Entry virtually impossible or very difficult. Test required.
Quarantine required.

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Basic facts about Tuvalu

Tuvalu is a tiny country located in Polynesia. The capital of Tuvalu is Funafuti and the most spoken language is English. The national currency in Tuvalu is Australian dollar (AUD).

What taxi apps are available in Tuvalu?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Tuvalu. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Australian dollar (AUD)Official currency
1 EUR~1.5 AUD
1 USD~1.42 AUD

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Tuvalu?

There is one common plug type used in Tuvalu:

Type I 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Tuvalu?

Currently, citizens of 31 countries can enter Tuvalu without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Tuvalu?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Tuvalu.

Data last reviewed on: 19 October 2021

Is it safe in Tuvalu?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On April 18, 2022, the risk level for Tuvalu was changed to Level 3: Reconsider Travel.

Emergency phones in Tuvalu

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police
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