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Tonga Travel Restrictions

46,66% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 44,01% last week
Most visitors from South Africa 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 South Africa to Tonga

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa 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 South Africa from Tonga

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Tonga must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Tonga are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from South Africa 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 South Africa will not be allowed to enter Tonga.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Tonga.

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

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