The front cover of a Tongan passport.
|Type of document||Passport|
|Eligibility requirements||Tongan citizenship|
The Tongan Passport is an international travel document that is issued to Tongan citizens.
In 2017, Tongan citizens holding regular Tongan passports had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 111 countries and territories, ranking the Tongan passport 47th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index. Tonga signed a mutual visa waiver agreement with Schengen Area countries on 20 November 2015.
Tongan Protected Person passport
Tongan Protected Person passports are sold by the Government of Tonga to persons who are not a Tongan citizen. Tongan Protected Person passport holders cannot enter or settle in Tonga on this passport. Generally, those holders are refugees, stateless persons, and individuals who for political reasons do not have access to any other passport-issuing authority.
Some countries/regions, e.g., Hong Kong, do not recognize the Tongan Protected Person passport as a legitimate travel document, and refuse entry to the holder attempting to enter on this passport.
- "Global Ranking - Visa Restriction Index 2017" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
- In the Court of the King of Tonga
- GEN 1.3 ENTRY, TRANSIT AND DEPARTURE OF PASSENGERS AND CREW