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Last verified: Thursday, 17. October 2019 at 07:24 AM

Tuvalu Travel Advisory


Warning Level Icon Travelling Tuvalu is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 1.0 / 5

Travelling Tuvalu is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from one source for this country.

Regional Situation: 1.0 / 5

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

Advice scoring history for Tuvalu

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

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 Tuvalu from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 1.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

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

Advisory issued by: Canada

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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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Exercise normal precautions in Tuvalu. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

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

Individual rating changes for Tuvalu

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

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Tuvalu 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 Tuvalu with a rating of 1.0.

About Tuvalu

Tuvalu with its capital Funafuti is a country in Oceania (Polynesia), 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC (26 km²). The country is located Oceania, island group consisting of nine coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to Australia. The climate can be described as tropical; moderated by easterly trade winds (March to November); westerly gales and heavy rain (November to March). The landscape is low-lying and narrow coral atolls. With a population of less than a million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Funafuti
Population less than one million
Size 26 km²
Size comparable to 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC
Common languages English, Samoan
Currency Dollar (short: AUD)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies n/a
International phone prefix +688
Internet Top Level Domain .tv
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 TV
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 TUV
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 798

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Tuvalu 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

  • damage to coral reefs from increasing ocean temperatures and acidification
  • excessive clearance of forest undergrowth for use as fuel
  • in 2000
  • rising sea levels threaten water table
  • the government appealed to Australia and New Zealand to take in Tuvaluans if rising sea levels should make evacuation necessary
  • the use of sand as a building material has led to beachhead erosion
  • water needs met by catchment systems

Natural hazzards

  • low levels of islands make them sensitive to changes in sea level
  • severe tropical storms are usually rare, but in 1997 there were three cyclones

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

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


  1. fishing

Agriculture products

  1. coconuts
  2. fish

Tuvaluan Imports and Exports

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

Export products

  1. copra
  2. fish

Import products

  1. animals
  2. food
  3. machinery
  4. manufactured goods
  5. mineral fuels

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Tuvalu?

Tuvalu is currently rated at 1,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 1 official sources. Travelling Tuvalu is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Tuvalu in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Tuvalu.

How many travel advisories do you know for Tuvalu?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 1 individual sources for Tuvalu.

What is the size of Tuvalu?

Tuvalu has a size of 26 km² or 10 mi² which is 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

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