COVID-19 Information

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COVID-19 Information

Fiji

Last Updated:  September 19, 2022

U.S. State Department Warning to U.S. Citizens:

Global COVID-19 conditions are dynamic.  U.S. citizens who choose to travel internationally may encounter mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements, quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders imposed by foreign governments. U.S. citizens who do choose to travel internationally should make contingency plans as their trip may be disrupted due to quarantines, travel restrictions, and other factors.  U.S. citizens may have to remain in a foreign country longer than originally planned at their own expense.  The department recommends international travel insurance with coverage for COVID-related trip cancellation and medical benefits.

United States-Specific Information

*** As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

Exercise normal precautions when traveling to Fiji.

  • Fiji has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
  • There are reported fatalities from COVID-19 within Fiji.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 Travel Advisories page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Fiji due to COVID-19, indicating a moderate level of COVID-19 in the country. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Fiji. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Fiji?  Yes
  • U.S. citizens can contact the Fiji Ministry of Health via telephone: +679-330-1677 for clarity on COVID-19 test facilities and/or fees.

Tests can be obtained from Zen’s Medical, in Nadi, Lautoka, and Ba; and Nasese private hospital, in Suva. Zen’s Medical cost for PCR test is FJD250 and the Rapid Antigen is FJD45 per patient.  Nasese Hospital cost for PCR test is FJD300 and the Rapid Antigen is FJD50 per patient.

Testing is done on a walk-in basis, but we recommend travelers reach out to the clinic to confirm availability of testing on the desired day.

 COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  •  Has the government of Fiji approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Fiji for U.S. citizens to receive?  Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Fiji? AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Pfizer
  • For information on obtaining a vaccine in Fiji visit:  https://vra.digitalfiji.gov.fj//
  • All foreigners are to pay for all health services once provided.  The Ministry of Health & Medical Services link: https://www.health.gov.fj/covid-19-updates/
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

For information on Fiji’s entry and quarantine requirements please visit the Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism, and Transport:

https://www.mcttt.gov.fj/

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No

All travelers 16 years and above must produce proof of full vaccination. Travelers must also show proof of medical insurance that covers COVID-19 related costs.

  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
  • For information regarding visa extensions, see Fiji Immigration’s website: http://www.immigration.gov.fj/. Prior to travel, travelers can contact Fiji Immigration by telephone: +679-331-2622 or email: borderrequest@immi.gov.fj for entry/exit requirements due to COVID-19.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No. Fully vaccinated individuals can travel freely within Fiji or internationally.

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No. Travelers who test positive during their stay must isolate for a minimum of 5 days.

Latest requirements for travelling to Fiji: https://www.mcttt.gov.fj/fiji-entry-conditions/

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

International commercial flight options currently exist in Fiji:

Fiji Airways currently offers regular flights to from Nadi to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Honolulu.

Fiji Airways is offering flights to Australia and New Zealand.

Air New Zealand currently offers flights NAN/AKL. Information for travel from Fiji to NZ: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/fiji.

Masks are mandatory for passengers within the airport and encouraged or required on international and domestic flights.

Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability. If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline or travel insurer.

Public transportation systems are operating. Rules regarding physical distancing and mask requirements vary by location. Inter-island shipping will require all passengers to be fully vaccinated before one is allowed to board.

Fines for Non-Compliance

Fines may apply and will depend on the severity of the offence.  Minimum of FJD20 for noncompliance in public areas, transport, etc. For more information see the Government of Fiji Facebook page.

Consular Operations

  • The U.S. Embassy in Suva is offering all routine passport, citizenship, and notarial services.
  • Appointments are available for applicants who require an in-person interview.
  • All routine Immigrant and Non-immigrant visa services have resumed.
  • Additional information on visa services and restrictions relating to COVID-19 is available here.

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Actions to Take

  • Follow directions of local officials and monitor local media for updates.
  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • Visit the COVID-19 page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Fiji.

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COVID-19 Information

French Polynesia

Last updated:   September 19, 2022

U.S. State Department Warning to U.S. Citizens:

Global COVID-19 conditions are dynamic.  U.S. citizens who choose to travel internationally may encounter mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements, quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders imposed by foreign governments. U.S. citizens who do choose to travel internationally should make contingency plans as their trip may be disrupted due to quarantines, travel restrictions, and other factors.  U.S. citizens may have to remain in a foreign country longer than originally planned at their own expense.  The department recommends international travel insurance with coverage for COVID-related trip cancellation and medical benefits.

United States-Specific Information

*** As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • COVID is present in French Polynesia.
  • Effective 7 January, 2022, vaccinated travelers are allowed to travel to French Polynesia and are no longer subject to quarantine upon arrival.
  • Travelers are expected to wear a mask when indoors.

Exercise normal precautions when traveling to French Polynesia.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 Travel Advisories page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for French Polynesia due to COVID-19, indicating an unknown level of COVID-19 in the country. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into French Polynesia. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in French Polynesia? Yes
  • U.S. citizens can obtain predeparture COVID tests for a fee at several locations:
    • Papeete: Louis Malarde Institute (rue des Poilus Tahitiens and of rue du 5 mars 1797, Papeete). Cost is 17100 XPF for RT-PCR testing.
    • Pirae: Nahoata’s Laboratory (avenue Pomare and rue Tuterai tane, Pirae; phone 40 54 33 33). Cost is 16074 XPF for RT-PCR testing.
    • Punaauia: Tamanu’s Laboratory (Tamanu Shopping Center, Punaauia; phone 40 42 94 00). Cost is 16074 XPF for RT-PCR testing.
    • Moorea: Moorea Laboratory (PK 3.5 Mountainside, Tiaia, Maherepa; phone 40 55 05 85). Cost is 16074 XPF for RT-PCR testing.
  • Labs will provide travelers with test results through a secure online results website.
  • Antigen tests can be obtained at the airport the day of departure, 3 hours before your flight (Cost: 5700 XPF) or at many pharmacies (Cost: 1500 XPF), with results available within one hour.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Has the government of French Polynesia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in French Polynesia for U.S. citizens to receive? No
  • Which vaccines are available in French Polynesia? Pfizer/BioNTech and Janssen
  • For information about vaccination in French Polynesia, please visit the French Polynesia vaccination website (in French).
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

For information on French Polynesia’s entry and testing requirements please visit the Tahiti Tourism site at: https://tahititourisme.com/en-us/covid-19/? and the Electronic Travel Information System platform for French Polynesia at: https://www.etis.pf/en/.

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)

  • Travelers who violate health regulations can be fined.

Consular Operations

  • The U.S. Consular Agency in Papeete, French Polynesia offers passport, birth registration and notary services for French Polynesia. For more information, please call the Consular Agency at +68989700160 or +12027807683, or email usconsul@mail.pf.
  • Visa services for French Polynesia are offered through the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For further information, please contact suvaniv@state.gov (for nonimmigrant visas) or suvaiv@state.gov (for immigrant visas).
  • Please note that the Consular Agency in French Polynesia cannot issue visas or assist with visa-related inquiries.

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COVID-19 Information

Kiribati

Last updated:   September 19, 2022

U.S. State Department Warning to U.S. Citizens:

Global COVID-19 conditions are dynamic.  U.S. citizens who choose to travel internationally may encounter mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements, quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders imposed by foreign governments. U.S. citizens who do choose to travel internationally should make contingency plans as their trip may be disrupted due to quarantines, travel restrictions, and other factors.  U.S. citizens may have to remain in a foreign country longer than originally planned at their own expense.  The department recommends international travel insurance with coverage for COVID-related trip cancellation and medical benefits.

United States-Specific Information

*** As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • COVID is present in Kiribati.

Reconsider travel to Kiribati.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 Travel Advisories page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Kiribati due to Covid-19, indicating an unknown level of COVID-19 in the country. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Kiribati. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Kiribati? Yes
  • COVID tests are available at the main hospital in Tarawa. The cost of the test is 150 AUD, and results will be available approximately 24 hours later.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Has the government of Kiribati approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Kiribati for U.S. citizens to receive? No
  • Which vaccines are available in Kiribati? Oxford-AstraZeneca and Sinopharm
  • For information about vaccination in Kiribati, contact the Kiribati Ministry of Health and Medical Services..
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Travel to Kiribati resumed on August. 1st, 2022. For information on current COVID-19 entry restrictions for Kiribati, please contact the Kiribati Ministry of Health and Medical Services.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No but travelers must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes. Travelers are required to take a covid test upon arrival.
  • For information on current COVID entry restrictions for Kiribati, please contact the Kiribati Ministry of Health and Medical Services.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Fines for Non-Compliance

  • Violations of Kiribati COVID regulations could result in a fine.

Consular Operations

  • U.S. citizen services for Kiribati are offered by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For additional information, please email suvaacs@state.gov.
  • Visa services for Kiribati are offered by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For additional information about nonimmigrant visas, please email suvaniv@state.gov. For immigrant visas, please email suvaiv@state.gov.

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COVID-19 Information

New Caledonia

Last updated:   September 19, 2022

U.S. State Department Warning to U.S. Citizens:

Global COVID-19 conditions are dynamic.  U.S. citizens who choose to travel internationally may encounter mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements, quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders imposed by foreign governments. U.S. citizens who do choose to travel internationally should make contingency plans as their trip may be disrupted due to quarantines, travel restrictions, and other factors.  U.S. citizens may have to remain in a foreign country longer than originally planned at their own expense.  The department recommends international travel insurance with coverage for COVID-related trip cancellation and medical benefits.

United States-Specific Information

*** As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • COVID cases have been detected in New Caledonia. Travel to New Caledonia is restricted, and all arriving passengers are required to quarantine for 7 days on arrival. Predeparture COVID testing is available from Médipôle Hospital in Noumea.
  • Departure flight options are limited and, for travelers bound for the United States, require transit through a third country. Borders are now open for travel via Tokyo and to Europe.

Exercise normal precautions when traveling to New Caledonia.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 Travel Advisories page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for New Caledonia due to Covid-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into New Caledonia. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are either PCR or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in New Caledonia? Yes 
  • COVID PCR testing is available at Médipôle, the main hospital, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost of the test is 10500 XPF per person, and can be paid by cash, credit card, or check. Results will be available in approximately 24 hours. To make an appointment, contact the hospital by phone at 20 99 76 or by email at covid19@cht.nc.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Has the government of New Caledonia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes 
  • Are vaccines available in New Caledonia for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in New Caledonia?Pfizer/BioNTech
  • For information about vaccination in New Caledonia, please visit the New Caledonia vaccination website (in French).
  • Visit the Directorate of Health and Social Affairs website: https://dass.gouv.nc/
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes 
  • Travelers must contact Directorate of Health and Social Affairs via this link: https://dass.gouv.nc/
  • For additional information, email the Police aux Frontières (PAF) at dpaf-noumea@interieur.gouv.fr.
  • For information about visa extensions for travelers already in New Caledonia, contact the Bureau des Étrangers et de la Nationalité at etrangers@nouvelle-caledonie.gouv.fr.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Masks are recommended in public places and transportation.

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes, to Tokyo
  • Is public transportation operating? Wearing a mask is recommended.

Fines for Non-Compliance 

  • No fines at the moment

Consular Operations

  • Citizen services for New Caledonia are provided by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For additional information, please email suvaacs@state.gov.
  • Visa services for New Caledonia are provided by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For information on nonimmigrant visas, please email suvaniv@state.gov. For information on immigrant visas, please email suvaiv@state.gov.

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COVID-19 Information

Nauru

Last updated:   September 19, 2022

U.S. State Department Warning to U.S. Citizens:

Global COVID-19 conditions are dynamic.  U.S. citizens who choose to travel internationally may encounter mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements, quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders imposed by foreign governments. U.S. citizens who do choose to travel internationally should make contingency plans as their trip may be disrupted due to quarantines, travel restrictions, and other factors.  U.S. citizens may have to remain in a foreign country longer than originally planned at their own expense.  The department recommends international travel insurance with coverage for COVID-related trip cancellation and medical benefits.

United States-Specific Information

*** As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • COVID is present in Nauru. A weekly flight between Nauru and Brisbane, Australia continues to operate.

Exercise normal precautions when traveling to Nauru.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 Travel Advisories page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Nauru due to Covid-19, indicating an unknown level of COVID-19 in the country. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Nauru. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Nauru? Yes

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Has the government of Nauru approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Nauru for U.S. citizens to receive? No
  • Which vaccines are available in Nauru? Oxford-AstraZeneca
  • For information about vaccination in Nauru, contact Nauru RON Hospital.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?
  • Travelers are required to obtain a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of flight departure to Nauru.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes. A RAT test is required upon arrival and then a PCR test must be done at Naoero Health Center the day after arrival.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No.
  • On arrival in Nauru, travelers that test positive for COVID-19 are required to quarantine in a Nauru-designated facility for 13 days.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • A flight between Nauru and Australia operates every week.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Fines for Non-Compliance

  • Failure to comply with Nauru COVID-19 regulations can result in a fine.

Consular Operations

  • Services for U.S. citizens in Nauru are offered by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For further information, please email suvaacs@state.gov.
  • Visa services for Nauru are offered by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For questions about non-immigrant visas, please email suvaniv@state.gov. For immigrant visas, please email suvaiv@state.gov.

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COVID-19 Information

Tonga

Last updated:   September 19, 2022

U.S. State Department Warning to U.S. Citizens:

Global COVID-19 conditions are dynamic.  U.S. citizens who choose to travel internationally may encounter mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements, quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders imposed by foreign governments. U.S. citizens who do choose to travel internationally should make contingency plans as their trip may be disrupted due to quarantines, travel restrictions, and other factors.  U.S. citizens may have to remain in a foreign country longer than originally planned at their own expense.  The department recommends international travel insurance with coverage for COVID-related trip cancellation and medical benefits.

United States-Specific Information

*** As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • COVID is present in Tonga.

Do not travel to Tonga.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 Travel Advisories page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Tonga due to Covid-19, indicating an unknown level of COVID-19 in the country. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Tonga. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Tonga? Yes
  • PCR tests for COVID-19 are offered at Vaiola Hospital in Nukualofa. The cost is 350 paanga, and results are available within a day. To schedule a test, call Dr. Joseph Takai or Dr. Anaseini Ngauamo at 740 0200 five days prior to departure.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Has the government of Tonga approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Tonga for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Tonga? Oxford-AstraZeneca
  • For information about vaccination in Tonga, please visit the website of the Tonga Ministry of Health.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes, with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Travel to Tonga resumed on August 1st, 2022.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes. A negative RAT test taken within 24 hours of departure is required, as well as a PCR test within 3-5 days of arrival.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes
  • Tonga enforces an overnight curfew from midnight to 5 a.m. daily.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)

  • Violations of COVID-19 regulations can result in fines.

Consular Operations

  • Citizen services for Tonga are offered by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For further information, please email suvaacs@state.gov.
  • Visa services for Tonga are offered by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For questions about nonimmigrant visas, please email suvaniv@state.gov. For immigrant visas, please email suvaiv@state.gov.

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COVID-19 Information

Tuvalu

Last updated:   September 19, 2022

U.S. State Department Warning to U.S. Citizens:

Global COVID-19 conditions are dynamic.  U.S. citizens who choose to travel internationally may encounter mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements, quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders imposed by foreign governments. U.S. citizens who do choose to travel internationally should make contingency plans as their trip may be disrupted due to quarantines, travel restrictions, and other factors.  U.S. citizens may have to remain in a foreign country longer than originally planned at their own expense.  The department recommends international travel insurance with coverage for COVID-related trip cancellation and medical benefits.

United States-Specific Information

***  As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • Tuvalu is COVID-free. Most commercial flights to and from Tuvalu have been suspended, but several small repatriation flights have operated in recent months. COVID testing is available at Princess Margaret Hospital in Funafuti.

Reconsider travel to Tuvalu.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 Travel Advisories page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not issued a Travel Health Notice for Tuvalu due to Covid-19, indicating an unknown level of COVID-19 in the country. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Tuvalu. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Tuvalu? Yes
  • COVID tests are available at Princess Margaret Hospital in Funafuti. There is currently no cost for testing. To schedule a test, please contact the Minister of Health at +688 20416 or the Director for Health at +688 20480. Test results are sent by email.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Has the government of Tuvalu approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Tuvalu for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Tuvalu? Oxford-AstraZeneca for adults and Pfizer for children 12-17 years old
  • For information about vaccination in Tuvalu, contact the Tuvalu Ministry of Health.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes, with prior government approval.
  • Scheduled commercial flights to and from Tuvalu have been suspended since mid-2020.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes, a PCR test.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes, a 3-day pre-departure and a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? No
  • Commercial flights have been suspended since mid-2020. Occasional repatriation/chartered flights have operated since scheduled commercial flights were suspended.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes. There are no rules regarding mask-wearing in public nor other Covid-19 restrictions for passengers.

Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)

  • N/A

Consular Operations

  • Services for U.S. citizens in Tuvalu are provided by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For more information, please email suvaacs@state.gov.
  • Visa services for Tuvalu are provided by the U.S. Embassy in Suva, Fiji. For information on nonimmigrant visas, please email suvaniv@state.gov. For immigrant visas, please email suvaiv@state.gov.

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