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Tonga government confirms no extra tax on airport baggage

31 October 2018

Posted in: Pacific Radio News, Languages,

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.

Photo/ Loop 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.

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