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Travel information about Tuvalu
Tuvalu previously known as the Ellice Islands is the world’s 4th smallest country and is located in the Pacific Ocean south of the equator and midway of Hawaii and Australia, north of Fiji and east of Solomon Islands. Total land area is 10 sq miles and is the home of 12,000 people mostly Polynesian. Although there are no mountain ranges or rivers in Tuvalu, one can spend time under palm trees on the beaches.
Capital city of Tuvalu: Funafuti
Best times to visit Tuvalu: Tuvalu has a tropical climate. Moderate weather from March to November and heavy rain occurs during November to March. Natural phenomena rarely happen.
How to get to Tuvalu: If you are going to Tuvalu, you can take the flight from Singapore. It takes 17 hours at the least and 2+ stops. If from Hawaii, it will take you 73 hours and 3 stops.
Visa requirements for Tuvalu: Visa is required to all except the Schengen Area. It is obtained upon arrival and has the duration of 1 month of stay. Visitors must have a passport that’s valid for 6 months.
Currency of Tuvalu: The currencies in Tuvalu are the Australian Dollar and Tuvaluan Dollar.
Official Language of Tuvalu: English and Tuvaluan are the official languages of Tuvalu.
UNESCO World Heritage sites in Tuvalu
Tuvalu is one of the 4 UNESCO Member States that didn’t recognize the World Heritage Convention.
Scuba diving safety tips
Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:
- Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
- Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
- Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
- Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
- Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
- Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.