Tonga Essentials

A list of essential information about Tonga, including language, currency, visa requirements, time zone, dialling code and emergency numbers.

Language: Tongan, English
Currency: Tongan Pa’anga (TOP) – check latest exchange rates on xe.com
Visas: Free / 30-day issued at border with proof of onward travel; see visa requirements for more details
Time zone: GMT +13
Dialling code: 676
Emergency codes: Police 922 , Medical 933, Fire 911
Capital city: Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu
Population: 103,036
Tipping: Not expected
Electricity: 240V/50hz. Tonga uses the below AC power plug and socket. We recommend the OREI travel adaptor. It works in over 150 countries and includes a USB charger.

Tonga essentials

Insurance: We recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com – available in over 150 countries.


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