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Tonga Travel Restrictions

44.01% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 44.01% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Tonga.

Tonga entry details and exceptions

Tongan citizens, Tongan Permanent residents and International travelers approved by the Ministry of Health are exempt from this restriction.


Outgoing travel to TongaTravelling from New Zealand to Tonga

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Tonga.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Tonga.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form

Tongans overseas who wish to register their interest to return to Tonga should fill out this form.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Tonga

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Tonga must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Tonga will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Tonga. Please check the official guidelines from Tonga for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Tonga.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Tonga.

  • Restaurants in Tonga are closed. Bars in Tonga are closed.

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