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Tonga travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no
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Open for travel from Tonga
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Tonga.
  • This does not apply to nationals and residents of Tonga.
Flight Restrictions

1. Passengers and airline crew arriving from or transiting through China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China) or Macao (SAR China) are not allowed to enter Tonga. This does not apply if they have stayed in a country with no confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) for a period of minimum 14 days before entering Tonga. They must have an official medical clearance undertaken within 3 days prior to arrival in Tonga.
– This does not apply to nationals of Tonga and their immediate family members.
– This does not apply to permanent residents of Tonga and their immediate family members.
– This does not apply to airline crew on direct flights from China (People’s Rep.) who have been using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
2. Passengers must complete a ‘Traveler’s Arrival Health Declaration Card’ and submit it to the Ministry of Health Border Control when arriving in Tonga.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.
Citizens, permanent residents, and emergency officials coming into the country from abroad will have to comply with the 14 day self-isolation period as directed by the authorities.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Travelers are required to undergo medical clearance within three days of traveling to Tonga, and to provide the clearance to Tongan authorities before being granted entry. Failure to provide medical clearance could result in denial of entry or return to country of origin.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (prior to 2013)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Full Restrictions

  • Tonga *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Tonga has announced that 105 international flights to Tonga are diverted from Tonga until Saturday 12 September 2020, except for international flights approved by the Ministry of Health. A State of Emergency was declared on 20 March by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, this has been renewed until 8pm on Monday 28 September. Tongan borders are closed to entry to all foreign nationals. All international cruise ships and yachts scheduled to arrive after 19 March will not be granted entry into Tonga until further notice. Some countries in the region have also introduced travel restrictions to and from the Pacific islands. You should check specifics for any countries that might be involved in your travel when planning a trip to Tonga.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A State of Emergency was declared on 20 March by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga. This has been renewed until 8pm on Monday 28 September 2020. Tongan borders are closed for entry to all foreign nationals. The Kingdom of Tonga has extended the National COVID-19 Restrictions Directions until 8pm on Monday 28 September. These include a night time curfew from midnight to 5am. Travellers are advised to follow the guidance of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga.
    The Kingdom of Tonga has published a Repatriation Restrictions Directions informing members of the public that they are prohibited from entering the Tanoa Dateline International Hotel and surrounding area until midnight on Friday 18 September 2020. Please follow the guidance and familiarise yourself with the restricted areas.

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    08.09.2020
  • Tonga *****

    International restrictions:

    A State of Emergency was declared on 20 March by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, this has been renewed until 8pm on Monday 28 September. Tongan borders are closed to entry to all foreign nationals.The Kingdom of Tonga has extended the National COVID-19 Restrictions Directions until 8pm on Monday 31 August. These includes a night time curfew from midnight to 5am. Travellers are advised to follow the guidance of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga. The Kingdom of Tonga has published a Repatriation Restrictions Directions informing members of the public that they are prohibited from entering the Tanoa Dateline International Hotel, Taliai Military Camp and Kupesi Hotel until midday on Wednesday 19 August 2020. You should follow the guidance and familiarise yourself with the restricted areas. All international cruise ships and yachts scheduled to arrive after 19 March shall not be granted entry into Tonga until further notice. Some countries in the region have also introduced travel restrictions to and from the Pacific islands. You should check specifics for any countries that might be involved in your travel when planning a trip to and/or from Tonga.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Kingdom of Tonga has extended the National COVID-19 Restrictions Directions until 8pm on Monday 28 September. These include a night time curfew from midnight to 5am. Travellers are advised to follow the guidance of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga [http://www.gov.to/press-release/national-covid-19-restriction-directions-2/]. The Kingdom of Tonga has published a Repatriation Restrictions Directions informing members of the public that they are prohibited from entering the Tanoa Dateline International Hotel, Taliai Military Camp and Kupesi Hotel until midday on Wednesday 19 August 2020. Please follow the guidance and familiarise yourself with the restricted areas.Travellers are advised to follow the guidance of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga [http://pmo.gov.to/index.php/2020/07/09/national-covid-19-restrictions-notice-4/].

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    02.09.2020
  • Tonga *****

    International restrictions:

    A State of Emergency was declared on 20 March by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, this has been renewed until 8pm on Monday 31 August. Tongan borders are closed to entry to all foreign nationals.The Kingdom of Tonga has extended the National COVID-19 Restrictions Directions until 8pm on Monday 31 August. These includes a night time curfew from midnight to 5am. Travellers are advised to follow the guidance of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga. The Kingdom of Tonga has published a Repatriation Restrictions Directions informing members of the public that they are prohibited from entering the Tanoa Dateline International Hotel, Taliai Military Camp and Kupesi Hotel until midday on Wednesday 19 August 2020. You should follow the guidance and familiarise yourself with the restricted areas. All international cruise ships and yachts scheduled to arrive after 19 March shall not be granted entry into Tonga until further notice. Some countries in the region have also introduced travel restrictions to and from the Pacific islands. You should check specifics for any countries that might be involved in your travel when planning a trip to and/or from Tonga.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A State of Emergency was declared on 20 March by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga. The Kingdom of Tonga has extended the National Covid-19 Restrictions Directions until 8pm on Monday 31 August. These include a night time curfew from midnight to 5am. The Kingdom of Tonga has published a Repatriation Restrictions Directions informing members of the public that they are prohibited from entering the Tanoa Dateline International Hotel, Taliai Military Camp and Kupesi Hotel until midday on Wednesday 19 August 2020. Please follow the guidance and familiarise yourself with the restricted areas.Travellers are advised to follow the guidance of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga [http://pmo.gov.to/index.php/2020/07/09/national-covid-19-restrictions-notice-4/].

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    05.08.2020
  • Tonga *****

    International restrictions:

    The Government of Tonga has announced that 105 international flights to Tonga are diverted from Tonga until Saturday 12 September 2020, except for international flights approved by the Ministry of Health. See the full list of diverted flights on the Diversion Order [http://www.gov.to/press-release/diversion-order-april-18-2020/]. All international cruise ships and yachts scheduled to arrive after 19 March shall not be granted entry into Tonga until further notice.
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    Internal restrictions:

    A State of Emergency was declared on 20 March by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, this has been renewed until 8pm on Tuesday 4 August.The Kingdom of Tonga has updated the National COVID-19 Restrictions Directions. These includes a night time curfew from midnight to 5am. Travellers are advised to follow the guidance of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga [http://pmo.gov.to/index.php/2020/07/09/national-covid-19-restrictions-notice-4/].

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    15.07.2020
  • Tonga *****

    International restrictions:

    Tongan borders are closed to entry to all nationals. All international cruise ships and yachts scheduled to arrive after 19 March shall not be granted entry into Tonga until further notice.
    The Government of Tonga has announced that 105 international flights to Tonga are diverted from Tonga until Saturday 12 September 2020, except for international flights approved by the Ministry of Health. See the full list of diverted flights on the Diversion Order [http://www.gov.to/press-release/diversion-order-april-18-2020/]. Air New Zealand will be running one flight a week for outbound passengers throughout July. These are currently scheduled for Wednesday 1 July, Tuesday 7, 14, 21 and 28 July and have been approved by the Ministry of Health.

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    Internal restrictions:

    A State of Emergency was declared on 20 March by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, this has been renewed until 8pm on Tuesday 4 August.The Kingdom of Tonga has updated the National COVID-19 Restrictions Directions. These includes a night time curfew from midnight to 5am. Travellers are advised to follow the guidance of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga [http://pmo.gov.to/index.php/2020/07/09/national-covid-19-restrictions-notice-4/].

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    09.07.2020
  • Tonga *****

    International restrictions:

    A State of Emergency was declared on 20 March by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, this has been extended until 8pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020. Tongan borders are closed to entry by all foreigners. Tonga’s government has delayed plans to reopen its border to New Zealand. All international cruise ships and yachts scheduled to arrive after 19 March shall not be granted entry into Tonga until further notice. Some countries in the region have also introduced travel restrictions to and from the Pacific islands.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Kingdom of Tonga has extended the Restrictions Notice effective until 8pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020. This includes a night time curfew from midnight to 5am. However, several restrictions have been relaxed since the previous Restrictions Notice. Travellers are advised to follow the guidance of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga.
    A State of Emergency was declared on 20 March by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga. This has been extended until 8pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020. Travellers are advised to follow the guidance of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga. Tongan borders are closed for entry by all foreigners. The Kingdom of Tonga has extended the Restrictions Notice effective until 8pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020. This includes a night time curfew from midnight to 5am. Travellers are advised to follow the guidance of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga [http://www.gov.to/press-release/national-covid-19-restrictions-notice/]

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    01.07.2020
  • Tonga *****

    International restrictions:

    A State of Emergency was declared on 20 March by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga, this has been extended until 8pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020. Tongan borders are closed to entry by all foreigners. All international cruise ships and yachts scheduled to arrive after 19 March shall not be granted entry into Tonga until further notice. Some countries in the region have also introduced travel restrictions to and from the Pacific islands.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Kingdom of Tonga has extended the Restrictions Notice effective until 8pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020. This includes a night time curfew from midnight to 5am. However, several restrictions have been relaxed since the previous Restrictions Notice. Travellers are advised to follow the guidance of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga.
    A State of Emergency was declared on 20 March by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga. This has been extended until 8pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020. Travellers are advised to follow the guidance of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga. Tongan borders are closed for entry by all foreigners. The Kingdom of Tonga has extended the Restrictions Notice effective until 8pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020. This includes a night time curfew from midnight to 5am. Travellers are advised to follow the guidance of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga [http://www.gov.to/press-release/national-covid-19-restrictions-notice/]

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    28.06.2020
  • Tonga Tonga has restricted entry of travelers and airline crew arriving from or transiting through China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Macau. Tongan nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members may still enter Tonga, as may airline crew on direct flights from China who have been using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Travelers arriving from other origins may still enter Tonga, provided they have stayed in a country with no confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) for at least 14 days directly prior to entering Tonga. They must have an official medical clearance undertaken within 3 days prior to arrival in Tonga. All incoming travelers must complete a ‘Traveler’s Arrival Health Declaration Card’ and submit it to the Ministry of Health Border Control when arriving in Tonga.

    International restrictions:

    Borders are closed, including international flights, cruise ships and yachts until 12 June. The restriction affects Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, and Talofa Airways flights. All foreign nationals are banned from entering Tonga until 12 June. All Tongan citizens and emergency officials arriving in the Kingdom will now have to go through a 14-day quarantine period.

    Internal restrictions:

    The nationwide lockdown in Tonga has been extended until 12 June. Nonessential movement outside of residences will be prohibited. Night-time curfews will be in place from 21.00 to 05.00. Non-essential businesses will be closed and large gatherings will be suspended. Public gatherings are restricted. nightclubs, bars and kava clubs are shut down. Concerts, sports events, funerals and weddings are banned.

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    30.04.2020
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