Vaccines advised to ALL Tonga visitors

Vaccination
Course
Per Dose

Vaccines advised to SOME Tonga visitors i The vaccines you need will depend on where in the country you are visiting, how long you will stay and what activities you will undertake during your trip. During your consultation our nurse will advise if you should consider any of the following vaccinations.

NOTE: British travellers should also ensure they have adequate protection from MEASLES, MUMPS and RUBELLA and TUBERCULOSIS, which are normally given as part of the childhood vaccination schedule.

Destination Information for Tonga

Most visits to Tonga are safe and trouble-free. The crime rate is low, but theft and petty incidents do occur, particular in the busier tourist areas. Medical facilities on the islands are basic, and for any complex condition or injury evacuation may be necessary. Ensure that you have good travel insurance in place to cover this. While in Tonga, take extra steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitos, as Dengue Fever and Zika Virus are both present, and cannot be vaccinated against. If you are pregnant or planning pregnancy it is advisable to reconsider travel to the island. Travel vaccines are recommended before travel so visit a travel clinic for the necessary treatment and advice.

Tonga is located in an area of seismic activity, and so earthquakes and volcanic activity is a possibility here. If you’re planning a trip, check local advice on what you should do if there is a seismic event which you are there. As a tropical destination, Tonga is subject to a cyclone season, which is typically from November to April, although cyclones can also occur unexpectedly outside of these times. Be aware of the disruption and difficulties that can be caused by a cyclone, including landslides and flash flooding.

Learn More

The Vava’u island group is popular for sailing and water-sports, and is known for the clear waters surrounding the group of over 50 islands. If you’d prefer to explore on foot, ‘Eua is the highest island, with dramatic cliffs and Tonga’s largest tropical rainforest, ideal for trekking.

Tonga is an extremely beautiful place, and has an interesting history and culture as one of the last absolute monarchies in the world. Tourists are welcomed and there are many facilities suited to travellers of all budgets.

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present in Tonga.

Useful Links

International travel clinic locator: www.istm.org

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office: www.fco.gov.uk

British Embassy

There is no British embassy in Tonga. Please contact the FCO for advice.

Vaccine Information for Tonga

Disease & Source
Vaccination Details
Course
Price
Disease: Hepatitis A
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • A single course injection of Havrix Monodose to cover against Hepatitis A
  • A course of three injections of Twinrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • A single dose of Hepatyrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Typhoid fever
Course
Varies
Price
Varies
Disease: Hepatitis B
Source: Infected blood and bodily fluids
Vaccination Details

One of the following vaccination courses may be recommended:

  • A course of three injections of Energix B to cover against Hepatitis B
  • A course of three injections of Twinrix to cover against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
Course
Varies
Price
Varies
Disease: Rabies
Source: Animal to person
Vaccination Details

A course of three injections of the vaccine (Rabies BP or Rabipur) will cover against Rabies and is recommended. In the event of possible exposure to Rabies, urgent medical attention should be sought, even in those who have received pre-exposure vaccines.

Course
3 doses
Price
Per Dose ££75.00
Disease: Diphtheria
Source: Person to person
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00
Disease: Tetanus
Source: Puncture wounds, burns and intravenous drug use
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00
Disease: Polio
Source: Contaminated food and water
Vaccination Details

A single injection of Revaxis will protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. In the UK, the TDP vaccination against Diphtheria infection is part of the childhood immunisation schedule.

Course
1 dose
Price
£50.00

Non-Vaccinated Diseases

Disease
Source
Our Advice
Disease: Dengue Fever
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50%+ Deet insect repellent
Disease: Filariasis
Source: Mosquitos
Our Advice: Use 50% Deet+ insect repellent
Disease: HIV/AIDS
Source: Bodily Fluids
Our Advice: Use a condom for sex and to never share needles or other injecting equipment (including syringes, spoons and swabs).
Source: Contaminated food and water, person to person
Our Advice: Tummy kit and Tummy Kit +

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