Last update 04 August 2023Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Kingdom of Tonga
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Tonga. The nearest Bulgarian Embassy in the region is the one in Canberra, Australia.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Australia
Address: 29 Pindari Crescent, O’Malley, Canberra, ACT 2606
Mailing address: P.O.Box 6096 Mawson, ACT 2607 Canberra, Australia
Tel.: +612 62869711; +612 62869700
Fax: +612 62869600
Working hours: 09:00 – 17:30
E-mail: [email protected]
Embassy of the Kingdom of Tonga in London, United Kingdom
Address: 36 Molyneux Street, GB-LondonW1H 5BQ
Tel.: +20 7724 5828
Fax: +20 7723 9074
Working hours: 09:00 – 13:00; 14:00 – 17:00
E-mail: [email protected]
Following attempts to politically destabilize the country in 2006, frequent inspections as well as traffic stops are common. Travellers to Tonga are advised to avoid places where demonstrations are held and crowded places.
Since the beginning of 2019, there has been some increase in measles (smallpox) cases in Australia and New Zealand. While the risk is relatively low in these two countries, the situation is considerably more serious in other countries in the region, especially in Samoa, where a state of emergency has been declared. A sudden increase in measles cases has also been recorded in Tonga and Fiji. The Solomon Islands authorities have introduced a number of requirements for travellers to the country in order to prevent the spread of the disease within its territory. More information on this topic can be found at the following link: https://www.mfa.bg/bg/situationcenter/23742.“ The quality of medical services in hospitals does not meet the Western European standards. Danger of diseases borne by insects. Do not neglect the measures against mosquitoes.
There are no particular recommendations for immunizations, except for yellow fever. Nevertheless, it is recommended that you have a combined vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid. There is no malaria in Tonga.
Specifics of the local legislation:
Homosexual acts between men are punishable under the local legislation, sometimes by imprisonment of up to 10 years.
You may import unlimited amounts of local and foreign currency. It is recommended that you carry either US dollars, traveller’s checks or credit cards. There are no restrictions on the import of items for personal use, including small quantities of liquor and tobacco products.
There are no customs restrictions on the export of local or foreign currency or goods.
The traffic of vehicles is in the left lane of the roadway. The country has domestic airlines as well as road connections between the separate islands. The road network is in good condition. When using taxis, it is recommended to negotiate the price of the service to the final destination.
It is recommended to avoid heavy physical strains during the initial adaptation period. Drink enough fluids during the hot period. Avoid fatty foods as well as excessive alcohol consumption. Comply with conservative local dress code and behaviour standards. Observe strict personal hygiene, with frequent hand washing. Carefully consume fruits and salads. Carry with yourself the most necessary medicines.
1 Pa’anga (T$) = 100 Seniti(s)
Tonga has a tropical climate characterized by the absence of distinct seasons in the true sense of the word, but only by the alternation of rainy and dry periods. The rainy season lasts from December to April, when frequent tropical storms are possible, adversely affecting the local infrastructure and the road traffic.
Travel papers and visas
You need an international passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry in the country. Bulgarian citizens can obtain a visa for Tonga through the Embassy of the country in London.