COVID-19 entry restrictions for Tonga
Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Tonga’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.
Travelling from and returning to the UK
Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
Tonga is currently subject to two States of Emergencies and National COVID-19 Lockdown Restrictions. See the Coronavirus page.
If you’re planning travel to Tonga, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) guidance on foreign travel insurance.
For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.
The effects of the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunami on 15 January continues to impact a number of Tongan islands. The telecommunications infrastructure was damaged and will take some time to restore. We advise you to continue to follow the advice of the Tongan authorities as further eruptions, ash falls or tsunamis could occur.
The tropical cyclone season in Tonga normally runs from November to April but cyclones can occur throughout the year. Severe weather may result in flooding, landslides, road closures and disruption to essential services and infrastructure. You should monitor local and international weather updates from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), from the Tonga Meteorological Service, in local newspapers and on Radio Tonga 1 and 2 on 1017 AM and 90 FM, and follow the advice of the local authorities including any evacuation orders. See our Tropical cyclones page for further advice about what to do if you are caught up in a storm. See Natural disasters
Consular support is limited in Tonga. However, the British High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand can provide consular support to British nationals.
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Tonga, attacks cannot be ruled out. See Terrorism
Most visits to Tonga are trouble free. The crime rate is relatively low. However, petty crime and theft do take place. You should remain vigilant, especially at night. See Crime.
UK health authorities have classified Tonga as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.