When entering Tonga in Nuku'alofa you will get a
1-months-visitors-visa. Extension can be
granted by the Immigration in Nuku'alofa for
a minor fee.
Importing Alcohol or Tobacco
is restricted to
one carton of cigarettes and 2 liter of spirits.
Illegal drugs are prohibited and the import or consumption is heavily prosecuted
up to 20 years if you carry Marihuana).
Banking / Creditcards
By now most Bars and Restaurants accept
Credit Cards. They can be cashed (don't forget your PIN!), the ANZ-Bank and
the WESTPAC-Bank have a ATM (which sometimes does not operate!). Make sure
you have enough cash over
Many Travel Guides mention that it is not
common to give tips in Tonga because
Tongans may feel ashamed. This
statement is utter nonsense. Please give
tips and keep in mind that many Tongans
have to work for 0,50 Euro per hour.
(Please give your tip straight -directly- to the person.)
The power supply is 240 Volt. Please take
along an all-purpose adapter and/or transformer.
Under- or overvoltage occures
If you roll your cigarrettes: no filters available here!
You can buy no fresh milk,
The currency is the PaŽanga (TOP).
1 PaŽanga has 100 Seniti. Please consult
the Internet and this
for your own currency. The PaŽanga is falling.