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Funafuti is the capital of Tuvalu.

Get in

A valid passport and onward ticket is required for entry to Tuvalu.

By Plane

The only international airport in Tuvalu is located at Funafuti, with the amusing airport code of FUN.

Air Fiji operates the only flights to Funafuti from Suva, Fiji with a Embraer Brasilia 120 turboprop aircraft. The current schedule has flights on Mondays and Thursdays.

Get around

The best way to get around Funafuti is to hire a Motorbike/Scooter for AUD $10.00 daily




The currency of Tuvalu is the Australian dollar (AUD), and the currency symbol is $. Tuvalu has also issued it's own coins which are different from the Australian coins and can only be used on Tuvalu. The most common one is the Tuvalu 50 cent coin.

There is a handicraft centre at the Airport Terminal selling local handicrafts.

The Tuvalu Co-operative Society has 2 stores on Funafuti that sells a limited range of Grocieres.




  • Vaiaku Lagi Hotel is the only hotel in Funafuti and is operated by the Tuvalu government. The hotel is located 50 metres from the Airport Terminal, facing the lagoon. The hotel has 16 rooms of a basic standard, together with a restaurant serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. All rooms have air-conditioning and a telephone, although no hot water - only cold showers.
  • Guest houses. There are a number of privately run guesthouses of a very basic standard.

Get out


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