Do not travel to Tonga due to recent volcanic eruptions. Reconsider travel to Tonga due to COVID-19-related restrictions.
Country Summary: On January 15, 2022, a partially underwater volcano in Tonga erupted. The CDC has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice due to heavy ashfall, which caused significant damage across the island. In addition, the eruption led to tsunamis (a series of enormous waves created by an underwater disturbance), causing further damage in Tonga and affecting other destinations in the South Pacific.
Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Tonga.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Tonga has an unknown level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. Commercial transportation to/from Tonga is not available or only sporadically available. It may be difficult to enter or leave the country, and travelers should expect delays entering Tonga and/or returning to the United States. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Tonga.
If you decide to travel to Tonga:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information