Australian High Commission
Tuvalu

CureCoronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and safety of Australians overseas is our highest priority. Our ability to provide some services may be limited. We will continue to prioritise consular services to those in genuine need. If you require urgent assistance, please contact our Consular Emergency Centre, Canberra (Australia): +61 2 6261 3305.

Australian High Commission in Funafuti, Tuvalu

Talofa and welcome to the official website of the Australian High Commission in Funafuti, Tuvalu.

Our Head of Mission is Ms Karyn Murray, Australian High Commissioner to Tuvalu.

We invite you to access the resources and information contained on this website or contact us at [email protected] if you wish to make a general inquiry.

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Travel advice

Revised Travel Advice for Tuvalu - updated February 2021

The Government of Tuvalu declared a State of Health Emergency effective on 20 March 2020 for the whole of Tuvalu due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.  The State of Emergency has been extended to 26 March 2021.

The Management and Minimisation of the Impact of Coronavirus Regulation 2020 states: 

Closure of Borders

1. All national borders of Tuvalu shall be closed during the period of emergency to any aircraft, vessel and ship.

2. Notwithstanding sub-paragraph (1), the Prime Minister may be Notice grant exemption on the following grounds;

            a. Provision of medical supplies
            b. Provision of food supplies
            c. Humanitarian assistance
           d. Distribution of reliefs
           e. Shipment of cargoes
           f. Fuel supply; or 
          g. Any other grounds in the interest of public

Conditions for entry for any person exempted shall be 14 days quarantine in government mandated facilities.  All persons will also be required to take a COVID-19 test two days before arrival in Tuvalu, and remain in quarantine from the time of the test until departure to Tuvalu.

If a border exemption is granted, there are irregular charter flights from Fiji to Tuvalu, currently every two to three weeks.

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Passports

Is your passport lost or stolen in Tuvalu?

  • Report the loss or theft online
  • Contact the Australia High Commission in Funafuti during local business hours on 20043.
  • Call the Australian Passport Information Service on 131 232 from within Australia.
  • Seek more information on the Australian Passports Office website.

Applying for a passport?

  • For passport information including applying for, or renewing your passport, visit www.passports.gov.au.
  • The Australian High Commission in Funafuti does not issue passports. Australians citizens seeking to apply for or renew an Australian passport can attend a passport interview at the Australian High Commission in Suva.
  • Passport fees for 2019 are listed here.

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