How to Enter Tonga

Do I need a passport or visa to enter?

A passport with at least six (6) month validity and an onward/return ticket are required. Visas are not required for stays of up to 30 days. For further information about entry requirements, travelers, particularly those planning to enter by sea, may wish to contact the Embassy of the Kingdom of Tonga located at 250 East 51st Street, New York, NY 10022, telephone 917-369-1024 and 917-369-1025. Tonga also has a Consulate General of Tonga at 360 Post Street, Suite 604, San Francisco, California 94108; telephone 415-781-0365.

Special Travel Circumstances in Tonga

Customs: Tonga’s customs authorities may enforce strict regulations concerning temporary importation into or export from Tonga of items such as firearms, explosives, motor vehicles, eggs, and certain types of alcohol. It is advisable to contact the Tongan Embassy in New York or the Consulate General of Tonga in San Francisco for specific information regarding customs requirements.

Religious Customs: Tonga is a deeply religious country. Many services are not provided and offices routinely closed on Sundays. Many hotels and restaurants do not serve breakfast on Sunday, and tourist activities are limited.

Citizenship Documents: U.S. citizens are encouraged to carry a copy of their U.S. passports with them at all times, so that if questioned by local officials, proof of identity and U.S. citizenship is readily available. U.S. citizens who are detained are encouraged to request that a consular officer from the U.S. Embassy in Fiji be notified.

Cyclone Season: The official cyclone season is November through April. The Fiji Meteorological Service maintains a Tropical Cyclone Warning Center (TCWC) in Nadi serving the Southwest Pacific Region.

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