Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of departure. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals.
Traffic drives on the left. Visitors wishing to drive will need a driving permit, which can be purchased on presentation of a foreign driving licence at the Police Traffic Department in Nuku’alofa.
Ferry services operate between the islands. Minibuses run throughout Tongatapu. Taxis and chauffeur-driven cars are also available.
Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include dengue fever, hepatitis A and hepatitis B.
There were 47,000 tourist arrivals in 2012.