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Tonga is an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, to the south of Samoa. This Polynesian Kingdom is comprised of over 170 islands, many which are uninhabited.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Tonga
Schengen area nationals may enter Tonga without a visa and stay for up to 90 days. Chinese nationals may enter Tonga without a visa for 30 days. Nationals from many countries are granted a free visa on arrival. However, this is not extended to all other countries so please contact the Tongan embassy to check the specific requirements for your country. Please be sure to check the visa requirements before you book your air ticket as a visa must be obtained before departure for nationals of specific countries.
Things/Items Allowed into Tonga
Visitors to Tonga are permitted to import 250 individual cigarettes, 2.25 liters of spirits or 4.5 liters of wine or beer and personal effects such as clothing.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Tonga
・Goods Restricted by Tongan Law
・Tongan Cultural Articles
Things/Items Forbidden into Tonga
・Toxic or Hazardous Waste
・Unlicensed Firearms and Ammunition
Voice of Travelers to Tonga
I bought an air ticket and used New Zealand Airlines to travel to Tonga. I had heard about the wonderful scenery in Tonga and wanted to have a personalized experience there. So I bought an air ticket to visit Vava'u Island in Tonga. My ticket took me directly to swim with whales in the ocean. The air ticket gave me a wonderful exposure. Tonga has underwater caves and it was fun jumping off the boat to swim and see them. To get to Vava'u island in Tonga, we needed to get an air ticket to the main island Tongatapu and then get another air ticket to connect to Vava'u island in Tonga. I used Real Tonga airlines from Tonga. The aircraft, Xian MA60, had great services, good meals and snacks, and refreshing drinks. The flight attendants were kind. It was nice traveling to Vava'u Island in Tonga. Get your air ticket to Tonga today.
I traveled to Tonga after buying a plane ticket with Air New Zealand. The flight was wonderful and enjoyable, from the comfort of the seats to the music and the meal service provided. The ticket landed us at Fua'amota International airport. I liked the people of Tonga and I definitely experienced Tonga as the "Crown Jewel of the South Pacific". The ticket allowed me to take photos of beautiful landscapes, including palm and banana trees. The ticket was worth it to see rare seabirds like Grey Noddies, marine wildlife including dolphins, and coral gardens full of colored fish, manta rays, giant clams and sea turtles. We enjoyed swimming and diving at the white sandy beaches in Tonga. Tonga has a high number of friendly dogs especially if you are nice to them. For us, the ticket price was certainly worth it.
Tonga Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the weather like in Tonga?
A. May through October is the dry season, and it is usually hot and dry during this time. November through April is the wet season and there are tropical storms during this time.
Q. Can I exchange currency in Tonga?
A. Yes, there are banks and ATM machines at Tonga's International airport Nuku'alofa. Tonga's currency is Pa'anga. Every major town in Tonga also has banks where you can buy or sell foreign currency. Banks are open during the day and ATM machines run for 24 hours. There is always an attendant and security at the ATM machines to assist visitors with transactions. Visitors can use MasterCards to withdraw money from the ATM machines.
Tonga - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Fua'amotu International Airport in Tonga ・Air New Zealand International Airport (New Zealand)
・Virgin International Airport (Australia )
・Fiji International Airport
・Sydney International Airport
・Auckland International Airport
Flight Routes to Tonga
Fua'amotu Airport is located in Tongatapu, which is about an hour and a half away from the capital city of Tonga, Nuku'alofa. Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Talofa Airways and Fiji Airways all fly to Fua'amotu Airport. However, there a limited amount of flights every week. Please note that there are not many inbound or outbound flights and plan accordingly before booking your air ticket.