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Situated off the eastern coast of Australia and southern coast of Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga is an archipelago of over 170 islands. Though the nation is spread out over 270,000 square miles, roughly 70% of the 100,000 strong population live on the island of Tongatapu. Roughly 50,000 tourists flock to the beautiful islands of Tonga every year, but the tourist industry is not strong enough to support the struggling economy. Instead, much of Tonga’s income comes from remittances of people working abroad.
There is a relatively strong service sector and telecommunications sector, however much of the wealth is owned by the royal family and wealthy elite. There is a great focus on improving the problems in Tonga, including corruption and a lack of agricultural output. Coupled with foreign aid, Tonga is working hard to develop its economy and infrastructure and encourage more tourists to visit its shores. You may even consider Tonga’s tourism industry massively underdeveloped as many of the white sandy beaches and islands with crystal clear blue water lay completely uninhabited – but that’s part of it’s charm. Relations with the UK have been in place for many years, and from 1900 to 1970, there was British protected status in place which saw the UK look after Tonga’s foreign affairs largely through a Treaty of Friendship.
Growing international relations and improvements in tourism mean that finding cheap parcel delivery to Tonga is in growing demand year on year. As mentioned, much of this Pacific Islands‘ income is reliant on money sent home to families from residents working abroad, and many Tongan natives need cheap parcel delivery to Tonga services to send gifts home to loved ones. Regardless of the circumstances, a number of international couriers, both large and small, have stepped in to fill this demand and offer a multitude of different services and additional features to parcel delivery to Tonga. This means that, despite under-developed infrastructure, if needed, you can easily find cheap courier services to Tonga with express delivery added in.
With a larger number of couriers offering their services, finding the perfect one for your cheap shipping to Tonga from UK can be time-consuming and frustrating. At the end of the day, when you want to send a parcel to Tonga, you want to find cheap delivery to Tonga possible quickly – you don’t want to spend hours sifting through the internet to find it. That’s where we come in. To help bridge the gap between couriers and those looking for their services, we have developed a useful price comparison tool which allows you to input your exact requirements and find the right courier for you and your Tonga parcel delivery needs. You can search based on any additional services you require and rest assured you are getting the best savings possible. You can get started right now to find out how little a cheap delivery to Tonga could cost! Alternatively, if you have never purchased a cheap courier to Tonga before, then you can keep reading to find out any additional information that it is useful for you to consider when you send a parcel to Tonga.
Despite being so far from the UK and, in many ways, being an underdeveloped nation, demand for cheap shipping to Tonga from the UK means that sending a parcel there isn’t as expensive as you may at first think. However, getting an accurate price for your parcel delivery UK to Tonga means considering a few key factors. First off, sending a parcel to a more remote island will likely incur additional fees compared to sending one to the capital, Nuku’alofa. That’s because the road networks aren’t as well established in remote towns and villages so it will take longer and require more handling to reach its destination. You should also consider the size of the parcel you wish to send; you can find more details on that below. Lastly, any additional services such as recorded delivery or special delivery are charged as extras by couriers and so you should consider this when you come to send a parcel to Tonga. To get an accurate quote, the quickest method is to input your parcel delivery to Tonga needs into our comparison tool.
The size of your parcel will greatly impact the cost it takes to deliver it, and couriers often categorise parcels into 3 sizes: small, medium and large. A cheap courier to Tonga will be best for smaller parcels – parcels which do not weigh more than 2kg and are no larger than 45cm, 35cm, 16cm. Medium parcels are more expensive as they have a maximum weight of 20kg and can be as large as 61cm, 46cm, 46cm. Finally, large parcels are anything more than 20kg in weight, but that do not exceed a combined width and height of 5m, or a length of 2.5m. These sizing may vary slightly depending on your chosen courier but can be used as a rough idea of what to expect.
Below, you can find additional information regarding parcel delivery UK to Tonga. The answers given have been researched as a direct response to the most common questions that are asked.
Dealing with customs when sending a parcel to Tonga
Seeing as Tonga is outside of the EU, you will need to deal with customs when sending goods via parcel delivery to Tonga from UK. Based on what you are sending, you should first research to make sure which customs declarations need to be attached, as well as any charges that may be needed. In many cases, your courier will advise on necessary declarations you may need to make for your Tonga parcel delivery and possibly provide them, however, it is, of course, your duty to make sure everything is in order.
What can’t be sent to Tonga?
Tonga has a fairly extensive list of items that are either restricted or prohibited from being sent via parcel delivery UK to Tonga, or from anywhere for that matter. These items include things such as phosphorous, propane or chlorine. Also be aware that all couriers have restrictions in place regarding what you send with your parcel delivery to Tonga. Typically, such items are those considered dangerous by most shipping companies and airlines, like weapons, ammunitions, and flammables. By speaking to your chosen courier and searching their website, you should be able to find out which items these are.
How to address your parcel delivery from the UK to Tonga
Perhaps due to strong ties with the British for many years, the system used for addressing parcels intended for Tonga is similar to that used in the UK.
Delivery times for Tonga
The expected economy delivery time for parcel deliveries sent to Tonga can be anywhere from 3-4 days upwards. Alternatively, for express deliveries, you can expect your parcel to arrive in just 1 to 3 working days. As mentioned earlier, road links to more remote villages and towns are poor in places and this will hinder the time it takes for your parcel to arrive. To allow the speediest delivery possible, we recommend you read and follow the above guidance closely on restrictions and how to properly address the parcel.
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