Tongan Protected Person passports are sold by the Government of Tonga to anyone who is 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 do not recognize the Tongan Protected Person passport as a legitimate travel document, and refuse entry to anyone attempting to enter on this passport.
In 2014, Tongan citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 83 countries and territories, ranking the Tongan passport 50th in the world (tied with Peru) according to the Visa Restrictions Index.