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Travel information about Tonga

Tonga, also known as “Friendly Islands” is a Polynesian kingdom of 170 South Pacific islands lined with white beaches, coral reefs, and tropical forests. These islands are full of wonder and spectacular beauty. The total population is 107,122 which are mostly Polynesians. Total land area is 748 sq km of arable, pastures, forests and woodlands. Tourism here is a good source of income.

Capital city of Tonga: Nuku?alofa

Closest neighbors to Tonga: Tonga’s closest neighbors are south of Samoa, south east of Fiji, north east of New Zealand, east of Brisbane, Australia and Vanuatu.

Best times to visit Tonga: The climate here is tropical maritime. There are 2 seasons of Tonga, the cooler and less rain between May and November and a warm and rainy season between December and April. The best time for a travel to the islands of Tonga is dry and cool months between May and November.

How to get to Tonga: You have to connect flights from the US to Auckland daily then 5 times a week to Tonga. You can take direct flights from Australia to Tonga daily.

Visa requirements for Tonga: US citizens and other selected countries can obtain a free visa upon arrival valid for 1 month and extendable to 6 months.

Currency of Tonga: Official currency of Tonga is Tongan Pa’anga.

Official Language of Tonga: Official languages are English and Tongan.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Tonga

There are 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tonga’s tentative list.

Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.


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