The migration reports produced by the Statistics Department as the main reference on volume of overseas visitors, cruise ship passengers, yacht passengers and residents movement to and from the Kingdom of Tonga. The bulletin presents information relating to number of arrivals and departures by port, passenger type, transport mode, country of citizen, purpose of travel, type of passengers, country of usual residence, and country visited.
Total International Arrivals and Departures 2004-2018
The table shows the total arrivals or person arrived in the kingdom with the highest point in 2018 with 128,734. The largest increase in arrivals occurred from 2007 to 2008 with 21% followed from 2015 to 2016 with 19 %, the total departures or persons leaving Tonga in 2018 (132,086).
Total International Arrivals & Departures 2004 – 2018
The graph illustrates the total arrivals and departures to and from the Kingdom of Tonga for 2004 to 2018. The above graph shows an increasing trend from 2004 to 2009 and again from 2012 to 2018, despite the fluctuated trend from 2010 to 2012. The difference between the number of arrivals and departures from 2006 to 2008 indicates a larger number of emigrants than immigrants, or negative net migration rate. However, departures slightly higher than arrivals between 2014 – 2015. 2018 shows that there were more people departures than arrivals.