The official language is Tonga. English is also spoken.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

04/25/2022 ANZAC Day

06/04/2022 Emancipation Day

07/12/2022 Crown Prince’s Birthday

01.08.2022 King George Tupou V’s birthday

11/04/2022 Constitution Day

04.12.2022 King George Tupou I Day

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Christmas


Duty free shopping


The following items can be brought into Tonga duty-free: 2 packs of cigarettes; 1.5L of alcoholic beverages (over 18s); perfume for personal use; personal valuables (camera, laptop, etc.) when re-running.

Import regulations

Any food you bring with you must be declared. More information is available from

Contact addresses

Consulate of the Kingdom of Tonga
Zollstrasse 62
+41 (0)44 254 99 66. Embassy of the Kingdom of Tonga

(Also responsible for Germany and Switzerland.)

36, Molyneux Street
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 77 24 58 28.

Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00.


Business etiquette

No suit required for most business meetings. In addition to English, French is also often spoken. Business hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm.

Business contacts

Ministry of Labour, Commerce and IndustriesPO Box 110, Nuku’alofaTel: 2 54 83.Internet: Tonga Chamber of Commerce and IndustryTaufa’ahau Road, PO Box 1704, Nuku’ alofa Tel: 251 68.



Autodial Long Distance Service.

Mobile phone

GSM 900. Network operator is Tonga Communications Corporation (Internet:


According to, Internet provider is Tonga Communications Corporation. Internet cafes are available.

Post office

The main post office is in the center of Nuku’alofa. Post Office branches are located on Ha’apai, Vava’u and ‘Eua. The mail must be collected from the post office. Airmail shipments to Europe take about 10 days. Post office opening hours: Mon-Fri 08.30-16.00.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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