The official language is Tuvaluan (a Polynesian language), as well as English.
01/01/2022 New Year
03/14/2022 Commonwealth Day
04/15/2022 Good Friday
04/18/2022 easter monday
04/23/2022 day of the bomb
01.08.2022 National Children’s Day
10/01/2022 Tuvalu days
10/21/2022 Hurricane Day
14.11.2022 birthday of the heir to the throne
Duty free shopping
The following items can be brought into Tuvalu duty-free: 200 cigarettes (persons over 18 years of age); 1 liter of spirits or wine (over 18s). Note: The following items can also be imported duty-free, but must be declared upon entry: 1 pair of binoculars, 1 video camera, 1 film camera with 200 m film, 1 camera with 6 rolls of film, 1 MP3 player, 1 portable radio, 1 laptop/typewriter, sports equipment for personal use.
Pornographic products, pure alcohol, drugs and intoxicants, weapons and ammunition, animals. Declaration obligation for plants and animal products (these are subject to quarantine regulations). More information is available from Countryaah.com.
Consulate General of Tuvalu
+41 (0)58 290 90 00 or +41 (0)79 834 69 70. Honorary Consulate of Tuvalu
Ohlendorfer Straße 39a
+49 (0)4185 707 02 99.
Mon-Thu 09.00-17.00, Fri 09.00-15.00.
Embassy of Tuvalu
(Also responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.)
Avenue Eduard Lacomblé 17, 2nd floor
+32 (0)2 742 10 67.
Business dealings are formal, punctuality is a matter of course. Business hours: Mon-Thu 7.30am-4.15pm, Fri 7.30am-12.45pm.
Tuvalu Co-operative Society Ltd PO Box 11, Funafuti Tel: 2 07 47.
Autodial Long Distance Service.
Main provider: Tuvalu.TV (Internet: www.tuvalu.tv).
According to Abbreviationfinder.org, airmail to Europe takes 5-10 days to arrive, possibly longer. Postal services are sometimes unreliable.
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: www.dw-world.de) to request.