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Tonga lifts health restrictions, ends two States of Emergency

After two-years and six-months, Tonga has lifted most of its COVID-19 health restrictions, including that for international travel and the national curfew, effective from...

‘Time to move on’ as Marshalls drops three-year state of health disaster

The Marshall Islands has ended over three years of a State of Health Disaster and opened its borders to normal travel as of this...

Post-arrival tests removed as entry requirement to Fiji

Fiji has removed covid-19 tests on arrival as entry requirement to the country, beginning Monday. Over the past six weeks, Fiji’s health system has continued...

Marshall Islands sees first Covid-19 spread

The Marshall Islands lost its Covid-free status Monday when tests confirmed six positive cases in the capital, the first known community transmission since the...

UN visits Vanuatu after two years of closed borders

This week, a team from the United Nations (UN) landed in Vanuatu for the first time since COVID-19 closed Vanuatu’s borders in 2020. Led by...

FSM takes action amid surge of Covid-19 cases

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) recorded 306 new Covid-19 infections in the 24-hour reporting period until 31 July. FSM's health department said positive community...

Joyful families reunited as Tonga reopens border, night curfew continues

With hugs and tears families were reunited at Tonga's Fua'amotu International Airport, after arriving on an Air New Zealand, the first flight as Tonga...

Last repatriation flight before Tonga slowly re-opens border

Tonga’s last repatriation flight arrived Thursday with over 300 passengers, before Tonga's international border opens on 01 August with zero MIQ. MEIDECC CEO Paula Ma’u...

Samoa PM announces lifting of Covid-19 State of Emergency after two long years

After a long and challenging two years and four months, Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa has announced Cabinet’s decision to lift the proclamation...

Micronesia finally loses covid-free status

Two of the four states in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) have reported their first community spread of covid since the pandemic began...

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