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.
Tongan Protected Person passport
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, 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.
In 2014, Tongan citizens holding Tongan passports 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.
- In the Court of the King of Tonga
- GEN 1.3 ENTRY, TRANSIT AND DEPARTURE OF PASSENGERS AND CREW
- "Global Ranking - Visa Restriction Index 2014" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 22 May 2015.