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

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

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

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

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