Travel Information

Bhutanese citizens travelling to Tonga

Citizens of Bhutan that are travelling to Tonga need a stamped visa in their passport prior to arriving.

What to expect in Tonga

🤝 friendly locals
safe neighbourhoods
🐌 Below average wifi
⛅ warm weather
🏖️ beaches

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are

Digicel Tonga


💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

We currently don't have information on ride-sharing services. Local taxis may be the best option. Check with local authorities upon landing.

Exchange Rates

The primary currency is TOP.

1 BTN = 0.032602 TOP

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $7.22 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa needs to be provided by the country prior to travelling.

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Tonga. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. From 19 March, cruise ships and yachts will not be granted entry, and international flights will be reduced. You'll need to complete a health declaration card on arrival. If you’re travelling from one of 46 countries, including Australia, you'll need to self-quarantine for 14 days in Fiji or New Zealand, and obtain a medical clearance within three days prior to arriving in Tonga. Tongan citizens, permanent residents, and their immediate families are exempt, but they will need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Tonga.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Tonga. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (1.62 / 5)
Safety (4.50 / 5)
Cost of Living (3.95 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$100.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$7.22 USD

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