Tonga Travel Vaccines and Advice
The Tonga Islands in Polynesia are dream places for relaxing. Given their geographical position bordering the Indian Ocean, they boast the most beautiful beaches in the world. Not only will you catch glimpses of sloths lounging in the trees, but you will also be able to dive to see the whales on the coastline. If you are hoping for a tranquil holiday, the small island of Eua with its endless stretch of coastline caters to your needs. Tonga also has a rich historical heritage, showcased with its modern and colonial architecture best experienced by strolling through urban areas. History enthusiasts should visit the 12th-century Victorian Royal Palace of the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua. The business district is also worth a visit, as is Mu’a which is home to intriguing royal tombs and stone pyramids.
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Medical Care in Tonga
Whilst medical care is sufficient in Tonga, be aware that Public hospitals are limited to treating common illnesses. If you would like a better quality of care, you should seek treatment from private health centers. For instance, the German Clinic provides all types of care. Another option for quality care is the Prince Wellington Ngu Talau Hospital.
In main cities, you can easily access drugs and basic medical supplies in both pharmacies and hospitals. If you require more specific medication, you will need to bring it yourself with your medicine kit.
In the event of a medical emergency call 933, but note that you will need to undertake medical evacuation by air for more serious medical problems or accidents.
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Is Tonga Safe for Travel?
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Tonga?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Tonga for trips under 30 days. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of departure.
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Embassy of Canada to Tonga information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Australian High Commission to Tonga (NUKU’ALOFA)
Tel.: 676 23-244
Fax: 676 23-243
Please note that this is the Australian Embassy located in Tonga. Support can be provided to Canadians from this Embassy.
Canadian High Commission to New Zealand (WELLINGTON)
Level 11, 125 The Terrace,
Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Tel.: +64 4 473-9577
Fax: +64 4 471-2082
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in New Zealand.