The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a travel advice for Tuvalu at this time.
Read Travel Smart for useful travel information to help you prepare for your trip, and advice on what you should do if you run into problems overseas.
It's important to consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. Consider having vaccinations before you travel. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition.
All oceanic regions of the world can experience tsunamis, but in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, there is a more frequent occurrence of large, destructive tsunamis because of the many large earthquakes along major tectonic plate boundaries and ocean trenches.
More information: Tsunami Warning Center
Cyclone season is between November to April when flooding, landslides and disruptions to services can occur. However, tropical storms and cyclones may occur in other months. The direction and strength of tropical cyclones can change with little warning.
If a natural disaster occurs, follow the advice of local authorities.
Where to get help
Depending on what you need, your best option may be to first contact your family, friends, airline, travel agent, tour operator, employer or travel insurer. Your travel insurer should have a 24-hour emergency number.
Read the Consular Services Charter for what the Australian Government can and can't do to help you overseas.
Australia does not have an Embassy of consulate in Tuvalu. For consular assistance, contact the Australian Hign Commission in Fiji.
Australian High Commission, Suva
37 Princes Road
Phone: (679) 338 2211
Fax: (679) 338 2065
See the High Commission website for information about opening hours and temporary closures that may affect service provision.
If you're unable to contact the High Commission in a consular emergency, contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas, or 1300 555 135 within Australia.
Other useful information
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Foreign Affairs Canada, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the US State Department also issue travel advice for their citizens.