Tuvalu Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
Eat Drink 2
malaria no
Typhoid & Polio 1
cholera no
yellow fever no


Visitors should bring an antiseptic ointment, as even small wounds can fester quickly. There is a hospital on Funafuti. It is recommended to take out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance. Check findjobdescriptions for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] Typhoid can occur, poliomyelitis cannot. Typhoid vaccination is recommended for backpacking and long-term stays. [2] Water is kept in tanks and should not be wasted. It is advisable to follow the advice of the locals.

Other risks

Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs nationwide. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Filariasis caused by insects also occurs nationwide. Travelers reduce the risk of transmission if they use an effective insect repellent. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general.



Australian and Tuvaluan currencies are legal tender, with amounts over $1 always being paid in Australian dollars. 1 Australian dollar = 100 cents. Currency code: A$, AUD (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 AS, coins in denominations of 2 and 1 A$ and 50, 20, 10 and 5 cents. Tuvaluan dollar = 100 cents. Currency code: TW$. Coins are in denominations of TV$1, 50, 20, 10 and 5 cents.

Credit cards

Credit cards are generally not accepted. Travelers should have enough cash for their stay. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


ATMs are not available. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Travelers checks can be cashed in Tuvalu at the No1 Currency exchange office.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Thu 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Foreign exchange regulations

No restrictions on the import and export of local and foreign currencies. There is an obligation to declare from an amount equivalent to A$ 2,000.

Currency Exchange

It is advisable to bring Australian dollars in cash with you.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
Aud A$ 1 EUR = 1.44 A$
1 CHF = 1.71 A$
1 USD = 1.38 A$
TVD $ 1 EUR = $1.44
1 CHF = $1.71
1 USD = $1.38

Tuvalu Money