Tonga Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Tonga Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Tonga, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

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.

While traveling to Tonga, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A breathtaking view perfect for relaxation in Tonga

Recommended travel vaccinations for Tonga

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Tonga

MedicationAdditional Information
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

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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.

Is Tonga Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Road safety Poor road conditions; Hazardous driving
Women’s safety Risk present
Health Zika virus and Chikungunya warning
Risk level Normal security precautions
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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)
Street Address:
Salote Road,
Nuku’alofa, Tonga

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.

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Canadian High Commission to New Zealand (WELLINGTON)
Street Address:
Level 11, 125 The Terrace,
Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Tel.: +64 4 473-9577
Fax: +64 4 471-2082

Email: [email protected]

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in New Zealand.

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