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Last verified: Thursday, 9. April 2020 at 07:42 AM

Tonga Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Tonga

Local Situation: 3.3 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Tonga. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.3 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Tonga

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Tonga. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Tonga.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Tonga

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Tonga.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Tonga from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise Normal Precautions in Tonga Read the Safety and Security section on the Country Information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/tonga-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/tonga

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold is expected to pass through Tonga on 9 April 2020. Due to COVID-19, borders are closed, a state of emergency has been declared, and a national lockdown is in force. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor local media for updates. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. We advise you: Do not travel to Tonga.

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/tonga

Individual rating changes for Tonga

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Tonga. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Tonga changed from 3.0 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Tonga with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Tonga changed from 2.5 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Tonga to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Tonga changed from 1.0 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Tonga with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Tonga changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Tonga with a rating of 1.0.

About Tonga

Tonga with its capital Nuku'alofa is a country in Oceania (Polynesia), four times the size of Washington, DC (748 km²). The country is located Oceania, archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. The climate can be described as tropical; modified by trade winds; warm season (December to May), cool season (May to December). The landscape is most islands have limestone base formed from uplifted coral formation; others have limestone overlying volcanic base. With a population of about 0.12 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Nuku'alofa
Population less than one million
Size 748 km²
Size comparable to four times the size of Washington, DC
Common languages English, Tonga
Currency Pa'anga (short: TOP)
Common voltage (electricity) 240V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +676
Internet Top Level Domain .to
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 TO
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 TON
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 776

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Tonga is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation results as more and more land is being cleared for agriculture and settlement
  • overhunting threatens native sea turtle populations
  • some damage to coral reefs from starfish and indiscriminate coral and shell collectors

Natural hazzards

  • cyclones (October to April)
  • earthquakes and volcanic activity on Fonuafo'ou
  • moderate volcanic activity; Fonualei (180 m) has shown frequent activity in recent years, while Niuafo'ou (260 m), which last erupted in 1985, has forced evacuations; other historically active volcanoes include Late and Tofua

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Tonga. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. construction
  2. fishing
  3. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. cassava
  3. cocoa
  4. coconuts
  5. coffee
  6. copra
  7. kava
  8. squash
  9. sweet potatoes
  10. taro

Tongan Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Tonga.

Export products

  1. fish
  2. root crops
  3. squash
  4. vanilla beans

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. foodstuffs
  3. fuels
  4. machinery
  5. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Tonga?

Tonga is currently rated at 3,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Tonga.

Is it safe to travel Tonga in 2020?

Visiting the country Tonga is usually fine. The score is at 3,3 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Tonga?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 3 individual sources for Tonga.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Tonga?

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Tonga. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Tonga.

What is the size of Tonga?

Tonga has a size of 748 km² or 289 mi² which is four times the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.