Tonga government confirms no extra tax on airport baggage

Tonga’s Ministry of Customs and Revenue has slammed fake news circulating social media about an imposed tax on baggage for travellers flying in to Tonga.

The message being widely shared among Tongans warns a tax of $50 TOP on every piece of baggage for visitors to the Kingdom.

But chief executive of Tonga’s Ministry of Customs and Revenue, Kelemete Vahe, told Le'o 'o e 'Otu Felenite it is fake news and his Ministry wants to reassure travellers, no extra tax will be imposed.