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Risk Ratings  

    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Tuvalu

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundTravellers who have been to China within the past 30 days will be denied entry. This restriction includes seafarers from foreign vessels that have been in China or COVID-19 affected countries.
Travellers who have been to COVID-19 affected countries in the last 30 days need to obtain medical clearance three days before entering the country. Additionally, travellers must have remained in a country not affected by COVID-19 for at least five days prior to attempting entry.
Health screening will be conducted at Funafuti airport and seaports.
(Until further notice)
Tuvalu nationals in New Zealand are allowed entry via Fiji. They must:
- Send their biodata and a draft itinerary to Fiji to the Tuvalu High Commission in New Zealand. Once the mission obtains clearance from the Fiji government, the traveller can book the final ticket to Tuvalu.
- Take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to departure and send the results to the high commission, which will forward it to the Fiji government for final clearance.
- Make a payment online to the high commission (NZ$60) for an outward ticket from Fiji to Tuvalu.
- While in Fiji, they will have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine for a cost of approximately FJ$2800.

Contact the nearest Tuvalu diplomatic mission for details on travel restrictions.
(Until further notice)
OutboundFlight options reduced, in line with reduced human movement traffic.
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsThe capital Funafuti, where the international port and airport are located, is most susceptible to both travel-related cases and local transmission. If a case is confirmed, the government plans to introduce a complete lockdown and implement martial law in strategic locations, even Funafuti.
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Tuvalu

COVID-19 information for Tuvalu

Dedicated COVID-19 website


There are no security threats in Tuvalu that are likely to affect business travellers or expatriates. However, petty crime is not uncommon.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Tuvalu
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Typhoid feverRecommended for adventurous and long-term
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Routine Vaccinations

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