonga?

The currency in Tonga is the Tongan Pa'anga (TOP).

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Which plugs are used in Tonga?

Tonga uses electrical plug type I (240 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Tonga?

They drive on the left side of the road in Tonga.

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