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Tuvalu, formerly the Ellice Islands, is located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia. Tuvalu lies east-northeast of the Santa Cruz Islands, south of Kiribati, west of Tokelau, northwest of Samoa and north of Fiji.
Visa and Immigration Procedures to Tuvalu
Travelers are required to have a visa to enter Tuvalu and must prove that they have adequate funds to cover expenses during their stay in Tuvalu. Visitors to Tuvalu are advised to apply for a visa before booking an air ticket. To obtain a visa, the Application for Visit / Transit in Tuvalu and other documents must be submitted. Please be sure to check with your embassy for further details.
Things/Items Allowed into Tuvalu
When traveling to Tuvalu you are permitted to bring in 200 cigarettes or 225 grams of tobacco or cigars. Passengers of age 18 years and older are permitted to bring in 1 bottle of spirits and 1 bottle of wine, 1 liter each. Cats and dogs must be accompanied by a veterinarian good health certificate and rabies inoculation certificate issued at the point of origin. Besides the mentioned certifications, an import license is required except for pets arriving from the Australian states of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania or from Fiji, New Zealand or the United Kingdom.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Tuvalu
• Dangerous Drugs
• Endangered Species
Things/Items Forbidden into Tuvalu
• Dangerous Drugs
• Endangered Species
Voice of Travelers to Tuvalu
Nice Trip in Tuvalu
I booked my ticket from New York for a 3 stop flight to Tuvalu. I had gone for my vacation at this great island of Tuvalu. Tuvalu is a place with great and beautiful attractions. The greatest attraction is the enormous Tuvalu lagoon excellent for swimming and snorkeling. I admired abundant sea and wildlife in the Tuvalu marine conservation area. I visited the Tuvalu philatelic bureau which provides stamps to collectors. Diving or game fish equipment are available in Tuvalu. Tuvalu is a good place to be and the time was worth my ticket price.
Excellent place to visit and Dance festival worth seeing
I went to Tuvalu's women's handicraft center. The place was worth seeing. Jiji Airlines and Jet Star flights also travel to it. There is another flight that travels from Port Mores via Jet Star. You can hire a scooter to travel around and every place is easily accessible. This handicraft center is great to buy and sell local stuff and is an excellent place to buy a Tuvalu souvenir. Buy your ticket today and see the dance festival yourself.
Definitely worth a visit!
The Tuvalu National Library is definitely worth visiting. Tuvalu is one of the smallest countries I have visited, having in mind its size and population. The staff in the library are very helpful. The library is extending their catalog which contains lots of useful information. You can buy the ticket online or in person at the library and it's definitely worth it. Tuvalu has many other attractions like Tuvalu philatelic bureau and Tuvalu lagoon. You should also visit the Funafuti Marine Conservation Area in Tuvalu and rent their diving or game fish equipment.
Tuvalu Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How is the climate in Tuvalu?
A. The weather in Tuvalu is tropical and there is no dry season. Even the driest month has some rainfall. Average monthly temperatures year round are above 18°C. Most travelers visit Tuvalu during the months of May through October. November through February should be avoided as this is the rainy season and visitors may be unable to enjoy certain outdoor activities.
Q. What outdoor activities can I do in Tuvalu?
A. The island nation of Tuvalu is comprised of coral atolls. As such, the marine biodiversity is amazing and there are many outdoor activities to enjoy. For instance, snorkeling is a popular activity. If you go snorkeling you will be able to see many tropical fish and even sea turtles. Other activities such as paddle boarding, swimming, and sunbathing can all be experienced during your visit to Tuvalu.
Tuvalu - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Funafuti International Airport • Nausori International Airport
Flight Routes to Tuvalu
Fiji Airways operates services 3 times a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) to Suva from Nadi. The only direct flight to Tuvalu is from Suva, the capital of Fiji.