Tonga : Travel

Traveller information

Immigration and customs: 

Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of departure. Visas are required by most Commonwealth nationals.

Travel within the country: 

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.

Travel health: 

Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include dengue fever, hepatitis A and hepatitis B.

There were 47,000 tourist arrivals in 2012.