Tonga visa requirements for Filipinos

Travel and visa requirements

Tongan Visa is not required for Filipinos

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Visa on arrival is the visa granted to Philippine citizens when visiting Tuvalu for a stay up to 30 days.
  • Visitors are required to present the following documents:
  • An international passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of their entry into the country and the reservation of a minimum of empty pages on your passport for necessary stampings.
  • A return ticket or ticket for travelling to another country and a visa for that country if it is required.
  • Provision of proof of hotel reservation or any other means of your accommodation in Taiwan.
  • An arrival card issued to you by the airline you boarded or your cruise ship firm.
  • You are to present all above-mentioned documents to the Taiwanese Immigration officers on your arrival in one of the country's port.
  • Provision of a police report showing you are showing that you are crime-free.
  • Medical Insurance covering the duration of your entire stay in Vanuatu and the presentation of documents confirming the purpose of your travel.
  • Failure to meet all the above-listed document required will cause you an entry denial.
  • An airport embarkation fee costing VUV 2,800 is levied on passengers embarking on international flights, except for children under the age of 12 years.
  • The average expected time for airlines to travel to Port Vila, Vanuatu from Manila, Philippines is 12 hours, 30 minutes.
  • Some airlines travelling to Vanuatu from the Philippines are Philippine Airlines, Air Niugini, Aircalin, Qantas and Air Vanuatu.
  • The standard time zone of Vanuatu is (GMT+11), while that of the Philippines is also (GMT+8). This indicates Vanuatu is 3 hours ahead of the Philippines.
  • The Vanuatu telephone code is (+678) serves as a medium for both national and international communication.
  • Banks in Vanuatu are inoperative on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).
  • There is no restriction to the foreign currency you can bring in or take out of the country.
  • An amount or any negotiable instruments such as promissory notes, bank drafts, cheques etc that exceeds VUV 1,000,000 or its equivalent is to be declared.
  • All baggage will be cleared at your last destination in any Vanuatu international airport.
  • An import permit, veterinarian health certificate and rabies vaccination certificates are required from those coming into Vanuatu with their pets.
  • An import permit issued by the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) is required for the importation of arms and ammunition.
  • Vanuatu capital city is Port Vila, while its local currency is Vanuatu Vatu (VUV).
  • Vanuatu has 3 official languages and they are Bislama which is the national language, French and English are the other official languages spoken by its over 2,8000 population.
  • Christianity is the predominant religion of Vanuatu.
  • Places to explore in Vanuatu are Champagne Beach, Hideaway, Iririki Island, Mount Yasur etc.
  • Filipinos travellers to Vanuatu should budget an average of VUV 43,000 to cater for their daily expenses when in Vanuatu.
  • Vanuatu meals entail taro, banana, yam, coconut, sugarcane, tropical nuts, tinned fish, rice, fowls and seafood.
  • Vanuatu plug type is of type I. The standard supply voltage is 220V with the frequency of 50 Hz.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do people dress in Tonga?

Tongan clothing culture is conservative, to say the least. A woman must cover their knees and elbows and men are usually dressed in pants or Tupenu (cloth wrap skirt) and don't show their knees either. Even young men if wearing shorts will be shorts that cover the knees unless they are playing sports.

Is Tonga cheap to visit?

Yes, Tonga is fairly easy to visit as a budget backpacker, as there were plenty of hostels and cheap guesthouses on the islands, inexpensive ferries, and the food are cheap.

Is it safe to visit Tonga?

Yes, Tonga, in general, is a safe country to visit, though late nights and booze can be a bad mix, the big boys sometimes brawl in the bars. 

What is Tonga main religion?

Protestantism is the biggest religion in Tonga. Followers of this religion account for 64.9% of the population of the country. 16.8% of the population are Mormons. The third most popular religion in Tonga is Roman Catholicism whose adherents constitute 15.6% of the population.