Travel to Tokelau

Tokelau: Entry and Exit Regulations

Formalities, visas

Tourists are only allowed to enter the country if they have a return ticket and sufficient financial means to finance their stay on the islands themselves.

Issuing of visas in Germany

A visa must be applied for. The visa is valid for one month and costs $ 20 NZ (New Zealand dollars). The visa can be applied for at one of the following addresses:

Tokelau Apia Liason Office (TALO)

PO BOX 865



Tel.: 00690 20822

Fax: 00690 21761

Ministry of Foreign Affairs + Trade

Private Bag 18-901


New Zealand

Tel.: 0064 4 439 8000

Fax: 0064 4 439 8511

Import and export of foreign currency

There are no restrictions on the import and export of local or foreign currencies.

Departure fee

There is no fee for leaving the islands.

Tokelau: Getting There and Transport

How to get to Tokelau

Since Tokelau does not have an airport, you have to fly to Apia in Samoa and from there take a boat to Tokelau. The boat only leaves every two weeks and the journey takes around 24-28 hours. Round-trip tickets cost approximately $ 450 NZ.

You can get more information from the following e-mail addresses:

Travel in the country

The main means of transport are small boats or you can walk.

The three atolls are connected to each other by small catamaran ferries that only run every two weeks.

Tokelau: Embassies and Consulates

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Tokelau embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Tokelau agencies in Germany

Tokelau’s diplomatic interests in Germany are represented by New Zealand.

The New Zealand embassy is located on the fourth floor of the office and commercial building “Atrium Friedrichstrasse, Berlin” at Friedrichstrasse 60 – corner of Leipzigerstrasse in the Berlin-Mitte district. Not far away is the underground station “Stadtmitte” for lines U2 and U6. With a little luck you can find a parking space in the nearby Kronenstrasse.

New Zealand Embassy in Berlin

Friedrichstr. 60 (Atrium)

10117 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 2062 10

Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 2062 1114


New Zealand Consulate General in Hamburg

Domstrasse 19 (Zurich House)

20095 Hamburg

Tel: 0049 – (0) 40 – 4425550

Fax: 0049 – (0) 40 – 4425549


German representations in Tokelau


The Federal Republic of Germany does not have its own embassy on Tokelau. The German embassy in Wellington, New Zealand is responsible.

Embassy in Wellington Hobson Street 90-92 Thorndon 6011, Wellington: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany PO Box 1687 Wellington 6140 New Zealand Tel: 0064 – (0) 4 473 60 63 Fax: 0064 – (0) 4 473 60 69 Email: The German embassy in Wellington is still responsible for:

  • American Samoa
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji Islands
  • Kiribati
  • Niue
  • Pitcairn
  • Samoa
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu

Austrian representations in Tokelau

Austria does not have its own embassy in Tokelau. The embassy in Canberra, Australia is responsible.

Embassy in Canberra

12 Talbot Street

Forrest, ACT 2603

PO Box 3375

Manuka, ACT 2603

Tel: 0061 – 2 – 6295 1533

Fax: 0061 – 2 – 6239 6751


In addition to Australia, the Austrian embassy in Canberra is also responsible for:

  • Fiji Islands
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Samoa
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

Tokelau agencies in Austria

Tokelau’s diplomatic interests in Austria are taken over by New Zealand. The embassy in Berlin is responsible.

Honorary Consul-General of New Zealand in Vienna

Salesianergasse 15/3

1030 Vienna

Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 318 8505

Fax: 0043 – (0) 2 – 2327 7940


Swiss representation in Tokelau

Switzerland does not have its own embassy on Tokelau. The embassy in Wellington, New Zealand is responsible.

Embassy, Embassy of Switzerland in Wellington

10 Customhouse Quay, Level 12

6140 Wellington:

PO Box 25004

6146 Wellington

Tel: 0064 – (0) 4 – 472 1593

Fax: 0064 – (0) 4 – 499 6302


In addition to New Zealand, the Swiss Embassy Embassy in Wellingtion is also responsible for:

  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji Islands
  • Niue
  • Samoa
  • Tonga
  • Tokelau

Tokelau agencies in Switzerland

Tokelau’s diplomatic interests in Switzerland are taken over by New Zealand. The embassy in Berlin is responsible.

Tokelau: Travel Medicine, Vaccinations, and Warnings

Infectious diseases

The following infectious diseases are to be expected on the islands in Germany or Central and Northern Europe:

  • Malaria, there is no risk of malaria on the islands
  • Dengue fever disease
  • Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria.
  • Filariasis
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • tetanus
  • typhus

Recommended vaccinations

when traveling to Tokelau are recommended vaccinations against the following diseases:

  • Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Hepatitis Aand B
  • Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus should always exist in the home country
  • Typhoid, only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Vaccination requirements There are no vaccination requirements when entering or staying in the country.

Who pays for vaccinations in Germany?

Most people in Germany are vaccinated against a number of infectious diseases at an early age. However, the vaccination protection only lasts up to 10 years, in some cases even shorter. Therefore, before traveling abroad, you should carefully consider against which infectious diseases a vaccination is necessary or useful in the country concerned and whether the vaccination protection, if applicable, was not too long ago.

Most statutory health insurances have been reimbursing the costs for the following vaccinations since June 2007.

There is even no 10 € practice fee – but the insured usually have to pay the statutory co-payment, which is 10% of the vaccine price – that is at least 5 € and a maximum of 10 €. Under these conditions, the following vaccinations are free of charge:

  • cholera
  • diphtheria
  • Early summer meningoencephalitis (TBE)
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Pneumococci
  • Polyo (polio)
  • Tetanus (tetanus)
  • rabies
  • typhus

Some health insurance companies also reimburse the cost of malaria prophylaxis.

As a rule, private health insurance companies (inquire beforehand) also cover the costs mentioned.

Current warnings


The islands are occasionally hit by typhoons, against which there is little protection on the flat islands.

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizens’ Service

Telephone: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000

Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 51000

Tokelau: currency and exchange rate

The local currency of Tokelau is the

New Zealand dollar

Exchange rate

You can find a currency converter here:

Bank opening hours

There are no banks on Tokelau!

Travel to Tokelau