Essentials in Tuvalu

Depending on nationality a valid passport and visa may be required to enter Tuvalu. Tuvalu uses both Australian and Tuvaluan currency, although transactions over A$1 are always conducted in Australian Dollars. MasterCard may be used at the National Bank of Tuvalu for cash advances, but otherwise credit cards are not accepted. The tropical cyclone season in Tuvalu normally runs from November to April. Tuvalu’s only hospital is in Funafuti and serious or complicated medical issues may require evacuation to Fiji or Australia. All water is stored in tanks and supply is limited so visitors are advised to use water sparingly and take local advice.

Essentials organisations in Tuvalu
Customs and Taxation Office
Principal Immigration Officer