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  2. Safety and security
  3. Terrorism
  4. Local laws and customs
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Summary

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Advice current as at 4:00 am 14 Dec 2019.

There is no British diplomatic representation in Tonga. Consular support is limited in Tonga. However, the British High Commission in Suva in Fiji can provide consular support to British nationals.

Cyclone season is normally between November and April but cyclones can occur throughout the year. Severe weather may result in flooding, landslides, and disruption to essential services and infrastructure. You should monitor local and international weather updates from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), from the Tonga Meteorological Service, in local newspapers and on Radio Tonga 1 and 2 on 1017 AM and 90 FM, and follow the advice of the local authorities including any evacuation orders. See our Tropical cyclones page for further advice about what to do if you are caught up in a storm. See Natural disasters

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Tonga, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

Most visits to Tonga are trouble free. The crime rate is relatively low. However, petty crime and theft do take place. You should remain vigilant, especially at night. See Crime.

UK health authorities have classified Tonga as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. Medical evacuation from Tonga is required for most non-basic medical problems. You should make sure that your policy covers you for medical evacuation by air ambulance.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Tonga
Currency: Tongan Pa (TOP)
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Dialling Code: 676
Drive on the: left
Visitors/Tourists: 46,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
Tongan (official language) 95%
English (official language) 28%


Capital City(s):
Nukuʻalofa
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Telephone Area Code: 676
Population: 22,400
Latitude: -21.1166666667 Longitude: -175.183333333



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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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