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Travel Vaccinations for Tonga

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Tonga

A consultation will be completed with one of our specialist travel health nurses to assess your individual travel plans and health background before making recommendations, which can then be administered during the same appointment.

Hepatitis A - Adult
From £93
Typhoid
From £60
Hepatitis B (call to reserve)
From £57
Rabies
From £75
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio
From £50

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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.

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.

Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:

Malaria and regions within country:

Malaria is not normally present in Tonga.

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

Zika virus

Zika virus is usually transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes are most active during the day, especially during mid-morning, then late afternoon and dusk through to evening. For most people it's a very mild infection with minor or no symptoms, but is more of a risk to pregnant woman as it could result in certain birth defects.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent - 100ml
£7.75

Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes and it causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. Joint pain is often debilitating and can vary in duration. The disease shares some clinical signs with Dengue, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where Dengue is common. There is no cure for the disease. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems Bed Bug Barrier Bedsheet
£12.99
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever is a viral disease which develops from mosquito bites during the day time. There is no treatment, only symptomatic relief. Symptoms include: High fever (40°C), severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands and a rash usually lasting for 2-7 days. WHO estimates 390 million cases of Dengue infections per year.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25