Tonga airport customs regulations, prohibited items & food in 2024

Tonga airport customs regulations, prohibited items & food in 2024

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Get import & export customs regulations, restricted items and food restrictions before travelling to Tonga. Items allowed to import is Personal effects such as clothing, footwear, and toiletries. Prohibited items is Counterfeit currency and goods. Some of restricted items are Firearms and ammunition require a licence for import.

Import Regulations

Free to import items into Tonga

Tobacco

  • 250 cigarettes or cigars; or
  • 250 grams of tobacco products.

Alcohol

  • Funds of T$10,000 or more must be declared to Customs.

Currency

  • Funds of T$10,000 or more must be declared to Customs.

Other items

  • Personal effects such as clothing, footwear, and toiletries.
  • Other goods such as gifts, souvenirs, and electronics, up to a total value of T$500.

Prohibited items into Tonga

  • Counterfeit currency and goods.
  • Indecent or obscene books, paintings, films, and other media.
  • Goods bearing the royal Arms of the Kingdom of Tonga without permission.
  • All books and media which infringe on intellectual property rights that apply in Tonga.
  • All media which the Minister has declared to be seditious or which advocates violence, lawlessness or disorder.
  • All toxic or hazardous wastes.

Restricted items into Tonga

  • Firearms and ammunition require a licence for import.
  • Explosives require a licence for import.
  • Noxious, stupefying, or tear gas in any form, and all appliances used for firing or using such gasses.
  • Live animals such as pets must be declared, and will be subject to strict quarantine controls upon arrival. For further information, please visit the Biosecurity and Quality Management Division.
  • Animal products such as meat, eggs, dairy, honey, ivory, and feathers must be declared, and will be subject to strict quarantine controls upon arrival.
  • Plant products such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, spices, herbs, bulbs, and seeds must be declared, and will be subject to strict quarantine controls upon arrival.
  • Riding equipment, farming equipment, and camping gear must be declared to Customs upon arrival.
  • Passengers from New Zealand are allowed to bring in up to 20kg of fruit if it is accompanied by a sales receipt as proof of purchase in New Zealand.

Export Regulations

Free to export items from Tonga

No rules present

Prohibited items from Tonga

  • Certain articles of Tongan culture.
  • Fresh vegetables, fruit, and honey.
  • Live animals and their derivative products such as ivory, snakeskin, and whale bone.
  • Fresh cut flowers, straw packaging,

Restricted items from Tonga

  • Funds of more than T$10,000 or its foreign equivalent must be declared to the customs authorities.
  • Raw coral requires written permission for export.
  • Endangered species and products protected under CITES require a permit for export.
  • Meat and meat products, dairy, and eggs require a phytosanitary certificate.
  • Plants and plant products, including food, require a phytosanitary certificate.
  • Riding equipment, farming equipment, and camping gear must be declared and may require a phytosanitary certificate.

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